Christmas pillows - Silent Night and Holy Night were written in freehand first and then scanned in and burned onto a silk screen and then printed onto the pillows in this pic. However, you could use transfer paper, a stencil cut with a Cricut or even freehand it with fabric markers. Just love the look of this.
To paint over ANY surface, without sanding, use a product called 'ESP Easy Surface Prep', available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Works well over enamel paint , without having to sand. SAVES HOURS of work. It was recommended to me by a professional painter.