Hey there everyone!! This months creative challenge is something from nature! I was stumped on what to make and then I thought about Kristina who loves the beach and has plans for a beach theme for her new home….. Add those together and you get Sand Art!! Ok not that fill the bottle with sand type – which is cool – but art made with sand! No beach, bottles or sun screen needed!
First I have to say I was lazy and bought sand art kits vs. dying my own sand (food coloring and alcohol (rubbing not drinking lol) and then dry).
So grab a couple kits or dye some sand and let’s get to work! You also need some picture frames, images (unless you can free hand), mod podge/glue, brushes.
I grabbed a muffin tin to keep my sand contained with the idea of putting the sand in each cup, then realized I could just snip the corner. The tin came in handy after removing the excess sand from the glass, so if you have one, you might want to use it. I also used sharpies to outline my shapes, this is optional depending on your drawing skills.
Next I took my images and taped them down on the picture frame glass where I wanted them and then flip!!
I used the sharpies to trace the outlines of my sea critters. So pretty already!! woot! time for sand!
And then decide you color placement and start gluing – I found doing smaller areas at a time kept the glue wet and snagged the sand better. Now…..you may or may not realize I made an error here. The plan was to outline on the outside of the glass and glue the inside. I was so excited to get sanding, I glued the outside of the glass…..This means later when I try to put it in the frame….the images won’t fit the frame!! ARGH!! In my defense, this was done at midnight of an insomnia night!
Add your sand. Not sure it’s needed but Mz. Impatience did lightly press the sand. Then gently tap the excess sand onto a paper towel and add to your muffin tin. Some colors leave little grains of sand all over and a soft brush can gently remove those. Nice and neat!
Continue the glue, sand, tap until your art is filled in. Check for any missed spots and glue, sand, tap again.
Done!! I was so impressed with myself and excited to do another one or two! This is, of course, before I realized I had done the pictures backwards….
A sunrise or sunset at the beach, can’t beat that!! Even if I accidentally used some blue on the beach….it’s just high tide man!
Last but not least, we all know it’s a fish eat fish world out there so take care of yourself! nom nom! I need some nice photo mats and some ocean looking backgrounds to go behind my artwork.
Thanks for getting sand in your shorts with me today!
This post may contain ads, affiliate links and/or we may have been compensated in some way. See our Disclaimer for more information. If we can, here is where we party: Sun: Dishing it & Digging it / Stash Buster / Over the Moon / Family Joy Blog Party Mon: Amaze me Monday / Bernideen's Tea Time / No Place Like Home / Really Crafty / Art of Home-Making / Making your home sing / Good Morning Monday Tues: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday / Inspire Me / Pin-spiration Link Party / 2 for Tuesday /Fiber Tuesday / Brag About It / Community Link Party Wed: Link & Share Wed. / Hookin’ on Hump Day /It's a Party / Happily Homemade / Thurs: Share Your Cup Thursday / Treasure Hunt Thurs / Thriving Thursday / Creatively Crafty / TaDa Fri: The Pinterest Game / Funtastic Friday / FTAF Weekend / Sweet Inspiration / Peace, Love, Link Up / Homestead Blog hop Sat: Craft Along / Snickerdoodle Sunday / Saturday Link Party / Saturday Shuffle
Filed in: Tutorial