Over the past year, I’ve majorly geeked out over making galaxy print clothes. First there was my galaxy print dress, then the galaxy print collared shirt, and then the galaxy print scarf. I’ve tried a few different techniques and they’re all pretty awesome, but I really like the subtlety of this technique. (Inner space geeks rejoice!)
To make the galaxy shirt, you need a black 100% cotton shirt, bleach, and some fabric spray paint. I bought a black 100% cotton shirt from H&M, but when I tried to bleach it, nothing happened. I did a bit of research and it turns out that there is a chemical finish on cheap cotton to make it last longer. (:///) It seemed to wear off (a little) after I washed it a few times, but the bleach wasn’t doing the awesome things that it did on the galaxy dress I made. Look for a black cotton shirt at the thrift shop and it will react to the bleach much better.
To make the galaxy design, I chose some space-like colors with a little glitter paint on the right. With this technique, you just spray all of the colors in layers– blue, then purple, then pink, then a splash of grey, and then some glitter… And let it dry! (Repeat on the other side.)