image transfers/photo transfers : LUSENET : B&W Photo: Alternative Process : One Thread

Okay, I have found a few references to this, but have never actually seen it done.I even got as far as getting the sx-70 film into my polaroid one shot with the gelitan filter over it and evrything, I even manipulated a few shots....took alot of practice. But now I have tiny pictures 3x3...And what I want to do is get them on canvas. Is this possible??? I know you can make a negative and print on photo paper but I want it on canvas to paint in the usual fashion. Please help!! I have gotton as far as I can with this!!!

-- martha goldsmith (, August 31, 1999


Try looking at polaroid's website or There is plenty of information available at these sites

-- Harold Todman (, September 02, 1999.

I did look at the polaroid web site and searched even into creative uses, and more creative uses. But none described putting this on canvas and painting it with regular oil paints. They all speak of transfers that are made from the more expensive cameras useing equipment I don't have right now. I would like to have them blown up to maybe an 11x14 and then transfered to canvas for painting. There is a book by Dominic sicilia I think it is called polaroids turned into frameable paintings or something like that. But it is out of print.! If anyone else has heard of this or read that book let me know.

-- martha goldsmith (, September 04, 1999.

Don't know if this is helpful, but there's a free downloadable book by Holly Dupree available at:

-- Barry Schmetter (, November 26, 1999.

If I were trying to transfer a small image to a large, mural-sized canvas, I would first make, or have made, a color transparency. I would tack the canvas to the wall, project the slide, draw the image, and paint away.

-- s. lacy (, December 28, 1999.

Transfers by their nature are just that, you use the negative portion of the film sandwich to transfer the image to a receiver what ever that may be. There is no enlargement involved, it is a contact size image. If you want a bigger image you need a bigger negative. The same is true for emulsion transfer. There are a number of books on the process, and you can call Polaroid Technical assistance for more info. Call 800 info for the number.

-- Lee R. Andre (, May 27, 2000.

So you are wanting the black and white image on canvas so you can paint it right. Have you ever heard of liquid light? It is where you paint a liquid on canvas and then expose your image on that and run it through just like paper. There should be books about it. I hope that works.

-- shawna fife (, April 14, 2001.

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