Happy Holidays from Jurassic Sands and we just wanted to take a quick moment to thank everyone who has helped our business grow. We know the holidays can be hectic and we just wanted to share an amazing sand sculpture that we believe many of you can relate to due to the holiday season and having the new Star Wars out.
Here is just a little bit about how artists build these amazing sculptures.
First, a wooden form is built around where the sculpture will be, and the fine sand is added in about a foot deep. Water is added, and then the water sand mixture is packed tightly into the wooden form using a tamper (tamper is basically a hand tool or a powered tool that is used to flatten or compact dirt, asphalt, etc).
Repeat that last part with the foot of sand/water/tamper on top of the previous pass as needed until you've got a block of compressed sand big enough to contain the sculpture.
Let it settle for a bit (longer times for more sand volume). Once the sand is "set", you can carve just about anything. It's not as forgiving as clay, but you can get some awesome results with this technique.
You can actually do it on a smaller scale by mixing 1 cup of water to 3 cups of Jurassic Sand, packing it into a deep bucket turned upside down. Remember to cut the bottom out so the sand slips out of the form easily, and carve away. Any of our smaller grained Jurassic Sand are perfect for making sand castles of your own.
Have a safe Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.
Warmest Regards, Jerry
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