These ‘impurities’ make regular sand more chemically reactive and often darker in colour when compared to silica sand. The color for non-silica sands (regular sands) can be various shades white, pink, green, and black as well – depending on the geological makeup and geographic location of the sand …
Kitty litter and sand didn’t hold a candle to the silica gel. But if you are opposed to working with silica, the kitty litter or sand could be an option. And if If you like flowers and pretty things you should check out these posts: Rose covered vases using polymer clay. Rose covered flower made from a drop cloth.
Colored silica sand EVIDECOR®. Starting with 2007 introduced on the market the new range of colored sands for paving, with superior chemical features, that cover a wide range of usages concerning the compatibility with PMMA acrylic resins used in the industry of industrial and commercial paving, as well as in the production of tessellated coatings.
Commercial Silica Sand is widely used as a proppant by companies involved in oil and natural gas recovery in conventional and unconventional resource plays. The resource is also used in industrial processing to make everyday items such as glass, construction materials, personal care products, electronics, and even renewable materials.
Experiment with the amount of texture you want. Take a small amount of paint and mix some sand in. Paint a small section of the wall or ceiling and wait for it to dry. If you are happy with the amount of texture, use the same ratio for mixing the rest of the paint and sand. If you want more texture, add more sand. For less texture, use less sand.