Silk is a lovely surface to stencil, so is glazed cotton and linen.... furry, faux, fur is a challenge; this is how I did it.
Cut card stock to fit inside the cushion cover and apply a light misting of SprayMount repositioning adhesive over the card then insert the card it into the cushion cover. The light grip from the spray adhesive will prevent the fabric from moving when it is stencilled.
Smooth out the wrinkles on the material whilst pressing it onto the slightly tacky surface of the card below.
Position the stencil, I used F2 Fancy Garland stencil and placed it centrally. Press it into the fabric.
Take up a little paint onto a stencil brush and work it well into paper towel to distribute the colour and dry the tips of the bristles.
Although the pale gold paint was gorgeous it was too transparent to show against the leopard print. I gave it a boost with our metallic gold powder. I sprinkled a little powder on the palette and worked it into the paint until a gold paste was formed and re-stencilled the garland.
Always keep the stencil brush upright, build colour in light layers and do not overload the brush with paint. When the imprint is finished remove the card from inside the cover.
Then press the fabric with an iron to set the paint. Press the reverse side of the material on the highest heat suitable for the fabric.. Once heat set our metallic paints are washable on fabric.
Place the cushion pad back inside the cover, stand back and admire your handiwork.