Print out a pattern you like, place a sheet of wax paper over it and trace the pattern with puffy paints. When it dries peel it off the wax paper and apply it to it's permanent surface. (This gal has lots of great ideas!)
How to make your own hand-blocked stamps for printing on fabric via craft.tutsplus.com.
AWESOME idea! So cool! could also just use stain to paint in the image on the transparency or both!! or use one of the many transfer techniques to paint the dresser solid and transfer the etching over top of it.. so many version of this - love the octo tho!