Dig out the egg cartons
It’s time for the making of the bricks
I tend to use the egg box lid only for bricks though will use any of the box for stone
I layer the paints one after the other (starting with red) not waiting for them to dry as I want them to mix and smudge, and then use pastels for dots of colour and add texture by dragging an old denture brush along we seem to have acquired somewhere!
I’m using up the older, darker brick sheets and bits around and about. You can see here the different colouring to the new.
One of the original brick sheets – individually cut bricks stuck to an old greetings card backing
Using the old, scored and bent to cover the garden twine ridges stuck down round the chimney. This egg box seems to be a green one.
It tailors quite well, allowing darts to be cut and bending obligingly along the twine.
All ridges sort of covered and awaiting the infill of brick work between them
Brick pattern set out between darker ridges. All looks too red to me – will have to do something there!
Some contrast colours added to the extended chimney pots – still look like headless Daleks
Pots balancing in place on their poles (see previous posting) with old, rescued chimney edge from first porch chimney.
Swirl ribs and some bricks looking like a gasometer?
The swirls go into the roof-line of the house too at this point.
Aaaagh! We’ll see what the new bricks look like when grouted. Hopefully they will tone down more than a little. I’ve sealed the surface of them so perhaps I can throw some grout at them later this evening.