Box framing is a very attractive framing method that is often used for bulky objects like football shirts.
There are two methods commonly used.
- Framing without a surrounding mount (the artwork is kept away from the glass by spacers, strips of wood or strips of mount card attached to foam board.)
- Framing with a surrounding mount pressed against the glass (the artwork sits back and away from the glass resulting in a pleasing shadow cast from the mount over the artwork.)
Surface mounting is also particularly suited to framing works of art on handcrafted watercolour paper.