Failure.

Proofing.

I worked out a long time ago that, as even the best printmakers I know and those most generous with their knowledge are happy to admit, printmaking sometimes has a mind of its own. Like an an unruly child, it does as it pleases. So I thought I'd show you some of my finer moments.

These softgrounds refused to work or be consistent over the two plates.  However, I finally whipped them into shape after commandeering a hotplate (and possibly crying more then once and swearing I'd never use a liquid ground again...). I think having that second plate allowed me to add more colour to the final image, so through my failure I succeeded!

The liquid soft ground attempted in winter and a cold studio

Finally