Friday, June 24, 2011

My Review of Illusions Floater Frames

Originally submitted at Jerry's Artarama Art Supplies

Creating the floating canvas effect is simpler than ever! With Illusions, creating the floating canvas effect has never been easier! Back in the 1970's, artists tried to create this floating effect by placing black tape around the edges of their paintings but today you don't need tape! Ill...

Love these frames for scratchboard!

By Blue-Eyed Pony from Fayetteville Arkansas on 6/24/2011


4out of 5

Pros: Versatile

Cons: Good bang for buck

Best Uses: Wall, Framing flat panels

Was this a gift?: No

I use these to frame flat panel scratchboards. The clips are screwed into frame and then glued with e6000 to the back of the board. They are perfect for my work. Only downside is you have to be careful, when dropped they ding pretty badly. Not wood, not sure what the composition is, but easily repaired.



Meredith Adler said...

Thanks for this review of the Illusions Floater Frames. I have been looking at them lately and wondering how I would attach a panel (Ampersand Aquabord or Gessobord) to them. I thought they were for canvas. Would you be willing to say more about how you attach panels to the Illusions? Thanks so much. I found your blog by doing a search on floater frames for panels!

Linda Sheets said...

Hi Meredith,
If you go to the Ampersand Art blog or google my name + Ampersand on youtube you will find a nifty little video there that was just finished showing how I frame with those.
They are not super fine high dollar frames, and are made in China from some wood composite, but they are sturdy enough and do the trick for me. I always assume that a collecter would rather pay more for good art than for some pricey frame anyway.