This was a sampling I did where I got a piece of calico, painted it rather heavily it with white emulsion. I then after it had dried stretched the fabric to cause it to crack and distress. I really liked this effect and eventually covered the paint in a layer of charcoal to highlight all the cracks and imperfections. It almost has a natural effect of soil almost or a dry muddy path. Leading to this organic type appearance I wanted to experiment with.