I made this cushion with a doily stencil and some hand painting...
Here is how...
Use some good quality fabric paint.
Place paper doily where you want it.
To keep it from moving around use some sticky tape or fabric glue spray.
A stipple brush is the best thing to use to apply the paint.
Dabbing lightly as you go, but with good coverage.
It should look something like this when you are finished.
Now to add a favourite animal into the centre,
draw or use a pre-made stencil if you are a bit unsure about it.
You can dabb the paint like you did with the doily or you can
free hand paint your image on.
12 hours to make sure that it is really set.
Iron your image for about 3-5 minutes but be careful not to burn your fabric.
I used my fabric to make some cushion covers.
If your freehand painting is pretty good try some other designs.
Here are some that I did earlier.