I cooked the starch until it gelled, might be the problem there. I read one account of adding a small amount of gelatin to the mix before adding to the emulsion.
Originally Posted by Photo Engineer
I did some tests in white light on a spoiled batch of emulsion after adding iso alcohol and coating Fabriano. Then going through the dev., stop, ... ect., I observed the same thing. I thought it must have gotten pretty hard, but in the final water wash, the coating still came off the Fabriano paper.
This session I only coated Arches paper.
... thanXXXXX PE for all your well wishes and thoughtful comments.