I get so inspired to do do crafting when I look at pinterest. I usually don't get around to doing much of what I pin (and like) though. A few weeks ago I made these Canvas Sayings featuring lyrics from some of my favorite hymns.
I used a paper transfer technique. I just used GIMP to create the words I wanted and add a bird on one, and later a tree on another. Then I reversed the image in GIMP and print it. I very lightly wetted the canvas, placed the paper ink side down and brushed water evenly over the paper. I pressed the letters down, and left it for a couple of minutes. Then I gently peeled the paper up.
I was faint, but it was there. I continued with the other three until all were transferred. Let dry overnight.
Then I carefully took a couple of different sizes of paint brushes, black paint and darkened up the words (and images). Let dry overnight.
I almost left these white because we have a red wall that they would go really well on...but I decided to lightly paint them my favorite color - turquoise. (I did a kind of weird effect that I like, but not everyone would I'm sure...)