The perfect canvas board frame in a contemporary black finish. Black wood panel floater frames represent a new innovative approach to displaying 1/8 inch canvas boards, 1/4 inch rigid panel paintings, trivets, and painted tiles. We take great pride in listening to our artist friends and customers to develop this new product. These canvas board frames are what Carol Marine recommends for framing your small paintings.
Historically, the prominence of floater frames arose out of the post-modern era in which color field painters, minimalist painters, and abstract artists painted vast expanses of canvas that were too large to frame economically. The frames of choice for these artists included thin raw strips of wood that were used as a utilitarian mechanism to protect paintings while traveling to a gallery.
The L-shaped floater frame style became popular as a design innovation rooted in the wood strip concept, but allowed for a cleaner look by attaching the canvas from the back rather than the side. As a result, floater frames could be set away from the edge of the canvas to give a sense of levitation. More of the painting’s edge could be seen as well, and this reinforced the idea that every square inch of a painting is important.
The innovation found in this exclusive new Web Picture Frames black canvas board frame is in the limited rabbet depth. By offering this shallow black floater frame, artists can now mount their 1/8” and 1/4” canvas boards directly to the frame with glue, double-stick tape, or Velcro, without the use of blocks or other risers.