Faux Wall Made Real Easy

Lucy Marie Bernier
by Lucy Marie Bernier
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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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  • Janet636 Janet636 on Nov 02, 2016
    what kid of paint did you use , some paint eats up foam

  • Penny Eckert Durrett Penny Eckert Durrett on Nov 03, 2016
    how did you get the lines to look like bricks? Not sure what gesso is.

  • Bonnie Rollins Bonnie Rollins on Aug 13, 2017
    What did you use to secure it to the wall? A glue of some kind? Does it need a sealer on it to protect it from water if i want to do this by sink area?

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  • Rose Maloney 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 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.