Okay, so I was never any good at art when I was at school, infact I was so bad that my art teacher once laughed at one of my painitings. I thought the stick men were a nice touch ... haha anyway, despite my terrible art skills I really wanted to make myself a galaxy skirt, hope you like it! :)
I stated off with a basic plain black skirt. I didn't want to buy and expensive one just in case it went wrong so used this one from H&M that cost £3.99. They sell them in Primark for £3 but the material is very thin, a little too see through and quite flimsy.
The first thing I did was to spray my skirt with bleach. I used a spray bottle filled with watered down thick bleach, about half bleach to half water. It takes the colour out leaving it a nice red colour. It only took a few minutes so had to keep an eye on it :) I then washed the skirt to stop the blecah from reacting anymore and left it to dry overnight.
After doing some research, I found that people like to use acrylic paints to paint clothes as they're a cheaper alternative to fabric paint. I wasn't sure if they'd wash off but had been told they stay on quite well so thought i'd have a go using them along with a spong to give the right texture :)
I put a plastic bag inside my skirt to stop the paint running to the back and started painting! I used the darker colours first then the lighter ones and kept building it up.
For the stars i used a toothbrush to flick on white paint (yes, i used a chopstick to stir my pain haha)
I then left it to dry ...
I feel the colours looked better when it had dried :)
I then painted the back...
This is my finished skirt, it looks like it was made by a 5 year old child... haha! I think it could have used more blue but I guess as it was my first attempt, it will do :)
I got the fabulous idea for this galaxy skirt off fellow lookbooker Ashleigh F,
Check her out here
Studded jacket: My shop, ASOS marketplace, find here
Wet look mesh body: Miss Selfridge - £25.00
Silver spike necklace: H&M - £6.99
Bracelets: Tresor Paris - £149.00 each, find here
Sunglasses: Christian Dior - £240.00
Black tights: Primark - £2
Peep toe platform heels: ASOS - £30
Basic Black skirt: H&M - £3.99
Spray bottle - Wilko - £0.70
Chopstick (optional haha)
Acrylic paint in blue, red & white: Wilko's own brand - £0.90 per 75ml tube