red pandas are by far the cutest animal ever made. i challenge anyone out there to prove me wrong. to celebrate their unreasonable level of cuteness, i put one on the cutest piece of clothing out there--a newborn sized onesie.
i was pretty pleased with the results. and the orangish-red of the top onesie just looked red panda colored. it was fate. so, i made a quick and simple graphic red panda design and used this as a chance to try out freezer paper stenciling.
the process is pretty straight forward and fairly quick. i followed this tutorial, and i would guess the whole thing took under an hour. it's hard to say though, as there was at least one saturday morning donut break involved.
here it is after i removed the stencil. i only used a stencil for the white portion. the black eyes and nose i painted on freehand with a small brush. i could easily have made a second stencil for those portions, but i was too lazy. eight and a half months pregnant and post saturday morning donut will do that to you.
i still can't get over the adorableness of the finished product. i think my brain will explode with cuteness when baby sharp wears this.
if you want to make your own, you can download a pdf template here. it's sized to fit nicely on a newborn sized onesie, but could easily be scaled for larger applications. if you make something, post a link to share it! i'd love to see it.