hmm if it's ink you can try to use water on the pen insted of the ink and let disolve a second the ink there and use a dry piece of fabric like a sponge. Try it with your ink on another paper first maybe it works ?? depends on the ink.
did you understand what i mean ?? my english is not the best for this
i think it would look better, if you are going to make everything of the ground black and then myb shorten it a little bit...so that the black is not to heavy in the pic...^^...i would like to see, if it works out.