Step 1: Get an Idea and Gather Your Materials
Now You'll need to decide what you'll use and gather what you'll need. For this, I decided to use oil paint sticks. Basically it's oil paint with hardener already mixed in, in the form of an over-sized crayon-type thing. You don't have to worry about getting the proportions of paint and hardener right, and these dry overnight.
I used these on a canvas board, and I also had a couple paper towels handy for wiping off my fingers as well as peeling the film off the oil sticks (more on that later).
Step 2: Prepare Your Canvas and Design
I just drew my design right on the canvas in pencil. You don't have to do any special preparations on the canvas unless you've stretched your own, then you may want to put a primer coat of gesso or white paint on so the canvas doesn't absorb the paint.