I had in mind the type of fabric I wanted to make a pillow out of but I couldn’t find a paisley in the right color. I am the type that once I get a specific idea of what I want, I won’t settle until I can find it. And if I can’t find it, I make it. I used a fabric paint medium which you can find at any craft store with the small bottles of acrylic paint. You add the medium to the paint you want to use. This makes it so that the paint won’t be stiff when it dries on the fabric. I used the paint that I painted my accent wall (that you can’t see in the picture) that matches the bedding. I started by lightly penciling on the paisley design. I free handed this design but you could use a stencil too.Then I used a tiny paint brush to paint it on. You need to heat set it, so I ironed mine. You can also throw it in the dryer for a while. I washed the fabric before I sewed the pillow so the pencil marks that were still showing would come out and to soften it up. I think it turned out pretty good!