This time I ‘inked up’ a feather and a dried leaf and placed them on the plate. I then added some paper strips, and placed foam over before applying pressure using a . The pressure was insufficient, so I tried again without the foam and fingers applying the pressure. I actually quite like this one, though there is a long way to go. Just for the sake of it I took the items off the plate and tried again.
Lastly, I inked up the plate again and used craps of paper and some sheep-wool. The application of sufficient pressure to transfer the ink around blockages seems to be my biggest blocker on getting what I’m looking for here.