This client brought us an antique Asian puppet to be framed. Instead of simply attaching it to the back of a shadowbox, we decided to make it appear to “float” in mid-air. We did this by attaching the puppet to a sheet of clear acrylic, then suspending that between the back of the shadowbox and the glass. As you can see, the result is stunning!
In keeping with conservation standards, we did not attach the puppet with adhesive of any kind. Instead, we drilled four pairs of tiny holes at strategic points and looped nylon monofilament through to hold the puppet down. The holes line up with the perforations in the puppet, and the monofilament is nearly invisible. It takes a very keen eye to even see where the attachments are, thus adding to the effect of magic levitation!
Bring us your keepsake and let us work our magic on that too!