Making Marks from Found Marks

Found Marks - Being open to accidental beauty.

You never know where you will find inspiration for making marks.

Step 1. I was pouring ink onto a sheet of Stonehenge paper, which I was holding over top of this piece of newsprint - this is what is left over after my pour. I found the marks spontaneous and interesting. 

Step 2. Inspired from the newspaper piece I drew marks on a new sheet of Stonehenge paper with a Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 Pencil.

"This chunky pencil functions as a coloured pencil, watercolour, and wax crayon all in one, it is perfect for a variety of techniques, and for those with endless imagination."

Given that the Woody pencil is water soluble, once I drew with it, I used a brush dipped in water to wet areas touching the border of each shape, this way it created a halo-like effect around the mark, mimicking what I saw on the newsprint.

Step 3. I laid a piece of tracing paper on top of the Stonehenge paper from Step 2 and traced the marks that I had drawn, again with the Woody and wet the areas liken Step 2.

This final piece shows the tracing sitting over top of the piece that I had originally been pouring ink onto that had  created the inks spots on the newsprint.