I recently have been loving this DIY sand paint recipe! Not only does it provided superior coverage but it also leaves behind a nice texture on most any surface.
Here is what you need!
- 3 scoops Plaster of Paris
- 2 scoops or small craft tube of paint
- 1 scoop of Sand
- wood block Christmas tree craft kit
All you really have to do is combine the 3 ingredients and mix well. It should be the consistency of runny toothpaste. If it seems to thick, add a tiny amount of water (or more paint) until desired consistency is reached. Also, when I say scoop it could be tablespoon, cups, teaspoon it really depends on how much paint you need to complete your project. The important part to remember is keeping your ratio of all the ingredients.
I recently decided to try this recipe on a wood block Christmas Tree project. I painted the first coat using a moss green mixed in with the rest of the ingredients. I also, made over this Dollar Tree Pumpkin using sand paint as well!
Once the first coat of sand paint was dry, I painted a heavy coat of white chalk paint over the top. Note this is just regular chalk paint, not sand paint.
Once the top coat was dry, I lightly sanded over the top to reveal pieces of the mossy green sand painted color underneath.
Look at the beautiful texture left behind after using the sand paint recipe! It makes a world of different when you’re wanting to add texture to a project or recreate a chippy finish like we did here!
What do you think?