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Friday, July 26, 2013

Dusty Attic Brick Wall TUTORIAL


Here is a little tutorial (and a sneak of my next layout)...



STEP 1 - I started off by painting the chipboard bricks with sunburnt orange and bisque Dusty Attic paint - trying to avoid the casing so they wouldn't get stuck in there. Then, I added some dark brown ink on top.

STEP 2 - I used snow writer  (by Deco Art) and randomly semeared it on - again trying to avoid the casing so they wouldn't get stuck in there.

STEP 3 - I went over all of it with light brown ink to blend the colours.

STEP 4 - I whitewashed it all with watered down gesso to give it a soft aged effect to suit my whitewashed project. NOTE: Omit this step if you are using on a darker layout.

STEP 5 - I added some of the bricks to my project and filled the spaces with the snow writer (easy to do since it has a really fine tip). Alternatively, you could slather on any paste of your choice and then set the bricks into it (but it's not a precise application that way). TIP: Use a toothpick to flatten in the groves a bit.

 I will be back soon with the new layout and a challenge/contest (with a PRIZE of course :)

6 comments:

Ava Gavloski said...

great tutorial on how to get the look, appreciated

MichelleMc said...

Oh wow your brickwork looks amazing! Love it- can't wait to see the rest of the page. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'll have to give it a try.

KellyCreates said...

Looks awesome Vicky! Love the combo of techniques to get these looking like real bricks!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool work thanks for showwing how!

Sandie Edwards said...

Like this so much, wonderful!

Eila Sandberg said...

Sure did go outside your comfy zone! this looks fab! thanks for the tut darling! Are you back from your vacay yet? know that July and August are hectic for you with the kids and all. xoxoxox