With a float frame, the edge of the paintng is not covered by the lip of the frame. This is a nice look for any panel painting, but a particularly good way to frame a smaller painting as to preserve the maximum image size

panel float
Unlike the “canvas floater”, the float conversion for panel paintings can be done with almost any frame,¬†because the frame does not have to accomodate significant¬†depth.

Hot glue is a simple and common method of attaching a small panel painting to the wood backing of a float frame. Larger panels may be more stable if using the following method: