Sun, 06 Jun 1999 20:49:04 -0400 (EDT)
Yes you can and should mix all the sensitizer at once. In my experience
the sensitizer needs to "ripen." So don't use it for 24 hours. Keep it in a
brown glass bottle. It should last for months if not longer. BTW, use distilled
After you sensitize the paper, you should begin to print as soon as it is dry.
(Let it air dry or with a fan. Do not use heat) The sensitized paper will be
good for several hours. Under conditions of low humidity it would probably
last overnight but under normal humidity that would be pushing it.
Since this is your first attempt at alt-process, you may want to practice
coating. Mix some vegatable dye (easter egg dye) in water and practice coating
some scrap paper. The idea is to get a uniform, even coat. When you do the
actual coating, use a 15 watt incandescent bulb abvout 3-4 ft. above your
work so you can see what is going on. It will not fog the paper. You can't
see what is happening under a safe light.
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