Mod Podge newpaper, sheet music, or torn bits of colorful magazine pages to canvas, or use pic or other background for color. Stick on vinyl letters. One color to paint over whole thing (acrylic or spray paint - lightly so some of background shows thru). Peel off letters.
Southern Belle Soul, Mountain Bride Heart: Quotes of an amazing Father (DIY Quotes on Canvas) Glue on letters over patches of magazines, paint over, and then take off letters and mod podge to get a piece of art!