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Detergent Like Snow On Your Negatives

It was my first attempt at cooking something in my "kitchen." I just used detergent to see what would happen when it's used on processed negatives.

The recipe is easy and the results, amazing! The more important thing is that I just used detergent and window/glass cleaner fluid. During my subsequent cooking experiments, I used more and more corrosives like bleach, lemon, vinegar, and alcohol. You can see the picture changing until it becomes nothing like the original image.


  • Glass cleaner fluid
  • Detergent
  • Negatives
  • Tray
  • Rubber gloves


1) Spray glass cleaner on the tray.

2) Spread detergent on the tray.

3) Put the negatives on the tray, then spray glass cleaner on them again to fix the detergent powder. Doing so also makes strange shapes appear on the negatives.

4) Spread a little amount of detergent on the negatives. If you want, you can spray on them again. It will burn the negatives a little more.

5) Leave it all night long, or a few hours. You must watch the negatives to avoid horrible damages!

6) Voilà! Here are my results: snow, stars! Don’t do it to your favorite pictures!

written by neonlights


  1. stacy_mcpommes


    love the results!

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  2. chilledvondub


    I much prefer this method to the standard film soup and shoot you can effectively scan your negs keep them safe then destroy and re-scan later :)

    5 months ago · report as spam
  3. neonlights


    yeah, I always get in trouble with the soup stuff!you never know what will happen!

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  4. mimifleuri


    Great result! Thanks for sharing. Vinegar with bakingsoda is my favorite, it gives lovely oily colors all over.

    4 months ago · report as spam

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