the painting is applied to damp greenware and the back of the paper is wet with a sponge. the image is rubbed firmly onto the clay. it is given a little time and then the next step is to pull off the paper being sure all the color has transferred. if some is not quite heavy enough, put the paper back down and rub it again. as long as the paper still is attached, it will go back into the correct place and the color can be tried again.