liquid light and plexiglass?

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  1. Schunn99

    Schunn99 Member

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    hey all,

    got three questions for all,
    How well does liquid light work on plexiglass? Does an image develop well on plexiglass? and is it possible to load plexiglass sheets covered in LL(liquid light) into a view camera?

    thanks,
    Scott Hunnicutt
     
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    I did LL on plexi many years ago. Sprayed the plexi with matt finish polyurethane (to give the LL something to hang on to), coated with LL, exposed, processed. The images were pretty cool looking--20x24--placed on stands so folks in the gallery could walk around them.

    However, they have not held up well at all. In one case, walking from an a/ced building to humid outdoors resulted in immediate crackling and wrinkling--image flaked right off the plexi!!!
     
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    i have done this as well,
    but the subbing/binder i used
    was minwax urethane
    it yellowed over time ...

    have done a bunch of glass with it (LL) though,
    and used knox blox unflavored jello, worked great ...


    yes is it possible to use plexi plates in a view camera, you will
    need plate holders and to cut your plexi plates to whatever format you want
    to use. film is smaller than the formats, but the plates ARE the format size ...

    have fun!

    john
     
  4. Schunn99

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    fixative?

    thanks for the answers, that helps. but in the case of the emulsion flaking off, is there some way to put a protective layer over the emulation to keep it from flaking/fading like vanish in woodworking?

    does the flaking problem also apply to LL on metal too?
    thanks
    Scott Hunnicutt
     
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    I am sure there is... at the time I had a deadline to meet with these and ran out of time to experiment. Some smaller pieces (8x10) have survived just fine.