||[Jul. 7th, 2004|12:56 pm]
The Question Club
right then. okay. so i know nothing of photography but have always wondered how you transfer photographic images onto other mediums. you know, without doing the whole collage approach. and then low and behold, my friend comes back from chemistry class with a piece of watercolor paper she painted some chemical on (she doesn't recall which one) and it has the perfect image of a negative on it. so, i do some wimpy research on the matter via google, and come up with this silver-based compound used in photo emulsion called liquid light. apparently you paint this stuff onto any medium, put a filter over it (aka: negative), and expose in regular light. sounds like my stuff. so, promptly i go out the corner photoshop and buy a $30 bottle of liquid light, go home, paint it on a piece of watercolor paper (let dry), tape a negative over it, and put it outside in the sun. oh it turns colors, but no god damned negative is to be seen. and apparently you have to use some developer after you expose it... i dont know man! i don't have a black room in my possession, what am i doing wrong? any body? insight on my dilemma?