Shadow boxes are used for three dimensional art or objects. A shadow box frame creates a space between the glass and the backing. Typical items that require shadow box framing are:
- Sports jerseys
- Collectible objects
- Dimensional art on paper
- Layered art
- Any other three dimensional item
Most frames have a lip, which covers about 1/8” of the art in order to hold the it in place. A floater frame creates a small space between the art and the frame so the art appears to be “floating” in the frame. Floater frames are typically very simple in design and lend themselves to contemporary art. Floater frame cannot be used in art requiring glass.