So having nothing else prepared I decided to have another go at gum arabic transfer for resist.
I still over cooked it in the solution but the resist took much better than last time.
The raggedness of the text I think was due to me jiggling the bath while the plate was biting. Not an intentional effect but one I will bear in mind for the future.
I also tried adding gum arabic transfer on top of the etching.
And reprinting the etching plate on top of that.Chapel Gallery. I’m please to say that both Rapunzelle and Concession Pereptuelle were accepted