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 :(


  1. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

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

  2. oliviermenard
    oliviermenard ·

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

  3. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    i think it looks great!

  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 :)

  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. :-(

  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! :)

  7. hanibale
    hanibale ·


  8. weleasewoger72
    weleasewoger72 ·

    This image is fantastic! Well done.

  9. victoroh
    victoroh ·


  10. lisabegusch
    lisabegusch ·

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

  11. rik041
    rik041 ·

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

  12. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·


  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.

  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...

  15. lighthouseblues
    lighthouseblues ·


  16. priyankamehta13
    priyankamehta13 ·

    This looks really cool!
    whoaa the colours

  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.)

  18. neonlights
    neonlights ·

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

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