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Need to create a rough texture on a pic but have no sand

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1978andallthat Sun 02-Dec-12 17:20:08

Long and boring reason so won't go into why but need to create about 1cm square of rough texture on a pic tonight and have no sand or sandpaper or emery boards. Any idea for non foodstuff thing I might have round the house that might do this?

willow777 Sun 02-Dec-12 17:23:40

I know you said no foodstuffs, but def can't use sugar or dry coffee grounds? Otherwise I guess you could seive and dry some soil from outside

FringeEvent Sun 02-Dec-12 17:30:12

I was going to suggest going outside and rubbing the picture on the house bricks. But I think that might not be the solution you're looking for - do you mean need to only 'rough up' a 1cm square area while leaving the surrounding areas of the picture in original condition?

1978andallthat Sun 02-Dec-12 17:32:17

I need the recipient to e able to run their finger over it and it feel rough. Like a That's Not My... Book. Sand would be perfect but have done and need to do it tonight.

Bamaluz Sun 02-Dec-12 17:50:26

Salt? Or you could make the paper feel rough by rubbing with a wet pencil rubber.

1978andallthat Sun 02-Dec-12 17:53:39

Salt is a good idea actually thank you. I know it's a foodstuff but my concern is not to use stuff that would attract mice.

colditz Sun 02-Dec-12 17:54:33


Blending Sun 02-Dec-12 18:02:30

Any match boxes about?

LiquidLunch Sun 02-Dec-12 18:05:18

Scrunched up, flattened foil?

Any Velcro on anything you can spare?

1978andallthat Sun 02-Dec-12 18:23:33

Oh you are clever. I have matchbox and also have Velcro in sewing basket. THANK YOU!!

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