- Floating frames – These are typically used to highlight the special nature of a paper cutting.
A floating frame displays a paper cutting between two sheets of glass, with no background, so as to make the paper cutting appear to float in the frame when it is mounted on the wall. Another style of floated cut is to lay down multiple layers of a paper cutting inside a deeper shadow box style of frame.
- Double glass floating frames can be found at many frame and craft stores such as Michaels in the US and Paper Panda in the UK.
- A great source for inexpensive Shadow Box frames is IKEA, specifically the Ribba style. Shadow box frames will require an extra sheet of glass or acetate to “float” the layers of paper above one another and/or against a background. (See diagram)