A dear friend will be a grandma for the first time in just a few days. I wanted to make something fun, practical and Hawaiian. It's not an original idea (there is a local company that makes a similar style on toddler t-shirts) but it's a clean design, cute and clever and I wanted to make a couple. I bought a package of Onesies at WalMart the other day and dyed them with bright yellow Rit Dye.
I drew a stylized octopus and the Hawaiian word for it
cut it out of freezer paper for my stencil
Same thing with a crab
Next I ironed the freezer paper to the onesie
I mixed up a rust color and spongebrushed through
the stencil onto the onesie. I let it dry and reapplied a second coat