mamiya RB67 Pro S with polaroid instant back
fp-100c color instant film
soaked the image in hot coffee and creamer, used paint brush to move the emulsion around to provide natural texture.
technique learned from Jill Auville
what kind of Macro lens did you get?
keep in mind a few things with Macro, the closer you are, and the more detail you want, you'll need a small aperture/f/stop.
the blur is most likely due to either a wide aperture, or possibly being too close. KEEP AT IT though! once you get the hang of it, the rewards are amazing!
experiment with the different apertures, but also keep in mind you have a minimum focusing distance of of 7.87 inches with that particular lens, you can't get any closer unless you use extension tubes or close up filters. do you have any images up that you've shot with it? I'm quite interested in seeing what's going on with them. I might be able to help you better.
I am so not up to speed with lenses, I haven't bought a new one since I bought the lensbabie 3g years ago, and to this day it's still my most expensive lens...one day I'll get a fisheye lens and maybe eventually get a real macro, but 400 bucks for one...ugh lol