Floater Frames: Highlight your artworks!
Floater Frames: Float your canvas art in style
Floater frames have been specially developed for stretched canvas frames and put them in the best possible light. The stretcher frame covered with canvas is a traditional medium in painting. Especially artists who work with acrylic and oil paints choose the stable frames made of wood. In the meantime, however, the stretched stretcher frame is also popular for photo prints on canvas, which can also be placed in a floater frame. The floater frame leave a narrow gap between the picture support and the framing, which particularly emphasizes the structure and motif of the picture. At the same time, the sturdy frame stabilizes the canvas. Even during transportation, the corners and sides of the picture are thus well protected.
The best effect for your paintings with floater frames
Floater frames give your paintings a special effect: since a small gap is left free between the painting and the frame, a shadow is created between them depending on the incidence of light. This property has given the Floater frame their name in German. In English, however, the frames are called "floater frame", which refers to the effect of the shadow gap: The painting seems to float in the frame, it is not reduced to a two-dimensional surface, but gains spatial depth effect.
The gap between the frame and the painting also has a positive effect in that - unlike conventional picture frames - the floater frame does not cover the edge of the canvas. This allows you to always view the painting as a whole. Moreover, in the floater frames there is no glass in front of the painting. Thus, the painting is not protected from dust, but the fabric and paint can breathe. In addition, the color effect is not distorted by the glass, nor does a reflection affect the effect of the painting.
How to attach the picture in the shadow gap frame?
For those accustomed to conventional picture frames, mounting a stretcher frame in a shadow gap frame may seem strange at first - yet the process is quite simple:
- The picture is placed in the frame from the front, not the back.
- Be sure to keep an even distance on all sides.
- Then attach the stretcher frame to the floater frame from behind using the screws provided.
- You can then hang the picture on the wall with the matching, unobtrusive hangers.
With the floater frame, the picture and frame are firmly connected by the screws. We supply the right screws in the appropriate length right away, so you can hang your pictures quickly without any further effort. Attach the stretcher frame in the floater frame, hang the picture in the desired place and enjoy the sight!
By the way: Floater frames are also perfect for prints on alu dibond, forex or acrylic glass!
Colors, material and sizes: How to find the right floater frame
We offer you floater frames in very different variations. Whether aluminum or wooden frame, simple or elegant - with us you will find the right frame for your art! The floater frames are made of wood. They are available in different colors: white, gold, silver and black. Frames whose sides are kept black or white, while the top shines in matte gold or silver, look particularly noble. This creates a soft transition between the picture and the frame. Old paintings in particular are given additional impact in this way. floater frame on, hang the picture in the desired place and enjoy the sight!
For modern and abstract pictures or photographs on canvas, on the other hand, we recommend a modern floater frame made of aluminum. For this purpose, we offer our Easy-Click frames, which you can also purchase in white, black, gold and silver. The frames are simple, but very high quality and extremely elegant. The Easy-Click system allows you to assemble the frames in no time at all.
At home or in the gallery - the floater frame work everywhere.
The floater frame were originally developed for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, which is why they are also called Guggenheim frames. However, the frames are not only popular in museums, but can also transform your home into a cozy art gallery. Whether you use them to pay tribute to a lifelike still life of flowers, frame an abstract composition of blue circles and squares, or elevate your child's self-painted picture to art is entirely up to you. Also vacation, wedding or family photos you set with the floater frame optimally in scene. For this purpose, draw them in large format on canvas and then choose the matching floater frame for the stretcher.
Discover all the advantages of floater frames
- Perfect framing for stretched canvas frames
- Optimal for oil and acrylic painting as well as photos on printable canvas
- Depth effect due to shadow gap
- Elegant colors and different materials
- Different sizes for stretcher frames in different depths
- Adapted to our covered stretcher frames and stretcher bars
Do you have questions about our floater frames? We are happy to help you via our hotline for a consultation!
Floater frames and other artist supplies at Canvasi
We provide you not only with our high-quality floater frames, but also with a variety of other products from our artist supplies. In our assortment, you can also discover photo and fine art paper, choose a professional painter easel, or browse among our other accessories for the fine arts! For photo artists and photo studios, we are also a fixed address and offer you in the area of print printable canvases and metal plates, so you can skillfully put your photographs in the limelight!