It's been a while since I last posted and that's probably due to my recent midterm schedule. But now that they're over and I have some free time before jumping into my final projects, I wanted to take the time and do a tutorial on Polaroid emulsion transfers.
I've done Polaroid transfers in the past and when you go online, some of the tutorials are a bit complex and nonsensical. So a lot of my image transfers have been a product of trail and error. For my projects, I ended up shooting two boxes of Fujifilm FP-100C 3.25x4.25. (Polaroid stopped making their instant film a few years ago and now instant film users turn to Fujifilm. I've used Polaroid Type 55 and 59 when shooting 4x5 and I must admit my sadness over losing such great film.)
Remember that the FP-100C is pack film and meant for pack film backs. So make sure you read the label before purchasing, don't confuse it for the 4x5 sheet film kind that Fuji also sells. The camera I used was a lower model Polaroid 430 Land which consequently takes pack film.
To begin with, you'll need a few household items to assist you in the emulsion transfer process. Try to find old pie plates or pans that aren't used for cooking and eating since you will be handling photo chemicals.
Good luck and enjoy. The possibilities are quite endless.