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DIY Galaxy Art with Bleach

By Dr. Laundry August 9, 2013

DIY Galaxy Art with Bleach

Whether you’re a space enthusiast or simply want an easy DIY project to give your basic black t-shirt a cool rocker look, galaxy art with Clorox® Regular-Bleach is a unique way to create your own textile pattern with only a few simple supplies. Check out the finished product!


Materials

• Black t-shirt, made of cotton or rayon
• Plastic trash bag
• Clorox® Regular-Bleach
• Empty plastic spray bottle
• Measuring spoons
• 3-4 quarts of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
• Plastic dishpan for rinsing


Instructions

• Place your black shirt flat onto your work surface and line the inside of the shirt with plastic, this will prevent the bleach solution from bleeding through to the other side.
• Pour the hydrogen peroxide into the dishpan; set aside (but within easy reach).
• Measure 1 quart of water into the plastic spray bottle, and add 3 tablespoons Clorox®Regular-Bleach1; stir gently to mix.
• Now the fun part! Randomly spray the shirt with your bleach solution making sure to have some sprays close together and others further apart to create a varying star cluster design. Be careful not to spray too much of the shirt or you may end up looking like the sun.
• Once you’ve reached your desired pattern, dip the shirt completely into the dishpan with the hydrogen peroxide and swirl it around for at least 15 seconds to stop the bleaching process.
• Pour off the hydrogen peroxide and rinse the shirt thoroughly.
• Air dry.