We talked about Acrylic frames several months ago... but I am currently working on a project where we are thinking about framing a triad piece of art in acrylic for a master bedroom and I thought it would be fun to revisit the topic. Acrylic frames are pretty modern, but I don't think I will ever get tired of their look. I love the way they make a statement, and sort of disappear at the same time (which is kind of the point... let the art do the talking right?)
I love how the acrylic frames in this room not only highlights the artwork but shows off the wallpaper behind as well. There are 2 ways to use acrylic frames. You can either sandwich a piece of art between 2 sheets of acrylic and mount the entire thing recessed away from the wall using studs called stand-offs. This creates a floating frame. The stand-offs are typically brass, nickel or iron. It's a fun way to add a touch of brass hardware to your wall without committing to an entire bras frame- if thats a look you like.
Another way of using acrylic frames is by doing more of a shadow box technique. This method basically boxes the artwork inside the acrylic frame and the frame itself will attache directly to the wall- no hardware will be seen.
I tend to prefer using a floating acrylic frame when framing flat artwork like prints, maps, photos or paintings done on paper- basically anything flat. I love the idea of using shadow box style acrylic frames when framing canvases, clothing, objects or anything with dimension to it.