The amount of mixture is dependant on the item to be covered and the number of coats required. For this how to, the following mixture was more than enough for 2 coats on a bottle and one coat on 6 medium size skull fronts.
Mix approx 2 tablespoons wood glue together with 3 teaspoons craft acrylic and ¼ cup sand, you can add a little water to the mixture
Paint the mixture onto your item and allow to dry – may require 2 coats (Drying time is about two hours).
Cover any unused mixture with Saran wrap – this will keep for a couple of days.
For a smoother effect use fine sand
The finished effect
Using Gray paint
Using Brown paint
This is a plastic bottle I tested the mixture on. This was given two coats of the mixture - some twine was wrapped around the neck of the bottle and the top dipped in melted wax
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