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Christmas/New Year's Eve 2011 (I missed the New Year's countdown because I was busy working on this lift, haha): Damn you Polaroid peel apart that wouldn't really stick to the watercolour paper, damn you!!!

Christmas/New Year's Eve 2011 (I missed the New Year's countdown because I was busy working on this lift, haha): Damn you Polaroid peel apart that wouldn't really stick to the watercolour paper, damn you!!!

It all seemed so easy in the beginning- far too easy. I had no troubles whatsoever peeling the different layers apart and it all seemed to stick at first- but when the watercolour paper started drying the whole thing started to crack and I spent 3 DAYS (!!!) repeating the whole process over and over again just to save as much of the shot as I could (I tried another peel-apart with a different polaroid but the second stuck even less to the paper, so there's no use uploading the second wasted Polaroid). I'm keeping this one as a proof of my all-enduring patience ;) Update: Unfortunately, the picture started to crack even more due to the scan and after having redone it a millions of time (sort of), the edges started rolling up. I tried to save it by using spraying adhesive but it was too late and I couldn't save it. At least I have the scan left, although the touch of the original was really lovely due the watercolour paper :(

laurasulilly This photo was shot on film. Taken by laurasulilly with a Polaroid SX-70 loaded with Polaroid TZ Artistic film in Hamburg, Germany. These tags describe this photo: polaroid, polaroid tz artistic, emulsion lift,, expired, emulsion lift, "polaroid, tz, and artistic2. This photo can also be found in the albums 2012 FavouritesDamn you Polaroid Peel Apart!.

18 comments

  1. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    Wow, that's a cool image, I like it!

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  2. oliviermenard

    oliviermenard

    Cool! It looks like a vintage picture. That's the fun of chemistry !!

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  3. maxwellmaxen

    maxwellmaxen

    i think it looks great!

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  4. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    @oliviermenard: Thanks for your comment, and yes, I agree, that's part of chemistry's appeal (whis is why I develop all my films myself as well). Also, I used expired Polaroid TZ Artistic film, that's why it looks so vintage :)

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  5. goomba

    goomba

    Looks really cool, in a special way. I do understand the problem though, unfortunately I am not familiar with Polaroid peel apart films so I can't help you with that. :-(

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  6. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    @goomba: Thanks so much! I also like it, but it was just so frustrating to see my picture cracking all over...but I'm happy I could save so much of the shot and thanks again for your kind commet! :)

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  7. hanibale

    hanibale

    beautiful

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  8. weleasewoger72

    weleasewoger72

    This image is fantastic! Well done.

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  9. victoroh

    victoroh

    Great

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  10. lisabegusch

    lisabegusch

    Despite the difficulty in processing...I still think it looks fantastic! :)

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  11. rik041

    rik041

    three great days......:ggg, but.. the pics are absolutly great und wunderschön und so geheimnisvoll
    GLÜCKWUNSCH

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  12. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    coool

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  13. kdstevens

    kdstevens

    Polaroid said that TZ Artistic film wasn't suited for emulsion transfers but was designed for manipulation, but you proved them wrong. The Impossible Projects films are much easier to do transfers with and stick really well to the paper.

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  14. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    @kdstevens: Well, not really unfortunately- the edges started rolling up today and I doubt I can save much of the shot (at least I was able to scan it in time). I will using spray adhesive next time I do emulsion lift with TZ Artistic...

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  15. lighthouseblues

    lighthouseblues

    Gorgeous!!!

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  16. priyankamehta13

    priyankamehta13

    This looks really cool!
    whoaa the colours

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  17. digitaljunk

    digitaljunk

    I never really liked the Polaroid Artistic TZ film, it didn't live up to its ability for emulsion manipulation either! (I tried it, and the effect wasn't very good compared to the images I've seend of the old SX70 manipulation film.)

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  18. neonlights

    neonlights

    I really like this pic, it's very dreamy!

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