I'm sure it will scare me less, so I have started designing a texture plate in anticipation. I started out painting some snakes:
Which I made into a repeat pattern:
And I think, that when it's made into a texture plate - the silver pressing will resemble:
However, that's just the theory. It might look completely different. There's only one way to find out! I'll post back with the results when it's ready! (may take a few days, I'm all out of silver clay and the photocopier might prove too much for me after all).