Using a wash of graphic chemical block printing ink mixed with water over the whole plate, and then dropping in meths (it reacts with the water and pushes the pigment into interesting shapes) has worked in the past, but not today. It also takes ages to dry
So I used textured wallpaper to print white acrylic as a resit
I really like the way I can use oil pastel to get a drawn line of resist, using different colours to help me see the different applications between biting
The state of the plates so far:-
And the test prints from them:-
They need working into but I’ll see what happens next
I’ve been reading Jim Dine: A Printmaker's Document. He uses power tools a lot, I think these may be a bit small to attack with a chain saw but I’ve got a Dremel lurking in the cupboard!