Painted Wood Finishes
We framed this beautiful paper collage mounted to a wood substrate in a simple hand-finished frame with wood spacers and float board to match. Since the collage is mounted to a recessed wood substrate, it creates a hovering effect seeing the shadow underneath and all around the artwork creating a halo. We floated it on a wood panel, which is known as a floater base, with 1-1/2″ to see all around giving the art enough breathing room. We added a tall enough wood spacer to allow 1/2″ air space above the surface of the work. The frame is a simple profile with a flat thin face, 11/16 x 2″, painted to match the client’s wall paint: a Benjamin Moore color, Athena #858. The frame, floater base and spacers all match so they disappear. Lastly we added Optium Plexi to protect the artwork from UV rays and also to provide an anti-reflective quality which is less distracting to the viewer.
Overall the framing will disappear on the client’s wall since the color matches, which allows the beautiful artwork to pop forward as if hovering in space effortlessly.