I started with a canvas from a prior project that was a complete screw up from the get go. Then I tore random pages from a book that I picked up at the Thrift Store.
I wanted an aged look so I crumpled the pages
then unfolded smoothing it back out a bit
then distressed the edges with Distressing Ink.
After all my pages were done, I laid it out for size, leaving a bit of paper hanging over the edge to wrap around the canvas.
After I had it laid out, I started Mod Podging them down.
Once it was covered, I gave it a top coat of Mod Podge
and cut out the word "nevermore" out of brown vinyl with my Cricut. I finally bit the bullet and bought the Sure-Cuts-Alot Software, and let me tell you, if you own a Cricut, it's so worth the $53.00 investment. I found it for $59.99 and then a coupon code for an additional 10% off.
In the end it turned out perfectly. And the good news it, with the surface being covered in Mod Podge, the vinyl will come off super easy and I can put new words on the top for other holidays.