A thin skin forms over the open end of paint stick when you&#39;re not using it, as exposed paint dries. This rubs off easily, and then you&#39;re working with a soft, buttery paint. The harder you press, the more paint gets applied. The width of the mark you create depends on the size of paint stick you&#39;re using, how firmly you&#39;re pressing, and the surface you&#39;re painting on.<br/><br/>In the photo I&#39;m working with black onto a piece of glass. This being a smooth surface, the paint slides and smears easily. Move the stick around without pressing creates marks in the paint already applied.As with any paint, you don&#39;t have to stop to wait for a layer to dry but can continue working wet-on-wet. Applying one oil stick on top of what you&#39;ve painted with another, the colors will be over-painted, blended, or lifted off, depending on how you use the stick.<br/><br/>Give yourself time to play, to see what happens if you do X or Y. In the photo I&#39;ve painted some blue over the black from the previous photo, and now am using some yellow for some Van Gogh style stars.There&#39;s no rush to finish your design; being oil paint it&#39;s not going to dry instantly. Make sure you&#39;re happy with it. If you&#39;re unsure, consider making the print and then reworking the design once you&#39;ve seen the result.<p>Experiment with both dry and damp paper, and with how much pressure you apply to make the print. I had better results with damp paper (blotted between two other sheets so it wasn&#39;t shiny wet) than dry. Pressure from rolling with my small <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/side-of-watercolor-paper-to-use-3976962" data-type="internalLink" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-ordinal="1">brayer</a> was sufficient.</p>This is the fun bit, where all is revealed. Don&#39;t rush it, lift the paper from one corner gently and slowly. Make sure your hands are clean so you don&#39;t inadvertently get paint or ink on the print.Pull a second print from the the leftover oil stick paint. (Don&#39;t think it needs explanation as to why it&#39;s sometimes called a ghost print.) The colors won&#39;t be as intense as the first print you pulled, but it&#39;s worth doing because you may get a print you like. And if you don&#39;t, then recycle it in a mixed media artwork or, once it&#39;s dried, use it as a background for another print.Don&#39;t forget that your printed image will be reversed. It often doesn&#39;t matter at all, but if you were going to include words, then you need to remember to write them backwards. Similarly if you were making a monotype of a recognizable location.A damp cloth or piece of paper towel and a little elbow grease saw the oil stick clean off the glass without a problem. If you left it to dry, you may have to use some oil/solvent.