TRANSFER IT: POLAROID
Create the appearance of an antique image with
this simple process. BY ABI COTLER O’ROARTY
For those who still long for a tangible connection with film
photographs, Polaroid transfers can transform ordinary
photos into Impressionist masterpieces. With a Daylab
slide printer or old Polaroid Land camera, you can easily turn
your favorite old slide images into framable pieces of art.
The process is fairly simple: Polaroid negatives are rubbed
(transferred) onto textured watercolor paper (or other materials, if you’re so inspired). The resulting ethereal images appear
to be antiques from their weathered appearance. And because
the look is almost ghostly, even unintentional “mistakes” may
become your favorites.
NOTE: Polaroid announced it would stop manufacturing film in
April 2008, but Fuji makes a comparable film called Fuji FP-100C.