I decided that I would find a fabric pattern that I liked..ala Pinterest, copy it, enlarge it, transfer it to some clear contact paper, cut it out and oi la; my own custom stencil that I could stick to the drawers, paint over and remove. Piece of cake right? After all, I've done virtually the same thing with rub on decals and had great results. So, here's where my lesson in reality began.
I began by sanding and priming as I always do. I had chosen a color combo of aqua blue for the resist or pattern design and dove grey for the base and overcoat. I spent a good long time cutting my stencil out and applied it ever so carefully to my four dresser drawers peeling off the backing as I went and cutting between the drawers once I was sure the pattern lined up. I carefully burnished the edges so that none of the gray paint would bleed under the contact paper.
Now it was time to apply two coats of the gray top coat right over the top of my transfer paper. Sorry you can't see it too well, but you can get the general idea. Here is where I actually stood around and watched the paint dry with anticipation...I couldn't wait to peel off the contact paper to reveal my beautiful design. By all appearances it didn't let me down, nice crisp lines with only a few touch ups needed.