There’s something very calming about doing test strips…you don’t have to make any decisions, you’re just seeing what happens.
I wanted to see what would happen if I wrote on salted paper before brushing on the silver nitrate solution.
The plan was that when I rubbed out the pencil, it would mask the paper and you could read the writing.
It worked, but not quite as crisply as I’d have liked (which I expected).
Interestingly, there isn’t a linear progression. I think 6B is the most effective, but I think it might be a better technique for drawings than text.