Saturday, 13 February 2016

Create A Realistic Brick Wall (On Your Cards)

Hey there, crafters! I have been dying to create a card like the one I am sharing with you today. Not only did I want to give my embossing paste something to do again, I wanted to tint it a bit for an even greater effect.

I started out by applying the paste through my MFT stencil, and then I set the card base aside to dry. It takes about half an hour to an hour before the paste is dry enough to distress without smearing it, so I set out to create my florals in the meantime.

I stamped the  Doodle Buds by Wplus9 on watercolor paper and colored them with a variety of markers: ZIG Art & Graphic, Distress Markers, and Stabilo Markers. Since they are all water based, they work together nicely. After I had dried the flowers with my heat gun, I used the matching dies to cut them out. I added a few highlights with a white gel pen and my Stardust pen after adhering them to the frame.

Before I adhered the flowers and the frame, I placed my stencil back on the now dried surface and grabbed a few Distress Inks. Very carefully, I sponged on some color to create the look of bricks, but without getting ink on the actual card base. It looks fantastic from the side because you can still see that the bricks are white underneath the thin layer of color.

Of course I only thought about the sentiment when it was almost too late and I decided to take a risk and stamp on top of the embossing paste. Could have ruined the entire project, but you know me – if it doesn't get my adrenaline level to rise, it ain't worth it ;)

Hope you enjoyed today's project and got inspired to color dried embossing paste. It's fun!


  1. A very effective design-lovely ! Must try embossing paste-looks like fun!

  2. Fabulous..the colours of the flowers against the brick looks great. Fabulous technique too x


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