I'm a lurker here on alt.photo, being that I am no longer actively
using my darkroom due to a new passion for horseback riding.
But I like to read about it and keep up with new techniques.
Several years ago I experimented with cliche verre techniques. I'd
only heard about it (never studied or seen any) but I took off with it
anyway. Being able to draw and paint certainly helps, and I tried a
wide variety of media. One of my favorite methods was to take exposed
Kodalith film and etch a "picture" by scraping away the emulsion. This
was then contact printed, and the image has the effect of a woodcut
print. Many people actually thought that's what it was.
I did paint on glass in the traditional way also, and experimented with
the effects caused by shifting the light source slightly to cast a "shadow".
Pairing this technique with photogramming objects on the paper created
some interesting images. The possibilities are endless!
I used it in a course I taught called photography without a camera.
Now I'm getting inspired again, oh no!