- Float Frame
Float frames are designed for artwork that is on canvas and gives the art the illusion of floating inside a picture frame without being bound. This creates an interesting visual detail and a sense of depth to the overall display
- Canvas Stretching
Stretching a canvas is the most popular way of presenting a piece of canvas art. It consists of pulling the completed canvas around a frame called stretcher bars and securing it tightly to show a flat piece of art. Stretched canvas can vary in size from small 8”x10” to in excess 10’x10’. Canvas does not always have to be a rectangle either, we have stretched canvases in almost every shape and size.
A Shadowbox frame is a deep picture frame used to hold and display items for the owner. Shadowboxes provide the depth needed to frame 3-dimensional items and typically have an interior mat and solid background that highlights the contents. Framing done in this style is typically for wall displays.
- Float mount
“Float mounting” means that your artwork sits on top of the matting as opposed to being partially covered by the matting or the lip of the frame. When the artwork extends to the edges of its medium, or the artwork has uneven edges this can showcase the texture or shape of the art, enhancing the look.
- Standard mount
Standard mounts are the most common type of picture framing. Comprised of one frame, one or mats, and a sheet of glazing on top. A very simple style of picture framing that assists in bringing out the beauty
- Closed corners
Finished or closed corner frames are the ultimate in quality and craftsmanship and are not comparable with cut and joined length moldings that are available in most frame shops. Closed corner frames are the first choice of museums and galleries. Those frames are completed after their basic lengths are assembled and joined together. The completion involves applying further and more intricate craftsmanship and artistry than just putting 4 prefabricated moldings together around the artwork. The finished corner frames have a more significant potential for quality and value. Once joined, closed corner frames are finished in various ways, from carving, application of cast compo, gesso, gilding, staining, and painting. The options to create a one-of-a-kind frame are endless.
Fillets are decorative elements used in picture framing to a number of different ends. They add interest and detail to any picture framing project and are quite easy to assemble and to put it simply they are thin frames that can be used inside of the molding to add a little extra accent to the frame or can be used on the interior of the matting to accent the artwork. They are a very versatile tool when it comes to the design process with many different pieces of art.
Liners are fabric-covered molding, used inside the outer molding in a frame design. A liner is not completely finished, so it is not used to replace the frame, but to complement it. Liners often are used in place of mats on framed canvas prints or oil paintings that do not require glass or acrylic glazing.
Liners serve much the same visual purpose as a mat, separating the work from its frame.
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