Cut out the shapes. I used pinking shears because I like the look of it.
Peel the canvas away from the backing and place on the surface. WAIT: Before you place it, try out the different shapes in in different ways on the surface until you like what you see.
Next, and most important - you have to SEAL the edges and accent the designs. To do this, get a bottle of Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint (Black Slick). Draw over the outlines. This will give definition and texture. Also, add little dots all around the edges to make sure the canvas will not peel up. Once the paint dries, that applique is on there forever!
Last, you want to make the appliques waterproof! Coat with a layer of glossy Collage Pauge® Instant Decoupage.