After looking around at a few tutorials, I found it best to combine a couple, so here is the method to my madness.
Items you will need include cardboard, liquid bleach, a disposable cup for the bleach, acrylic paint, salt and fabric dye. Other items I recommend out of precaution are: a spatula (for smearing the bleach), gloves, plastic bags, a large pot (for the dying process) and paper towels. Dye and bleach can both be very messy and bad for skin.
First, place the cardboard inside whatever kind of garment you’re working on.
Second, with your cup of bleach (you may put a bit of water in it to dilute the smell and strength), take the spatula and smear the bleach over your garment. You can also gently pour the bleach onto the garment and then spread it with the spatula.
If the garment does not start to change color, you’ve put too much water in the cup. After maybe two minutes, my leggings turned a shade of copper. After about five more minutes, they became a brighter red.
Next, carefully place your garment into the disposable bag and remove the cardboard slats. After letting it wash and dry, you’re ready to dye!
** I did not photograph the dying process, mainly because the instructions are on the back of the dye package. However, I do recommend letting your garment soak in the dye for around an hour for a more boldly colored result.
After you have your dyed your garment, the next and final step is to add the stars!
I used a paper towel to hold the paint because you will not need much. Just use your finger to rustle the bristles of the paint brush until you get a splatter effect. You can also submerge your brush and shake it over the garment for different sized stars.
*If you get a few globs that are too big, and just don’t look right, take a wet napkin and blend them into the fabric. This way, you’ve only added shading to your galaxy clouds.
The ending result