I visited University Camera in Iowa CityÂ and talked to the owner and lab manager aboutÂ how they stay in the film business.
I had not seen any work where photogram techniques and negatives were used in combination. I experimented with semi-transparent materials (so the images would still show through) including salt, plastic wrap, artificial flowers, and lace. In the limited red glow of darkroom safelights, I strategically placed the objects on top of the paper (either 11x14" or 16x20"). After exposing negative onto the paper, through the materials, I developed my print normally.