As a second state, I added a softground to the initial tiny etching I worked on specifically for a Spanish mini print contest.
The background was far too dark.
It was hiding the two tiny guys who were trying to escape time by running away from the hourglass.
I worked with the burnisher, till I was satisfied with the result, and then applied a 220/1000 and 1200 sandpaper.
This is this final result of the second state.