The Autumn/ Winter season of creativity is now in full swing, if you missed it the last blog post Leftfield and gallery Maison du fromage well , they are up and running, my Video/ timelapse slider finally arrived, lithium batteries giving customs a bit of a tizzy fit apparently so played with that all day yesterday and now on to something I've put off for a while...Emulsion Lifting. There are many a fine video tutorial on that Youtube and there is a whole stack of duffers so here is what I've learnt...
I don't cut anything, just peel apart and then ease off the gluey edge surrounding the image area with the back of a brush
I use 2 trays of tepid water, first to get chemicals off the back, (dried white stuff) but using a very soft brush so not to scrape the emulsion and the second, very shallow to ease onto the paper
Finally I use an Ikea egg flipper to hold the image onto the paper when lifting out of the tray
by not cutting around the frame of the Polaroid the lovely Impossible Polaroid edge remains intact. Excuse the photo as it's an iphone in grim light. Ooofff lots to do, this image above was just for experimental reasons to see how the technique works but I quite like it...we'll see where this one goes to...TFI friday everyone (Lawks it's nearly October)
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...