- - sea or river sand light shade;
- - dyes: powder tempera, gouache, food dyes, aerosol paints;
- - small capacity;
- - water;
- - stick or spoon to stir the sand;
- - dry sand paper (newspapers, paper towels, etc.).
find the necessary quantity (the number of colors in which you plan to paint the sand ) small containers for cooking colored sand.It is very convenient to use for this purpose ziplok packages (Ziplock), fastened on the principle of the zipper.Under stirring such packages sand mixes well with the dye and poured out.
Take sand and sift it through a sieve to remove the unwanted stones, grass and the like garbage.The lighter sand you find, the more vivid the color will turn out in the course of its coloring.
Fill the container with sand produced approximately three-quarters (that then it was convenient to stir the sand , and it does not spill out of the jar or bowl).Do not paint the sand simultaneously in large quantities, because it will need a long time to dry, and paint over it weak and uneven.
If you use for coloring sand dry powder tempera, then add the dye in the dry sand (approximately one teaspoon of dry tempera on sand half a cup) and thoroughly mix them together.Then add a little water to the sand only became moist.Again, stir well the mixture, ensuring uniform staining the sand.
If you use food coloring or paint diluted in water, it is better to first wet sand , and then add the paint.Then mix well, evenly distributing the coloring pigment in the sand mass.
mixing the ingredients in a jar or bowl, use a stick or spoon.The packages sand is mixed with the dye massaging hands - a process that resembles kneading.
After mixing sand with a dye, leave the mixture for about 30 minutes to sand good to paint.
Pour colored sand on sheets of paper or paper disposable plates with large diameters.Spread sand as possible with a thin layer and allow to dry for a day.
Now colored sand ready for use in your work.
For metallic or pearlescent colors, spread a thin layer of sand on paper and squirt his spray paint from a container.Allow the paint to dry, then mix well the sand to become crumbly.