A floating picture frame conveys a sleek and modern aesthetic and creates a sense of depth. It highlights the painting by appearing to suspend it in mid-air, allowing for easy appreciation from all angles. Plus, its minimalist design complements various decor styles.
The word “board” and “panel” are synonymous. Some board comes already primed with gesso. If you get board that is not primed, you will need to put three coats of acrylic gesso on it before you begin oil painting on it.
Measure the width of the board, mark the midpoint, and draw a straight line from one end to the other, ensuring it passes through the marked midpoint. Draw another line indicating where the top of the board will be.
Use a piece of 1"x3", or 1"x 4" board and draw a line down its center. Paint the edges black so they won't show later. Staple of screw a piece of wire to the wood.
Mark on each piece of wood where to Velcro will align. Peel off the backing from the stick back Velcro, align it to each board, and firmly press it down to ensure proper adhesion.
Press the two boards together. Make sure the wire is at least 1-1/2" lower than the top of the board. This is so the wall hook will not appear when the painting is hung.
Painting appears to float off the wall. Notice that you do not see the wire or hanging hardware visible at the top of the painting.
From the side, the backing board should not be visible.
To hang cradled board, or stretched canvas, attach D-rings to the inside of the support members. This will insure the painting lays flat to the wall,