adventures between the cracks
I’ve used crackle on canvas before with good results, and I wanted to see how it would work stitched together using a sewing machine . I didn’t plan out what the canvas would become, but this project seemed to turn itself into a purse.
I started by painting the canvas with blocks of red and orangy yellow, then adding crackle tinted with yellows, greens and oranges in dots and swirls using a palette knife.
The cracks begin to form as the crackle dries.
I backed the canvas with a cotton handkerchief, tucking in the raw edges, folded the rectangle roughly into thirds and sewed up the sides. I used a regular sewing machine with a regular needle, and didn’t have any trouble stitching through the crackle.
The back and the front of the purse. Now what shall I put inside?