How to paint a manke for hand-made articles? All ways of making an alternative to colored sand
For children's creativity today are offereda variety of materials and techniques. Great popularity is gained by such an unusual kind of needlework, as drawing with colored sand. Already today on sale it is possible to meet sets for creation of hand-made articles in this technique at home. The problem is that such sets, consisting of sand and pictures for coloring, are often unreasonably expensive. If you want to do such needlework can be at home, using a dyed croup. How can a manke be painted for children's creativity, using improvised means and materials?
Prepare the dye at home
One of the options for staining the cereals - withusing paint and alcohol. Take a small bowl or jar. Mix gouache of the chosen color (1 tsp), vodka (2 tsp) and water (2 tsp) in it. In a carefully mixed coloring liquid, sprinkle the manga. The groats should be well mixed and grinded so that it is stained evenly. How to paint without a lump? It's very simple - carefully crush it with your hands. Once you are sure that the croup is well stained, sift it through a sieve onto a piece of paper and leave to dry. As the alcohol quickly evaporates, the lime will dry for a few minutes, and you can begin to create.
How to paint a manga with gouache using a blender?
If you have a food processor at your fingertips orblender, you can dye croup without alcohol. Mix gouache with water, paint can be added arbitrarily, depending on the desired saturation of the hue. The resulting mixture is poured into a bowl of a food processor and sprinkled with cereals. Then mix everything well, the croup should not get too wet. Pour the prepared mixture onto paper and leave to dry in a warm place. This option of painting grains is ideal if you want to get a large amount of colored "sand". If several grocery lots are painted at the same time in different shades, do not forget to rinse the blender well after each color.
Coloring of cereals with colored pencils
If at your fingertips there are unnecessary chalks fordrawing or pencil lead, they can also be used to produce colored "sand". How to paint a mango at home using such dyes? Grind the lead or colored crayons to dust. Then mix the resulting dye with the croup. Stir thoroughly, the semolina should be colored. Since this method of painting does not involve the addition of water, you can use the rump immediately, without wasting time to dry.
Now you know how to paint a manga with gouache, butWhat if the paint is not on hand? Theoretically, you can use any other dye, for example, food. The most important thing is that the chosen paint should provide enough color with minimal water content. Try not to wet the rump too much, otherwise it will start to swell and the effect of "sand" you will not work. Painting a manga every time before a creative task is not always convenient. It is easier to have a stock of ready-made "sand" of different colors. Prepare transparent jars of the same size and store the dyed croup in them after drying.
If you did something wrong, and the semolinafrozen with lumps, try to stretch them manually or with a rolling pin. Try experimenting with the amount of dye used for one serving of cereals. Adding more or less paint, you can change the intensity of the hue. Of course, as a manke paint, in a bright or muted hue, it's up to you. But if you want, even using the basic palette of colors, you can get a whole collection of "sand" of all possible tones.
Ideas for "sandy" creativity
You now know all the ways how to paint a mangafor hand-made articles. But what to create from ready-made multi-colored groats? "Sand" drawing is done in the following technique: we take a sheet of paper with a printed picture for coloring or manually draw outlines. Next, glue PVA with a brush cover all the places that need to be painted. The final stage is the most interesting - the glue layer should be sprinkled with a multicolored croup. Remove excess with a tissue and leave to dry. Set the finished figure aside for a while, and after complete drying, gently shake off the excess.
In the same technique you can decorate and somevolumetric objects, for example, vases for flowers or pencil holders. Attention: if you decorate a thing used in everyday life, finish it with 1-2 layers of transparent universal varnish. Try to dream up and create some other crafts from this interesting material, because you know how to paint a manke. Creative activities with colored sand are recommended for children already from 1.5-2 years. Offer this interesting kind of needlework to your children, and they will definitely like it.