I gave each artist a piece of paper and the glass that I had removed from the frames.
Next, they painted with regular acrylic craft paint. (No need for special glass paint, as the paint winds up on the back of the glass, protected from any scratching or wear.) Be careful not to scrub the paint on, as it can lift the silver ink.
Details had to be drawn with the silver ink first or painted FIRST. More than a couple kids added tiny details as you would normally on top of bigger areas of color, only to realize they wouldn't show from the other side.
One school used the extra paint on their pallets to add patterns to their frames, which I then coated with a high gloss acrylic medium.
I loved that my students who visited the museum had a greater appreciation for Cappy's beautiful work and that they could share a bit of the process with their families.
Make it a Wonderful Day!