I have been painting on commercial fabric and making it my own for use in quilts and art quilts for some years. When I recently found a great commercial decorator fabric (Fig. 1) to make pillows for my family room sofa, I knew I would be altering this fabric and adding to my painted fabric repertoire. The fabric said 1950's to me but I wanted some bright yellow and a little black in it (to go with yellow leather chairs also in the family room). I got out the paint and made it my own (Fig. 2). And, the finished pillows look good on both the sofa and chairs (Fig. 3 & 4).
Decorator Fabric (Fig. 1)
Finished Pillow 18"x18" (Fig. 2)
On Sofa in Family Room (Fig. 3)
On Yellow Chair (Fig. 4)