How we frame your papercut:
All of our floating frames are manufactured in the UK. We use Perspex in all of our frames for safety reasons, so that the finished pieces are lightweight and can be hung easily on any wall. When your papercut is complete and we have cut your choice of background paper to the correct size, we’re ready to start the framing process.
Working from the back of the frame, we place the frame, with the first layer of Perspex inside it, on the cutting mat to centre the artwork within the frame.
Once we have aligned the papercut, we carefully place the second layer of Perspex on top of the artwork. This holds the paper in place without the need for adhesives and gives the impression that the cut is ‘floating’ in the frame. Displaying the papercut in this way shows it to its best advantage, allowing the shadow of the artwork to fall across the background colour.
A spacer bar is then placed behind the Perspex to provide a gap between the artwork and the Murano background paper.
We place the background paper behind the spacer.
The backing board is placed behind the background paper and secured with flexible tabs.
Your frame is now ready to hang or stand, depending on its size.
Although we choose to ‘float’ our papercuts, they still look beautiful in a traditional frame. If you choose to purchase an unframed papercut and would like to frame it yourself in a standard A4 or A3 frame you can simply attach your cut to the background paper supplied (we recommend using glue dots or sticky fixers, available from Hobbycraft) and place in the frame of your choice.