I decided to cover the canvas with pages from an old book that I tried (and failed) to read... It was just too boring, but the font and page colour was perfect for this project.
I started by ripping up the pages so there were no straight edges then I applied a liberal layer of Modge Podge on the canvas with a foam brush. After applying the paper I brushed more of the Modge Podge until the piece were evenly covered and smooth.
This was a messy but SERIOUSLY FUN project.
Here's the finished product. I'm still deciding what to paint on it.... Maybe a quote?