I just used a canvas I had on hand (11x14) arranged vinyl letters (4in, 3in, and 1 in) I bought from michaels and had on hand for a similar project I made for my SIL. I cut each individual letter out and arranged in a quote I picked out from our wedding song. Mod podged over the letters so they would stay better and then before it dried, painted with blue and green acrylic paint. Before the paint dried I peeled the letters off. I ended up having some issues with the paint so I made it look a little rougher by using some tissues to dab. I like the distressed look quite a lot actually!