Go for the Albumen for sure!!! Great conversation piece at the dinner party. "..... you made them with what?" Can be finicky and problematic but once you get it, they're fantastic... glossier & in my opinion also have a deeper fuller feel than Salted Paper. I brush on the albumen with no problems, this way you can incorporate the edge brushmarks into the photo when also brushing on the silver sensitiser.
try van dyke brown....very very cheap. it only uses like 3g of silver so you can always mix other stuff as well. easy and cheap.