Here are some attempts.
First attempt... not exactly what I want, but I still like the feel of it.
Second attempt. This is closer, but still not quite right. I decided to scrap this idea, because it was consuming a large portion of my free time.
I ended up finding a tutorial that taught me how to do this, (very easy) lithograph. It isn't what I wanted, but it is still something I really like a lot. I would absolutely frame this and hang it in my house.