Recently I've been doing a lot of customisation, doing up old clothes, ya know all that creative shenanigans I've been yearning to do for ages but NEVER find the time to do!
So after making that board of photos of things I Really want (note the gramatically incorrect capital R on 'really' - intentional) I considered actually buying some of them. Then I realised that not only am I not as rich as I would like to be, but also that money doesn't grow on trees either. Bummer.
Possibly my favourite item was the cosmic / galaxy print tee by Your Eyes Lie. It is truly a thing of wonder, and as of late I have had a minor fixation with this galaxy print, it is truly out of this world. I use some awful puns, just a casual warning there for posts to come.
These tops retail on the YEL website at about £35 - £50. Being a student you can undertsand my fury over these digitz. So I took it upon myself to try and create my own! I'm no Van Gogh but I do try.
I found a tutorial over at Selina Zawacki's blog on how to make a galaxy shirt and this really helped me so here's a link to her blog: here's the link!
So here's how I did it, with help from her tutorial...
|Using part bleach and water in a spray bottle on to the cotton|
|Then with a wet paintbrush and some white and blue acrylic paint I splattered the t shirt by tapping the bristles. Again full instructions on the tutorial!|
Here's the finished product!
Literally the worst quality photo but one above of me in the top! Thinking of cutting the sleeves and adjusting the neckline in to more of a vest style. Not sure at the moment, but I'm pretty haps with how it turned out in the end! What do you think?
This was inevitably going to be posted here. Massive choon.