How can I create my own sand art boards?
You know, the adhesive boards that you can peel off sections one at a time to expose the adhesive so that colored sand can be applied to make a picture.
- Diane B.Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well, there are probably other ways, but the one that comes to mind first (** see below for better way) would be to use a repositionable adhesive sheet, (or make your own with repositionable adhesive spray, etc.on one side), or even Contact paper, on top of a permanent adhesive sheet or surface.
Draw your pattern onto the non-adhesive side of whatever sheeting you decide to use, and apply it to the permanently-adhesive surface.
Using a sharp Xacto blade (pointed one), or the tip of a single-edge razor blade, cut on the lines of the pattern and through the paper (even if you cut into the surface below a bit, it should be fine once you apply the sand).
Then peel off each part as you would with commercial versions to add each color of sand.
You could begin with a photocopy or traced version for your pattern if you want, or just wing it.
Coloring book images, stained-glass images, or applique images (from books or online) might be good places to look for good patterns too.
**Or actually.... since the bottom sheet-board would already be adhesive, you could just use a sheet of waxed paper, or freezer paper (silicone side down), or something else that wouldn't stick, as your top sheet instead of trying to make it into something repositionably adhesive...