Saturday, November 24, 2012

DIY Galaxy Sweatshirt with Cross

Like I said, I have another DIY for you all. I've been wanting to try something like this for a while, which is why I am so excited with how it turned out. Plus it was extremely simple! Which is always a good thing, let's just say I didn't get my art talents from my artist mom. Any who, hope you try this out too, it's quite fun!

What you will need:

  • Black Sweatshirt (t-shirt, tank top, dress, etc.)
  • Sponge
  • Duct Tape
  • Bleach
  • Squirt bottle
  • Permanent white acrylic paint
  • Fabric paint in pink, blue, silver, gold (could add red, green, any other galaxy color you deem appropriate)
Step one: Sweatshirt

I found this plain back sweatshirt at Target (in mens clothing) for 5 dollars. If you don't want to make your galaxy on a sweatshirt you can do it on any other article of clothing just as long as it is black.

Step two: Duct Tape

Take your duct take and make it in the shape of a cross, for mine I decided an inverted cross would look pretty lovely. The tape doesn't stick very well so just make sure the edges are pushed down before you begin spraying. 

Step three: Bleaching

This step should probably be done outside since bleach can be hazardous to your health in an enclosed space. Also bleach ruins clothes, so make sure you aren't wearing your favorite outfit just in case any spills! 

Take your spray bottle and mix in 70% water and 30% bleach. It's okay to just estimate this amount. 
Spray mixture over your sweatshirt, making sure to spray some spots more than others. 

It should start to look something like this about 2-3 minutes later. For variety, I took out the top of the spray bottle and dripped larger drops over the surface of the sweatshirt.

You can see how I added more bleach to a few spots and left others with just a light amount. 

Allow bleach to fully dry, about an hour, before beginning to paint. To speed up drying you can use a hair dryer over wet spots. 

Repeat on back side. 

Step four: Paint

Luckily at my craft store they had sparkly spray fabric paint, if you can find this stuff, it really adds a nice touch to your galaxy. However, using regular acrylic paints will work too! 

Take your sponge and cut it into four sections, one for each color, and begin to spray in and around the bleach. Once on the fabric use the sponge to help blend in color.

The picture above is about 15 minutes in. You can see how I am just spraying blue and pink around the edges of the larger bleach spots and the lighter colors towards the middle. Honestly, this is totally random so just have fun! Plus there is no way you can mess up! 

Wait for the paint dry and then do the same on the back.

Step five: White Paint

Once the color is to your satisfaction take the plain white paint and dabble around bleach spots, blending with sponge. I also added a few white dots, unblended, in random patterns. A few shooting stars were the final touch.

Once painting is done, carefully remove duct tape. 

Allow paint to dry for 72 hour before you throw it in the wash. 

Step six: Look awesome

Finally, head out with your brand new sweatshirt and make everyone jealous of your lovely sparkly galaxy print! Pair it with classic Dr. Martens and a pair of skinny jeans.

Let me know if you have any questions. If you decide to give it a go, send me the link to your finish product, I'd love to check it out! 

Have a great weekend 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Day Sale!!

Happy Thanksgiving American readers!

What better way to start off the holiday than an awesome sale from ModCloth! In honor of the holiday, they are having 50% off select new styles! Wahoo, I seriously wait all year of Modcloth sales, pretty much the only time I can afford their items without creating giant holes in my pockets! Let me know what you guys get! 

Be safe tonight! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Red Hot

{Creepers: T.U.K. -- Tights: H&M -- Dress: Modcloth -- Jacket: Modcloth -- Cardigan: H&M -- Hat: Vintage}

I'm so glad I finally wore some lipstick! It feels like ages since I have. It used to bother my lips, not really a makeup person, but I like this one from YSL, it even smells heavenly. Plus it doesn't make my lips all chalky like others tend to. I had three different people ask me where I got my shoes today, so happy people are starting to love creepers again. I still get a lot of stares at school though, but that could be because I'm tall. Who knows. Or because they want all my superb outfits? haha. :) 

I only have one more day till Thanksgiving break! Wahoo. You know what that means right? I'll have a lot of free time, and I think it would be lovely to do another DIY! I know a lot of you guys liked the previous ones I have done, since they got a lot of comments, and I feel bad that I don't do more. So, today I went to Michael's and picked up so lovely supplies, so get ready to make something ladies (and gentlemen!)

Until then, I bid you adieu! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Golden Days Turn Into Black Dreams

{Boots: DSW -- Dress: New Look -- Sweater: H&M -- Necklace: Etsy -- Hat: Vintage}

How awesome is that necklace? I got it for my birthday in the summer and am so pleased with it! The little feather is hand painted and it's a locket so you can hide a picture in there. I think I'll put one of my baby bull dog in!

It's cold again. After taking these pictures I ran inside and began to thaw my fingers, which was rather painful. Oh the things I do for my blog! Haha, I know that's not fair, this blog does a lot for me also. Such as helping me meet new awesome people that love fashion and helping me get all my thoughts out. Although, I still feel a bit anxious writing down everything I feel, but that's why I also have a journal! I know I'm not the most brilliant writer out there, but I'm working on it (thank you for bearing with me)! Oh and I am in the most dreadful writing class at school, my goodness I wish it was over. Never take a writing course online... terrible decision people!

So, I bought a little something off Ebay yesterday and I can't wait to show everyone! I just wish it was here right now!! You guys are going to love it :) 

Two more days to the weekend!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ripping Apart

{Boots: Dr. Martens -- Tights: Target -- Dress: Modcloth -- Beanie: H&M}

I always feel like I should be haunting a 18th century plantation when I wear this dress. Is that weird? Haha. It's so beautiful and delicate, but when paired with ripped tights and Dr. Martens it gives off a nice spin. Choosing items that contrast each other is one of my favorite things to do!

I wish I had some exciting tales to tell, but unfortunately all I've been doing is school and reading. I'll try and do something exciting next weekend so my posts can be interesting!

Until then, maybe you can tell me your fun stories?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Black Widow

{Shoes: T.U.K. -- Skirt: Forever 21 -- Belt: Forever 21 -- Blouse: c/o Dahlia -- Coat: Forever 21}

Brr! It's finally cold out, but only for today then it warms back up over the weekend. All I want is some snow!! Hopefully soon :) 

I received this lovely little Dahlia blouse in the mail yesterday and couldn't wait to wear it! Have I ever mentioned how they are my favorite English brand? Really, everything they make is so.. so... ME! It's edgy but so sweet at the same time, if I only I had endless amounts of money to buy all of their items. A girl can dream right? 

Tonight I'm headed out to a Carrie Underwood concert with my boyfriend's sister and mom, and I'm pretty excited. I've been on youtube looking up all her songs so I can sing along while I'm there, I hate when I don't know the words to songs whilst at concerts :( So I'm nice and prepared for this one!

School is going well and I'm ready to get back into the swing of normal things such as eating healthy and exercising and reading non stop. What are you all up to this weekend?

P.S. What do you think of the blouse? How would you have styled it? Let me know!