I wanted to explore making drawings using tarnish from metal objects.  Silverpoint drawings have a beautiful, delicate quality to them, and also cannot be erased in the same way pencil can.  I decided to experiment with making basic marks onto paper prepared with acrylic medium and white acrylic paint.  I wasn’t sure if this surface would work as it was not a specially prepared metal point ground, but I used a steel paperclip and this allowed me to make some faint grey lines onto the surface.