You can transfer a photo
or snapshot from a negative onto wood,
cloth, paper, etc. All printing is done from the negative not
from the photo. Prepare two simple solutions as follows:
Dissolve in 6 fluid ounces of distilled
water: 1/4 ounce of
Silver Nitrate 1/4 ounce of Ferric Ammonium Citrate 1/4 ounce of
Citric Acid Stir until dissolved and pour the contents into a
dark bottle until ready to use.
Dissolve 1/4 ounce Sodium Thiosulphate
in 10 ounces of water.
Bottle until ready to use.
Place the picture exactly where you want it, then mark around
it with chalk or something that will easily wash out. Now take
a piece of cotton, saturate it in Solution No. 1 and spread the
solution evenly over the spot where the picture is to be
printed. If you are printing on cloth, it will be a good idea
to stretch the cloth over a piece of glass and hold it in place
with spring type clothespins.
Now take a piece of heavy wrapping paper
and make a frame for
the picture, cutting a hole just the size you want the picture
to be. Place this frame over the negative and old it all down
tight with another piece of glass. If you can clamp the two
pieces of glass together with clothespins, so much the better.
When you have it all prepared and held
firmly together, expose
it to bright sunlight for several minutes, then remove the
glass, the frame and the negative. Apply Solution No. 2 to the
printed area, and soak it good for about one minute. This
application of the second solution "fixes" the picture
prevents it from fading out later when exposed to light. Rinse
the surface in clean water and allow to dry.
When you have familiarized yourself with
these simple directions
you will have no trouble in producing remarkable results that
will amaze your friends, and enable you to prepare many unusual
items for gifts, etc.
You should be able to purchase all the
above ingredients at any
good wholesale drug company or photographic supply house.