New work - I am back to reverse painting on glass and may have found a way to mount in floater frames. You can see these and more soon at Art In The Village in Multnomah Village, 7830 SW 40th, Portland, Oregon
Reverse Painting on Glass A reverse painting is one that has been painted directly on the back of the glass, in reverse. "Verre Eglomise" has roots as far back as the 3rd Century AD in Asia and around the world. I don't remember why I decided to try it but I entered and sold one at a show at Lewis and Clark College in Portland in 1985. I was doing marble sculpture with Joe Conrad and the thought process is the same - remembering what must remain on top before building backwards. It makes sense to me!
I use acrylic paint and finish the back with black and clear acrylic sealer. The finished framed piece is either covered with paper or rests on a canvas backing and is wired for hanging. And is framed with the thickness of the glass and the image itself in mind. I am now experimenting using metal wooden box corners so I can mount the piece in a floater frame.