Q. What does it mean to float artwork?
A. Artwork can be floated within a frame by raising it off of a paper or fabric mat so the edges of the paper are visible and it appears to be floating within the frame.
Floated artwork creates a unique presentation that showcases the piece of art in it’s entirety. This presentation creates the visual effect of a three dimensional object rather than a flat work of art. Older paper, special documents or paper with a distinctive edge are perfect candidates for this framing treatment because the paper becomes part of the artwork.