soft ground

noun

Definition of soft ground

1 : a mixture of ordinary etching ground usually with tallow or grease that is used chiefly to obtain textural lines and effects on the plate by pressing cloth or similar material into the ground or by drawing with a pencil on a piece of paper laid over it
2 : a process or effect in etching obtained by the use of soft ground

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“Soft ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft%20ground. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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