I decided to make an halloween skull using sandpainting on black paper. It’s my first sandpainting on paper and one of the first in general so I’m moderately satisfied with the result. Sandpainting is usually performed on glass or other immobile surface but in the info it is stated that we must start on a “blank page”, since I feared that glass may not qualifies I decided to try on paper.
Step 1: Tools
You will need decorative sand and a black sheet of paper. Decorative sand can be found in almost every color (I choosed white) in any fine arts shop. I also folded a small piece of paper to help lay the sand slowly and in a controlled fashion.
Step 2: Boundary
It's important to produce a good boundary, filling it it's easy; also, since you are at the beginning, if you do something wrong it's easy to start over.
use a small folded piece of paper to refine the boundary and mark the edges.
Step 4: Refining the boundary
complete the boundary and refine it as you procede if you see that the result is not satisfying
Step 5: Filling
fill the boundary of the skull leaving some space for the holes that will become the other eye and the nose
Step 6: Refining nose and eyes
use the folded paper or another tool to refine the nose and the eyes
Step 7: The teeth
make the teeth with the help of the folded paper or other tool
Step 8: Finishing
drop some sand on the entire sheet. Then you can add some other features like a fire in the mouth and some waves around it