Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery

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Over 25 unique effects illustrated with process photos, finished examples, and variations.

Mixed Emulsions is a follow up to Karen Michel's book, The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery. Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery takes a slightly different tact, bringing traditional and digital photography front and center, showing the many ways that photographic imagery can be manipulated, not electronically, but using various art materials and techniques. ...

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Overview

Over 25 unique effects illustrated with process photos, finished examples, and variations.

Mixed Emulsions is a follow up to Karen Michel's book, The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery. Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery takes a slightly different tact, bringing traditional and digital photography front and center, showing the many ways that photographic imagery can be manipulated, not electronically, but using various art materials and techniques. The chapters explore ways to add color (paints, oil sticks, watercolors, inks), ways to add texture (embossing powders, gessos, pastes, wax), and special effects (printing on unusual substrates, imprinting, photo mosaics, using tissue, fabric, cardboard).

Altered art continues to grow as an area of interest for many kinds of crafters.

  • A great technique book for artists looking to expand the creative possibilities for altered photography
  • A gallery of artwork by other well-known artists offers further inspiration
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Cartwright, Angela. Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery. Quarry: Quayside. 2007. c.144p. illus. ISBN 978-1-59253-369-5. pap. $24.99. ART INSTRUCTION

Accomplished actress and artist Cartwright takes digital images, photos on film, and Polaroids and manipulates them with an array of traditional art materials and techniques. She adds color with acrylic paints, oil sticks, watercolors, dry pigments, and inks. For texture she uses embossing powders, gessoes, pastes, and wax, and for special effects she experiments by printing photos on unusual substratum, by imprinting, and by using tissue and fabric. Both books accomplish their goal admirably, and both are highly recommended

From the Publisher

Cartwright, Angela. Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery. Quarry: Quayside. 2007. c.144p. illus. ISBN 978-1-59253-369-5. pap. $24.99. ART INSTRUCTION

Accomplished actress and artist Cartwright takes digital images, photos on film, and Polaroids and manipulates them with an array of traditional art materials and techniques. She adds color with acrylic paints, oil sticks, watercolors, dry pigments, and inks. For texture she uses embossing powders, gessoes, pastes, and wax, and for special effects she experiments by printing photos on unusual substratum, by imprinting, and by using tissue and fabric. Both books accomplish their goal admirably, and both are highly recommended

Library Journal

The digital photography revolution has freed us from the expense of film and the bother of learning the mechanics of aperture, focus, and light settings. Some argue that the cost may be the loss of the edgy creativity that can be achieved with the classic SLR film camera. Both Blair and Cartwright bring us books that inspire the experimental use of images, before and after they leave the digital camera. Blair (The Glossary of Digital Photography) uses the seemingly endless manipulations of Photoshop to create images that are in styles he calls photoimpressionism, neomysticism, and neosymbolism. He defocuses his camera, uses digital infrared, and even experiments with digital toy cameras.

Accomplished actress and artist Cartwright takes digital images, photos on film, and Polaroids and manipulates them with an array of traditional art materials and techniques. She adds color with acrylic paints, oil sticks, watercolors, dry pigments, and inks. For texture she uses embossing powders, gessoes, pastes, and wax, and for special effects she experiments by printing photos on unusual substratum, by imprinting, and by using tissue and fabric. Both books accomplish their goal admirably, and both are highly recommended.
—Daniel Lombardo

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592533695
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,159,981
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Cartwright

Angela Cartwright, known for her acting roles in Make Room for Daddy, The Sound of Music and Lost In Space, has been a photographer and artist for more than three decades. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally. A rising star in the altered art world, Angela also reinterprets her unique handpainted photographic art with the use of acrylic, oil paints, inks, written word and ephemera. She writes articles regularly for art magazines and curates A Studio Gallery in Los Angeles where she also makes her home. Her website is www.acartwrightstudio.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2008

    Mix it up, all you Mixed-Media minded people!

    Yes, there has been a proliferation of books this past year on the vast and general subject of Mixed-Media. And why not? Artists and ideas abound, and the techniques showcased by one may appeal to a set group, but others may find themselves out in the cold, longing for a fresh, or at least differently skewed, approach. Angela Cartwright is a renowned and respected black and white photographer who ups the ante of her shots by not simply hand-coloring, but layering and incorporating her photos, usually as focal centerpieces, within the larger framework of mixed-media collage. The evocatively colored images spill onto borders and wood frames, altered with a variety of methods, some of which will surely spark the imaginative fires of any artist working the genre. She methodically (I hear she's a Virgo!) covers a plethora of techniques for use in incorporating photographic imagery into altered art, from milk stamping and encaustic to two of her specialties, mosaic and notch tooling. For each section, there is a brief overview and then a Project Launch, which, while not a traditional how-to, serves as a guiding hand to help the reader create a similar effect. I love the inclusion of an art-full Timeline! Angela also laid out a remarkable Gallery section, which showcases (on a full page each!) the works of nearly two dozen established and emerging artists, from Anahata Katkin, Kelly Kilmer, Misty Mawn and Scott Davis Jones, to Shirley Ende-Saxe and JoFish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2008

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    If you love photography, altering, mixed-media and/or collage...get this book now! Even if you're not an artist, you'll enjoy the fact that it's packed with inspiration, instruction and gorgeous photos and artwork. Many different techniques and materials for altering photos and imagery are included and there's a beautiful artist's gallery as well. Mixed Emulsions is so much more than your average 'how to' book--it's terrifically inspiring!

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