After experimenting with different paper, ink and wiping techniques, I chose this final rendition of the image to make an edition of. "Mermaid" is printed on tan BFK 250 gram paper with green chine colle.
Chine colle is a technique of using additional papers between the plate and the printmaking paper. It is glued onto and pressed into the image. I often use shaped, colored Japanese papers for chine colle.