Decoration Grind comes in different colors and you can use it to decorate different objects and surfaces. Glue the surface with a large layer of glue and sprinkle the gravel in the wet glue. For children, a basic form such as an egg or heart is to start with. On a canvas board you can already make a pretty artful gravel painting! You can also choose for very accurate work and eg. make a very detailed painting with it, but for children that is quite a bit of a job.
We chose an egg, and made a cardboard mallet out of it. By laying the mold on the canvas board, the glue does not get there. Around it you can start with the outside. After that, you always cut off a piece of the egg, so you can do color by color.
TIP: with a small bowl to put in the gravel and a small teaspoon to sprinkle the gravel, you can already get out of your feet!
Glue it a brush the parts generously with the glue, eg. Collall Decoupage Glue.
Sprinkle directly from the bottle (the cap has 2 straw holes, just like a spice jar)
Remove the cardboard egg and cut off a piece. Then you put it back. Sprinkle the open part with eg. yellow gravel.
At the edges against the background color gently sprinkle with a small spoon. Then cut off again and sprinkle different color..
You can make as many layers as you want.
After the glue has dried, turn the whole board in 1x quick movement to throw off the excess gravel. At us this failed a bit and there came gray gravel in the yellow gravel.
With a paint at Cold Enamel Paint or Window Color you draw lines where you want them. Possibly also dots or flowers e.g. (The Cold Enamel paint should dry overnight)
For a better result, you can apply a thin layer of Decoupage glue/varnish, so that the grains do not fall off anymore and it has a protective layer. Glue the eyelets on it and your artwork is done! Your egg almost doesn't know where to look! :)
You can also use the gravel to use as ground cover on a bowl of candles, fill vases with colour or maybe just use with cactus crafts. Just like you'd do with colored sand. Glue it on glass jars, decorate picture frames, mirror frames or wooden boxes. But you can see, on an ordinary canvas board, canvas cloth or piece of cardboard it is also fine!
Want to do some crafts with decoration rind?
click HERE for more info about the Collall Decoration Grind
click HERE for the Collall Decoupage glue
click HERE for Canvasboard