Brick Wall Banner
August 15, 2014
Hello! Raechelle here to share a banner I created using the 5 piece banner and the 6" Brick Wall stencil.
I found some Martha Stewart texutred paste at my local craft store and thought that it would be perfect to use with the brick wall stencil.
I applied the texture paste to the banner piece using my fingers so I could hold the stencil down adequately as I was applying it. I think this also created a more uneven texture and better represents the imperfections of a brick wall. Everything washed off pretty well.
Once dry (I let it sit about 24 hours), I used one end of a foam brush and dabbed a light coat of a cream paint atop each brick, not worrying to much about missing a few areas. I then added just a tad of a copper color using the other end of the brush and very lightly dabbed it over most of the raised brick areas. I applied the cream paint over the top of a few areas that were too coppery to give it more of a uniform, yet slightly aged appearance. I found that by using just a tiny tad of paint and some patience, that the paint would not fall down through the cracks and fill in the clear spaces. It did in a few areas, but it wasn't the look I was aiming to acheive. The end look is subtle, but overall is a big difference once you see the white areas.
I then added a few die cuts and other goodies. Here is the finished banner:
Each separate piece:
I hope you've been inspired to get a little messy next time you pull out your Clear Scraps products!
Clear Scraps 5 piece banner
Clear Scraps 6" Brick Wall stencil
Paper, die cuts and stickers: Kaisercraft
twine: Papertrey ink
Love it! That brick texture is perfect for a banner, glad you shared.
Posted by: Dawnll | August 15, 2014 at 01:12 PM
This really speaks to me - I will be making something very similar! Thanks for the inspiration!
Posted by: Liza Sivek | August 15, 2014 at 04:58 PM