i am sad to report back that my experiments were a bust
i blackened the paper, and coated them with emulsion ..
and while my emulsion was still "good" i wasn't able to coax
an image onto the black paper .. i made photograms though, but
still i don't think that outside daylight in a camera would have made much of a difference.
i will try that next since i have a few sheets of coated paper left ..