Printing Snow Crab

Adding watercolour to the printing matrix.  
Drying the watercolour.
Printing plate on the press bed, getting spritzed with water to add that speckled look to the crab shell.
Damp paper laid on the printing matrix.  The paper is cut slightly smaller than the printing plate.  Blankets are lowered over the paper & plate, then rolled through the press.
And when the blankets are pulled back on the other side, you see the embossed results of the pressure + damp paper.
Here is the impression with the printing plate, which goes back to getting another layer of watercolour added, and so it goes 75 times or so for an edition of 75 prints.

 

 

 

 

 

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