Each time I printed one of my monotypes there was residual ink remaining on the plate. Putting the plate through the press again, this time with dampened, thin Japanese printmaking paper, resulted in a ghost print. The image is visible and pretty much grayed out. Sometimes the ghost is better than the original print, revealing layers and subtleties. Not this time though. Some artists will rework these ghost prints with other media. I chose gouache and small touches of other things and decided to see what would result.

Japanese printmaking paper, oil based printing ink; gouache; Caran d’Ache Neololor crayons, watercolor pencil.

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