Creating Your First Salted Paper Print
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Creating Your First Salted Paper Print book
Each part of the step-by-step description of the salted paper process—salting, sensitizing, exposing, processing, and toning—will be elaborated fully in subsequent chapters, but herein is a start, the "how" without the "why". The preparation of salted paper takes two steps: paper needs to be salted and dried, and then sensitized with silver nitrate. The first step can be carried out in regular room light and once salted, the paper keeps indefinitely. The sensitizing step needs to be carried out just before printing and in dim room light. Once the paper is sensitized and dried, it does not keep indefinitely. It is exposed and processed immediately. It is exposed and processed immediately. Most solutions are mixed at time of use except for the two metals, silver nitrate and gold chloride. Those solutions can be mixed at any time and keep indefinitely.