I really love painting and stenciling on fabric with acrylic paints, inks and mediums. The Joy embroidered iron-on letters are perfect for adding a sentiment - they keep with the fabric feel of the piece. I worked on a 12" x 20" sheet of natural muslin; first I stenciled the arches with a peachy cream paint. This acts as a resist later when I start adding more ink and water.
The letters were white - I painted them with acrylic inks which color the threads with nice, deep tones. I saturated the muslin with ink - some at full strength, some watered back. It's so fun to be loose with the smudging and splattering with my abstract mountain landscape design.
The inks stiffen the muslin just enough so it hangs nice and straight, plus it helps prevent the edges from fraying. I intentionally frayed the left side before painting. A piece like this can be hung like a banner with mini curtain ring clips, or it can be framed or mounted to a canvas, or even sewn into a larger art quilt.