Mixed Media: Image transfers & Polaroid Emulsion Lift workshop

beginner level

Class description

A resourceful workshop focusing on methods of image transfers on different surfaces from using inkjet prints and acrylic mediums to Polaroid Emulsion Lifts. For the first part of the workshop, using your own art/photography we will be transferring the images onto wood panels and paper, finishing the artworks with acrylic paints and water based stains.

The process for the Polaroid Emulsion Lifts will entail taking a few pictures with a Vintage Polaroid Colorpack II 2 Land Camera and Fuji instant film, and using the pictures to obtain the emulsion lifts which will be next affixed on small canvases. The process is truly beautiful!
Participants must provide their own imagery to use for the the image transfers part of the workshop. The images will have to be inkjet prints, printed on transparencies (printable clear plastic sheets). Do not worry, if you do not have capabilities to print your own images or have doubts, please just email your images and the prints will be all ready for you at the workshop.


If you are able to print your own images on transparencies, here are the image sizes we will be working with:
– two 8”x8” prints (one print is for backup in case there is a mishap at the first try). They can be color or B&W
– 4 aceo size (2.5”x3.5 ) prints (they can be all different images)

If you need any help with printing the images, you can let me know when registering for the workshop and I will print out the images for you. Specs for the images you will email:
– all images in jpg format
– two image 8”x8” (if image is larger, it will be cropped to 8”x8”) at minimum 150dpi
– four 2.5”x3.5” images with minimum of 150dpi

Materials we will be using:  one 8”x8” wood panel, four aceo size illustration boards, Golden fluid matte acrylic medium, ink, stain, acrylics, one 6″x6″ canvas, Fujifilm FP-100C Instant Color Print Film, Polaroid Colorpack II 2 Land Camera