Possible do-it-yourself natural media technique #1 Sandbossing


Sand is a great material. Sand is everywhere. All you need are the basic tools and you can create your own campaigns from sand in a variety of ways. One of my favourites is sand embossing. Sand embossing is very easy to do and the best part is sand free. With an investment of less than $300, you can be producing hundreds of images a day for years to come.

Sand embossing creates an image by placing a thin layer of sand on the surface. You should be able to produce 15 to 25 prints in an hour.

Common sand is mixed with several other natural ingredients to make the sand more durable. When the sand mix dries it bonds to itself and to the surface.

When strategically placed prints can last up to a day. The wind does not affect them until they are stepped and the sand crumbles into its original granular state. This is a "fair weather". When is rains, the prints will be washed away quickly. SandBossing needs to try to set properly

SandBossing is better tolerated by consumers and city officials because it is temporary. SandBossing can be removed easily with water and a hard brush..

SandBossing is perfect for events. It is ideal for businesses and organisations with something to say but smaller budgets to say it with. 

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Jim Bowes

Advertising professional specialising in Natural Media advertising techniques that have a low impact on the environment.