Faux Wall Made Real Easy
I like tricking the mind. Working with different types of mediums. Theses are thin sheets of foam that came with our entertainment unit. They were in between the glass shelves.
Step 1: Some of the foam is more packed together. I used Gesso, so the paint has a bite on the foam. Rip the foam - it does not matter which way, just go with it.
Step 2: Paint on Gesso. Let it completely dry. Then, choose the size of your brick.
Step 3: I used Americana paints, burnt umber, gray, and sienna. I used foam brushes to get into the indentations and a wooden spoon to make the dents.
Step 4 : This is the bigger piece, but you have the general idea. Now paint away!
Step 5: Here it is after I cut it and matched it on the wall. You'll have 2 halves. I held it up with straight pins.
Step 6: Here's the small one. I ripped it whichever way it went, made the blocks and then painted it. Use light and dark colors to give it that 3 dimensional look.
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Published November 1st, 2016 1:08 AM
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Rose Maloney on Dec 15, 2018
This would be awesome done in a more freeform cobblestone look too. I'm going to build a faux fireplace for the holidays...and maybe a torture chamber for halloween next year. the possibilities are endless!
Lucy Marie Bernier on Dec 15, 2018
The styrofoam I used for my walls. Came from my Entertainment unit. That foam was in between the glass panels.
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