Faux painted bricks adds a touch of old world charm and livens up any decor.
Adding the faux exposed bricks makes your area even more interesting. This technique can be used on accent walls, decorating a wine cellar, Tuscany style kitchens, fireplace surround or wall, and so much more. There are countless color combinations for bricks, this is just one of them.
I think you will enjoy doing this project, I know I did. Use your imagination!
I cut a stencil of the bricks and applied a base coat of a light tan. When the base dried I stenciled in the bricks using a med golden tan and a deep Terra Cotta color. Create a variation of color with the bricks, each one should have there own personality. I added speckles of a deep brown on each brick with a sea sponge to add texture. The exposed area was drawn in with a brush using the surrounding wall color. The shadows and high lights were applied with a artist bush.
In this picture the light was coming down from the top left, add high lights to the top of the bricks and add shadows to the bottom of the bricks. The same goes for the exposed area around the bricks.
To make the shadows use a dark brown glaze watered down and apply with an artist brush.
High lites were done with white paint.
The surrounding wall was a faux sponge finish. Light tan base with # 1035 glaze.
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