I have also traced an image with ballpoint pen that I wanted to carve into a slab. I squeegeed it onto the clay ink side down and then wet it. The ink transferred to the clay well enough to give me guidelines. This is a very low tech way but worked really well for what I wanted to do and used only materials I already had in the house.
I think the thing I was missing was wetting the paper to make the ink transfer. I'll give it a try with water and, as Chris suggested, with rubbing alcohol. I'm looking for carving guidelines so it's fine if it burns out in the firing. Thank you.
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