Cirrus can be used to frame a three-dimensional object but it is especially useful for “floating” an image. This is a presentation where the image is placed against the backing with an allowance for space around the image not covered by either frame or mat.
Since the glass does not touch the image, a mat is not required for conservation, and the edges of the image are left exposed. This adds a dimension to framing where the media-- for example, a deckle edged piece of paper-- becomes an object within the frame as well as the surface that holds the image.
To add to the “floating” effect, the Cirrus frames include acid free, 1/4” thick foam adhesive backed tabs. The tabs securely, yet removably, mount an image to the backing. Thus creating a “shadow line”—a separation between the image and the backing-- that adds further dimension to your framing.