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Old Sep 28, 2004, 4:17 PM   #1
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 6:39 PM   #2
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How dare you let your dogs play in a haunted house:blah:. How'd ya do this, take a pic of a pic with smoke rolling across it?
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 2:21 PM   #3
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It's a shot I took during my first emulsion lift. Here's the finished item.

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Old Sep 30, 2004, 1:20 PM   #4
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Prett cool Ferny. I had to google what an emulsion lift was, but it sounds fun. I bet it would look good with the right print and manipulation.
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Old Sep 30, 2004, 5:08 PM   #5
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So....inquiring minds want to know....What is an emulsion lift. Is this some sort of darkroom trick?
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Sorry Cal I should have included a link. It is a darkroom trick of sorts. Here's where I read about it.



http://www.polaroid.com/global/printer_friendly.jsp?
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Old Oct 1, 2004, 4:06 AM   #7
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The short version.

You get an old Polaroid camera which takes pack film (the stuff you have to peel apart).
You put some film in it (669 is often used).
Take a picture and let it go hard over night.
Soak it in hot water until you can peel off the image (emulsion).
Transfer the image to another piece of paper/glass/tile.

Here's a link to the method on Polaroid's website. It's to the same article GoCubs posted but that link doesn't work for me. Lots of links on the Polaroid site don't work for me in IE or Opera. I think there site is being changed slowly.
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I only heard about emulsion lift a few weeks ago. It was on another forum (don't hit me!) and I liked it. So I went out and bought a camera and some film. :lol: The shots above are one I took as the hot water started to do its thing. If you don't put sticky back plastic on the back of the photo it throws out white stuff. I did an edit to each one. And they were taken with a digital camera.

The image itself is the first one I took with the Polaroid. I was hoping to get Pickles sitting in front of their (Abby and Pickles) dog house. As I pressed the shutter she ran off. You can see a black smudge in the bottom left corner and two white dots. The smudge is her moving and the white dots are her feet. :lol: I mount my transfers on old paper which has gone brown.


This is my second emulsion lift. I did it yesterday.


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thanks for the info ferny, nice pics too!
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