Easier, cheaper alcohol inks and dyes - use a cheap small spray bottle - mix KoolAid or food color or easter dye or RIT dye with rubbing alcohol. Intensity of color depends on amount of your preferred additive. I tried it and it works.
Staining or dying textiles with natural products such as coffee and tea is an inexpensive, non-toxic method for altering cloth. It's an easy way to create a vintage look, or to disguise those badly stained kitchen towels—not to mention, the process smells
INITIAL - Elmer's glue on canvas. then paint over it - how simple is that. fabulous idea for a wedding! But I think I'll paint on a different color background first. White would be fabulous for a wedding!