I bought my first sewing machine this summer and I am so enjoying playing around with it! I got it mainly to sew on paper and canvas since I was loving all the elements I saw being added into art journals.
I started with a piece of unprimed canvas and added some colorful squares and doodled flowers using Sharpie’s Stained fabric markers.
I tried adding some white highlights but none of my paint markers or white pens worked the way I wanted on the canvas. The white brightened a few areas here and there but not enough to make a difference. I then ran the canvas through my sewing machine using one of the “fancy” stitches to divide up the squares.
The final step before gluing the mini quilt into my journal was to sew three loose rows of straight stitches around the outside. This stitching not only gives the quilt a border but will stop the canvas from unraveling anymore. I left most of my end threads uncut to add to the raw quality of the canvas. Love it!!!
I have more canvas projects in the works that I hope to be able to sell in the near future…so stay tuned!
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