I went to the Internet to find quotes about love and dogs. I found several sites and ran copies off. I was selective in choosing the quotes for my friend. Since I didn't know what I was doing I started with writing the quotes. I did not paint the fabric white, I wrote on the raw fabric.
In this photo I ran out of quotes and started painting the background. I had asked my friend Mary Lou Weidman what paint she used etc. when she worked on her painted pieces. She answered me quickly. She uses Versatex and she recommended a stiff brush. Fortunately I had Versatex and was able to get started.