Perry- Good point on the chemistry, although I used it again today. It seemed to work fine, but I probably won't use it again.
I thought the Kentmere was only available in glossy which, I thought, isn't supposed to be good for bromoil.
Clive- I've read so many different ways of doing bromoils. I'm just fumbling my way through the learning process. I've read of soaking the matrix at temps between 68-85 degrees... using a normal print to a low contrast one... printing the original up to 50-100% darker... soaking from 5 minutes to 45 minutes... Are you starting with a darker, softer print?