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Alternative Photographic Processes by Brady Wilks

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CHAPTER 4

Substrate Manipulation

Beyond using alternatives in substrates, you can alter and manipulate them as well. The following is a list of substrates and various manipulations. Just to be clear, not all substrates or manipulations can be used with all processes. In fact, there are very few examples available. Use this section as a place to start. Search for examples in their respective topics and develop your own working methods.

4.1  Metal

Artists working with metal rely on a number of manipulations for things like welded furniture, sculptures, armatures, and assemblages. Physically distressing, marking the metal, giving it a patina, and sealing the work are some of the steps in a basic workflow for some artists. Here are a few more ...

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