The final technique demonstration of this term is the etching process. This is where you cover a metal sheet with wax and burn away the marks into a bowl of acid to create the indentations of the design. I’ve used less colour in these because I wanted to emphasise the marks of the plastic and suffocated lily. I want to use a different technique to convey this message of the impact of plastic pollution on the environment because I think that the etching hides the effect of the plastic textures.

This is an experimental sheet that I used to clean the excess ink off of my metal etched sheet. I want to use it for a background as something to work back into, maybe using scraps of fabric and/ or stitching.