Just a short post today. Soon I'll be writing something up on 126 film and cameras, but for now...I was out shooting a couple weeks ago and managed to lose a Polaroid under the seat of my truck -- unpeeled. So I discovered it recently when I was cleaning up. It was completely dried up. I had to force peel it and all I got was a Polaroid covered with hard, black goop. Well, after messing around a bit, I ended up with this:
So, how did I do it? Well, I was digging through my box of Polaroids this morning and found this (ID-UV shot with a Colorpack III)...
Same thing happened. Left it my car (I think for a month at least) unpeeled, found it, peeled it, and got mostly black stuff. Nice, so now I can show you what I did! Very easy, a no-brainer really. Filled the sink with water and let it soak for a couple hours.
It softens up the dried up developer into a nice, slimy sheet...
...which can then be peeled off.
Simple as that! Rinse it off for good measure.
Let it dry for a couple hours.
And there you have it. Forgotten and re-remembered.
Decent effect, really. Also, it gets little water blisters on it that collapse when it dries. I may see how long I can actually soak a Polaroid, what happens... I assume that this would be a way to do transfers? Soak it long enough until the emulsion slides off...have to mess about a bit more in the future.
Again, soon a post on the mysterious 126 film and my (so far unsuccessful) attempts to make new 126 film. Until then!