Liquid Grounds

Liquid Grounds
Grounds are acid resistant materials used to protect the plate from the action of acid. Hard grounds are able to hold fine linear work without chipping or flaking, soft grounds remain pliable on the surface allowing greater fluidity in the drawing and also enables textured materials to be pressed into the surface to produce tonal and pattern variations. Both hard and soft grounds are available in liquid or solid form. Liquid Grounds are poured onto the plate, then evened up with a soft roller or dabber. Liquid Grounds can also be applied with a foam or fan brush.