O.k. I got an 8 oz. bottle of Liquid Light. The straight stuff. Not the VC stuff.

Anyway, I also picked up two small books of watercolor paper and some small canvas boards covered in gesso to experiment on. I figure these are two good, and small surfaces on which to play with this stuff.

I have a few questions though....

The instructions call for NOT using an acid-based stop bath. Instead you should use a short hypo-based fix and then a longer fix. But I have also heard that you can just use a water bath. Any comments on that?

Also, why TWO fixes? I mean if using a fix as a stop-bath, why not just dump it in fixer and let it ride? Or am I missing something here?

And any sage advice on using this stuff would be great. First time for me and all...