The following post is by Emily Landsman, Owner of EHL Creations, the Herban Lifestyle June 2014 Artist of the Month.
I have been a photographer for more than twenty years and enjoy finding new ways to look at ordinary objects. I love taking kooky pictures with my many different Polaroid cameras and using the images to make greeting cards, belt buckles, tiles, magnets and more. Polaroid transfer prints are made by under developing Polaroid pull-apart films and transferring the images to non-photographic surfaces. The resulting images have an antique or ethereal quality. Polaroid image lifts are made by developing Polaroid pull-apart films as normal, soaking the image to remove it from the paper backing, and transferring the emulsion to non-photographic surfaces. Each print is different and has its own characteristics.
You may have heard that Polaroid is no longer producing instant film. I collected dozens of packs of several different types of film for my artistic usage before they became unavailable. Once all existing film is used, this transfer process will no longer be possible, making these images all the more unique.
You can find more about Emily’s pieces on her Etsy Store and Website
I’m curious, could you use this technique with Impossible Project film?
Thanks for asking. The answer is mostly no. The emulsion transfer technique I use requires Polaroid pull apart film, most people have used type 669 or 59. Neither is currently being produced, but there is a team trying to create new sheet film (not the Impossible team.)
Impossible films can be used for certain types of emulsion alteration techniques, but from what I hear it’s kind of hit or miss. I haven’t tried it yet with any of them.
Thanks for the info 🙂