Friday, April 6, 2018

Day 2080: Beauty in distortion?





Grandpa Lister and Uncle Earl: Polaroid emulsion lift on card









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If you have visited this little blog before,
you probably have surmised that I like the unusual.



Cabo pelican: Polaroid emulsion lift on a card


A few years ago I took an all day class and
tried Polaroid emulsion lifts for the first time. 


breathing: Polaroid emulsion lift on a card


An emulsion lift (or emulsion transfer) is when the 
emulsion layer is removed from a sheet of instant film 
and then transferred to a different surface. 

 
bigger collage: Polaroid emulsion lift on a card



So I experimented, using old photos and art work ...




Mom @ 13: Polaroid emulsion lift on card


Many steps, and when you finally 
pull off the lift it is very fragile.



Uncle Pete & Jill: Polaroid emulsion lift on a card




Many used water on the surface to further smooth the image,
I liked the randomness of how it landed originally.


Uncle Pete & Aunt Luella: Polaroid emulsion lift on a card



I like the sheerness, wrinkles and all.



Uncle Pete: Polaroid emulsion lift on a card




For some this might be an acquired taste? 



2 girls: Polaroid emulsion lift on a card

I made 10 one of a kind cards, not to sell, 
 and so far,  I've shared only one.
So if you ever receive one ...
you must be at the top of the card chain?











A smile for Friday ...









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