Box framing is a very attractive framing method often used for bulky objects like football shirts.
There are two methods commonly used.
- Framing without a surrounding mount that is kept away from the glass by spacers.
- Framing with a surrounding mount pressed against the glass with the picture sitting back and away from the glass. This results in a nice shadow effect.
Fine artworks are often floated or surface mounted. The glass is kept away from the picture by spacers, strips of wood or strips of mount card attached to foam board. If an artwork is made on handcrafted watercolour paper, the attractive rough edge of the paper can be left exposed.