Do you have more than a few failed Polaroids lying around in your drawer? Did you ever look at these Polaroids and thought to yourself “hmmmm, what can I do with these nogoodniks?
Well, if you ever did, have no fear; there IS something you can do with this unsuccessful bunch, so don’t trash them yet. You are going to transfer an image onto the Polaroid, so the Polaroid acts as the receiving surface. Brilliant or what?
What you need:
Laser or inkjet print (black & white or color)
Used Polaroid 600, Spectra or SX-70
Water spray bottle
UV-resistant gloss finish
1. Prepare the Polaroid to receive the image by lightly sanding the surface in order to de-gloss it.
2. Coat the image area of the Polaroid with Gesso so the surface is unified.
3. After choosing the image to transfer trim it to the size of the Polaroid’s image.
4. Brush Mod Podge or any other gel medium over your photo, place it face down and press onto the Polaroid.
5. Let the transfer thoroughly dry.
6. Spray the back of the photo with water and rub off the paper back to reveal the transfer.
7 Spray the final transfer with clear protective spray that has a gloss finish to restore the appearance of the Polaroid’s original shine.
And here is the final transfer to Polaroid:
|The really nice thing about this transfer technique is that after it is done you end up holding an actual Polaroid in your hand.|
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