I tried to do an emulsion lift once and it was a disaster. BUT, I am sure it was because I did not have the right tools. What I found was that as soon as the emulsion comes off it curls up and looks like a big glob of glue. Trying to re-open it and spread it onto paper wouldn't work. I could get some of it spread out but the edges would be globbed together. If I were going to try it again I would make some kind of device which could hold each corner, then allow me to pick it up in 1 piece and remove it. Good luck!