Difference Between Canvas Stretching to Floating Frame

Got confused or undecided on how to get your prints or paintings done? Keep thinking on how you make it more presentable and attractive, shall I go for canvas stretching or have it on a floating frame?
Here’s for you to know what could be better.

People nowadays prefer to have paintings as their main decoration in houses, restaurants, hotels or even cafes. Paintings can relieve stress by just looking at it, they aren’t living things but they can take out stress from individuals. However, we can’t just have a painting in a piece of art paper or any other materials we can put our paintings on, we can’t leave them like that. Most of us loves to showcase our talents in arts by putting them on walls, we love to share and expose them to people. But the question is “how?” We have choices, right? What could be better? Now, Fantastic Framing will give you tips on how you can do it, whether you want it on a canvas stretching or floating frame.

Canvas Stretch vs. Floating Frame

The main purpose of canvas stretching is to have your artwork preserved and prepare it for framing, but you can leave it that way too. Some of us usually have it in a canvas stretched only cause it’s more affordable and easier to do. If you also want to have the job done by a professional framer that’s a lot easier too.
Is there any way I can do it by myself?
Absolutely yes! You can make your own stretchers in your own way, I know most of us want to learn or do jobs by themselves cause it’s more unique and can build self-learning process (depends on a willingness to learn) you can create more out of it without waiting for how many days to get your artworks back when having it done by a professional framer. However, most of us are really busy at work or going on a vacation and don’t have much time for that. You can always count on a professional one and leave your artworks done by them it’s more convenient and less hassle because you are not going to buy any materials anymore, the only thing you can do is to give your artworks to them and they will deliver it back as soon as it’s ready or done.
Is there a possibility I can enhance my stretched canvas and have it framed?
Yes, there is! this is what we called Floating Frame. Enhancing canvas is more durable and effective way in preserving artworks. Because of the frame that secures the canvas, Floating frame is not the same as regular frames we have at home because floating frames are not using glass unlike the regular once. Although having your canvas put in a floating frame is more expensive but I can guarantee that it’s worth it. They called this as floating frame because of the illusion they create, when you see a painting on a floating frame it will really show as the painting floating inside on it. But for this one, I can suggest that you have to get this done by a professional framer as they have complete materials for it. This is really perfect as gift ideas too.

Here are sample pictures of Canvas Stretching and Floating Frames

Canvas Stretching



Floating Frames



Jersey Framing

Each year we receive a lot of calls about Jersey framing and since Fantastic Framing is offering jersey framing we help our customers to frame memorabilias from their favorite players or their own jerseys. Some would like to keep their jersey good as new. They don’t want to store it in their closet.They want to have it visible or make it as a home decor.

In Fantastic Framing we make sure that your jerseys will be taken care of, and expectations are fantastic. Customers are loving our creations and we are gaining more customers cause we are making sure that customers can afford our works and we have the cheapest jersey framings.

Process in Making Jersey Frame

Layout and Folding

We always ask our customers what will be the output they want.


Choosing the best frames that customer would like , well of course we will ask them what kind of frames they want for their jersey.


High quality materials would really create a very nice masterpiece that our customer will surely love.


Having the jersey mounted to a specific frame, we make sure that it will be installed as clean as possible. Meaning you won’t be seeing any staples, adhesive or any materials that may damage your jersey. We use foam that has the same size of your jersey.


We can also put the name of the team,year in a piece of metal to make your frame more interesting and detailed and informative.


If you want to make your jersey frame more attractive we can also put background colors just the way you want.

Here are samples of our Jersey Framing


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Floating Frames

Floating Picture Frame
Why to frame your canvas or piece of art with floating frame?

Framing a photograph or piece of art is almost as important to the display as the image itself. While the actual picture is what you want to display, without a good frame, the art will not be shown to its best advantage. A type of frame that is gaining popularity for its unique look is the canvas floater frame.

Floating Frames are used for works of art that are painted or printed on a canvas. A Floating Frame provides extra space around the canvas and can make it seem like the artwork is floating, hence the name. The floater frame provides a very safe space for the picture housed inside it and often compliments the artwork by adding a three-dimensional feel.

Features of Floating Frames:

Fantastic Framing floating picture frames provide a clean, attractive, sufficient & inexpensive way to frame your picture or artworks.
We also use the finest kind of wood like pine wood to help us provide a good quality floating frames.
Customized profiles can be made to get your specific framing requirements.
We have different colors to choose for our floating frames , we have white, oak, black and more

Materials for Floating Frames

Floater Frame
Canvas ( Painting/Print )
Clips and Screws
Hanging Kits ( wire, wire hoops, foam pads, wall hooks )

If you want to order these fantastic kind of frames and artworks please visit our website fantasticframing.com.au

Set up your free meeting today to get an advise for your art work

If you have any more questions or advise that you need to get on floating frame do not hesitate to contact us

Thanks for having the time to read this blog

All About Frames and Mats

Finding the right piece of art can be a lot of effort, but there is no greater pleasure than finding art that truly resonates with you. If you are lucky enough to find a piece of art that speaks to you, it can be a little too easy to overlook some of the smaller details, such as the frame or mat that you will use for your piece.

However, if you take a little bit more time to find a frame or mat that fits the piece just right, the art will feel more complete. This post hopes to help you find the right frame and mat for your art, once you have found that special piece.frames

Frames have long been used as a way to create a physical barrier between a piece of art and the outside world. With that said, a good frame should be able to complement the art in such a way that it becomes a part of the piece itself.

Traditionally, the style or period of frame that you use will match the period of the art being framed. If it is a Victorian piece of art, for example, a Victorian frame is the perfect pairing. Another example is that a family portrait is normally associated with a smoothed wooden frame with golden trim or gold leaf.

Frames come in a variety of shapes and styles, but one of the most defining features is the type of materials used. More often than not, a frame will be made from some type of wood. Some of the more popular types of wood to use are maple, oak, walnut and cherry, as they all have a unique colour and pattern.

Mats are used for paper artwork instead of canvas, and is perfectly suited to watercolour paintings, prints and sketches. Mats are visible around the edges of the artwork, and are made in a wide variety of colours, styles and materials. Double-matting is a great method of using two mats of different colours to complement the artwork.

Mats are available in three forms – paper, alpha-cellulose and rag mats. Paper mats are the least expensive of the three, but over time the edges will start to deteriorate and turn brown. Alpha-cellulose mats use wood pulp that eliminate the acids found in paper mats that are responsible for deteriorating the art. They are still susceptible to damage over time, though. Finally, rag mats are naturally acid free as they are made from cotton. This type of mat is the gold standard and should never deteriorate, but it does cost a little more.