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Brick surface rendered with Proceed Rough Regular Texture


A Realistic Brick Surface

By Suzanne Meyer -  
A charming, historical building in New Jersey is the place where you can find some of the world's finest Cabernet Sauvignons , Merlots and Chardonnays. It's also the place where you'll find the work of accomplished Decorative Painter, Erin Minio. 
The wine and liquor shop caters to an upscale clientele and this project had to look high-end, inviting and yet reflect the historical aesthetics of the building. 
Erin used only Proceed by Golden products for the project and she shared her process with us. The project had two separate elements, the bricks and a relief of the store's logo. She chose to use Proceed Rough Regular Texture because it can create a 3-D like effect, perfect to create both the bricks and the logo.  
The Bricks 
To prepare the surface, Erin troweled a layer of Proceed Rough Regular Texture over the entire surface and let it dry. She needed the middle space for the logo to be empty so she troweled a second coat of Rough Regular Texture around the outside perimeter only. She then rolled a coat of Full Bodied Glaze, tinted with Raw Umber and used cheesecloth to mottle the surface. Once the coat of glaze dried, she used 3/8" tape to create a brick pattern. 
To create the bricks, she used Rough Regular Texture and troweled it between the tape lines to create the bricks. She also used a small spatula to smooth the texture between the tape lines. She then randomly added some Proceed Rough Irregular Texture to the bricks and spread it into the Brick with a small spatula. Once the bricks were formed and had the texture she wanted, she pulled off the painter's tape and let it dry.  
The Logo  
Erin placed a stencil of the logo in the middle of the surface and used Rough Regular Texture troweled through the cuts of the stencil to create the logo. Proceed Slow Drying Fluid Acrylics were used to color the lettering. She then used Proceed Full Bodied Glaze and created three separate glaze mixtures tinted with raw umber, burnt umber and burnt sienna to color the bricks. She used a chip brush, cheese cloth and a tiny brush to apply and mottle the colors.  
Erin earned a degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and worked in commercial design for many years. She studied decorative painting and faux finishing under Dean Sickler at Dundean Studios and has owned her painting business for several years. She enjoys using Proceed by Golden products because they are versatile and easy to use. To learn more about Erin or to contact her, please visit her website: 
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Proceed Full Bodied Glaze 
Proceed Slow Drying Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Magenta, VanDyke Brown Hue, Terre Verte Green Hue, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber


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