How do you make a floating glass frame?

Answered by James Kissner

To make a floating glass frame, you will need a few materials: a frame, two pieces of glass, tape, and your artwork. Let’s go through the process step by step.

1. Choose a frame: Start by selecting a frame that suits your style and the size of your artwork. Floating frames typically have a deep frame depth to create the illusion of the artwork floating within.

2. Prepare your artwork: Trim your artwork to fit the size of the frame. Make sure to leave a small border around the edges to allow for the tape and to prevent the artwork from being covered by the frame.

3. Get two pieces of glass: You’ll need two pieces of glass that are slightly larger than your artwork. You can either buy them from a store or repurpose glass from old picture frames. Make sure the glass is clean and free from any scratches.

4. Tape your artwork: Lay one piece of glass on a clean surface, then place your artwork on top of it. Use tape to secure the artwork onto the glass. Make sure the tape is strong enough to hold the weight of the artwork but won’t damage it when removed.

5. Sandwich the artwork: Carefully place the second piece of glass on top of the artwork, aligning it with the bottom piece. The artwork should now be sandwiched between the two pieces of glass, with the tape holding it in place.

6. Reassemble the frame: Remove the backing and any inserts from the frame. Gently place the glass sandwich into the frame, making sure it fits properly. If necessary, you can use small pieces of foam or cardboard to secure the glass in place if the frame is larger than the artwork.

7. Hang it up: Once the glass sandwich is securely in the frame, reattach the backing and any inserts. Check that everything is properly aligned and secure. hang your floating glass frame on the wall using appropriate wall hooks or hardware.

Making a floating glass frame is a simple and cost-effective way to display your artwork. By following these steps, you can create a visually appealing frame that enhances the presentation of your artwork. Enjoy your new floating frame and the beautiful display it provides!