I did manage to snatch a few minutes printing time while the birthday party was going on upstairs on Saturday - kids parties are so much less stressful these days!
The prints from the torn paper plate were OK, I can see potential in the textures, perhaps not in this arrangement. Although I have only applied the ink with a roller, rubbing it on/off gives a different effect again.
And I definitely need to practise getting the prints straight on the paper - it is so difficult!
But it was the plate with the textured acrylic paint that I really wanted to try out and I wasn't disappointed!
For this print I applied the ink with a roller and for this I rubbed the ink on with a cloth
But this one is my absolute favourite, again I applied the ink with the cloth, wiping it off in some areas and leaving other areas darker. This definitely has the feel I am looking for and I shall be making more of these plates.