This transfer monotype was awful – too much ink on the plate rendered the drawing almost indistinguishable. I was disappointed but saved it to play with at home. With nothing to lose I painted over the print with acrylic. Success!

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party

A piece of thin Japanese printmaking paper was placed onto an inked copper plate and, with a ball point pen that no longer had ink, I drew, referring to a JKPP Flickr group photo (that I reversed using my iPad), on the back of the Japanese paper. The result was a Transfer Monotype.

Oil based printing ink, Japanese paper, acrylic paint.