POLAROID TRANSFERS

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Giant Lilly pads
Giant Lilly pads

Denver Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens

Denver, CO

Sweet Waterlilies
Sweet Waterlilies

Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO

Lemp Building
Lemp Building

St. Louis, MO

Sunflowers
Sunflowers

Provence, France

Polaroid transfers begin with a slide that I take.  I put the slide into a transfer machine into which I have already placed a package of 669 Polaroid film.  When activated, the image is transferred from the slide onto the film.  Out comes the film, and after a few seconds of developing, it is separated and the emulsion part is placed on a damp piece of watercolor paper.  It is held in place for a couple of minutes, then peeled back to reveal the image “transferred” onto the paper.  When dry, the image is enhanced with water colors and/or colored pencil, then fixed with a UV protective spray.

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