Do-it-yourself and save with this DIY Floating Frame For Canvas. Ideal floater for art 1-1/2" thick or less. Floater frames are a unique, contemporary, alternative picture framing method designed to reveal the entire surface area of a stretched canvas, and to accentuate or “elevate” the painting. The way the floater frame method is achieved is by placing screws through the back of the frame, into the back of the stretcher bar or using off set clips.
The style of a floating frame for canvas originated as a mid-century modern and post-modern concept for working artists, when large color field and abstract expressionist paintings, perhaps the likes of Sam Gilliam, Gene Davis, and Paul Reed, required economical, non-intrusive framing options due to the size, travel needs, and overall production of such works. The style began in the form of wood strips tacked to the sides of paintings, and later morphed into the more thoughtful L-shaped floater frame design you find in V819.
Additional uses for this DIY floating frame for canvas include framing giclée prints on canvas, original hardboard paintings, and any rigid panel art that can be mounted to a strainer or other support. In general, the recommended floater reveal is 1/4”.