I made some wall art for some of my nephews recently, and decided to share how I did it :-)
You will need:
12" x 12" framed canvas (I picked up mine from Big W for about $5)
Sheet of Scrapbook paper
Acrylic Paint - I used black and white
Assorted paint application tools - I used a roller, a paintbrush and a foam brush for the Mod Podge
Craft wood Letter (I found mine a Lincraft during a sale, they have them at Bunnings too)
Step 1 - Paint the top and edges canvas - I painted mine black as I was using dark colour scrapbook paper. If using a light colour you could just leave it white or paint it a matching colour. Here are my assistants painting the canvas ;-) Tip - Using a roller gives you much more even coverage.
Step 2 - Paint your letter. I used white to paint my letter. Again you can choose whatever colour you like. I had to give mine a couple of coats to get it looking nice.
Leave both the canvas and the letter dry for a couple of hours.
Attach your scrapbook paper to your canvas with Mod Podge.
Allow the first coat to dry. Try to remove as many bubbles as you can!
Cover the canvas and paper with a coat of Mod Podge. Don't forget the sides!
Allow time to dry.