Brick Stencil – Jowilna 101

Today I am sharing a quick idea on how you can create a realistic brick wall on your cards, layouts and mixed media projects.

I used this beautiful, brick stencil from Kaisercraft combined with some of my other favourite inks and mediums. Here’s how I created this look.


  • Step 1

    Add a small amount of embossing paste onto a palette.

  • Brick Stencil - Jowilna 101 - Step 1

TIP: Mixing a small amount at a time is best – you can always mix more but when you mix too much you end up wasting.

  • Step 2

    Use a pipette and add 3 drops of All Purpose Ink in the colour Poppy Red. Mix the colour into the embossing paste using your palette knife. Keep on mixing until no white is visible.

  • Brick Stencil - Jowilna 101 - Step 2

  • Step 3

    Position your stencil onto your surface and tack it into place using a piece of painters tape or washi tape. This will prevent the stencil from moving while you are applying the paste. Leave the paste to dry thoroughly.

  • Brick Stencil - Jowilna 101 - Step 3

  • Step 4

    Once the paste is dry it is time to dress up the red to get more of a red brick colour. Use a pipette and add a single drop of All Purpose Ink in Autumn Leaf. Immediately mist the ink with some water to make the ink flow and spread. Add more drops of API ink until you are happy with the look.

  • Brick Stencil - Jowilna 101 - Step 4

Leave the ink to dry and then add your finishing touches to your project.

Use a textured stamp and some VersaFine Gray ink to stamp some texture across the bricks and the background to add to the authenticity. Add walnut ink splats and some embellishments.

Brick Stencil - Jowilna 101 - Dream Big

I worked on a piece of recycled cardboard as part of my Index card a day project.


Post by The Wholesaler’s Designer Jowilna Nolte. We are very proud to introduce you to our first designer, Jowilna Nolte. Jowilna is a true creative and she will be sharing some of her passion and creativity with you.


  1. Ingrid Johannes

    Awesome stuff..sooooo love its

  2. Elsa Barkhuizen

    Stunning than you

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