Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Bromley Craft Products

Woo! Here is my stuff from Bromley Craft Products! You can see that I have two bags of brick compound, a tin of matt varnish and the stencil. The stencil is typical for an Edwardian house facade so I am really looking forward to getting started. They were bought for me by my lovely parents-in-law, Aly and Neil, for my birthday. I actually can't wait to get it done because Neil (or Nelly as we fondly call him) does not 'get' my interest in dolls houses. If I'm honest, I can't understand his collection of 50+ Monopoly boards so it works both ways! (I hope he reads this at some point hehe!)

Anyways, I am very happy with the stuff that I got although there's some other little bits and pieces that I need before I can get started. If I'm honest, I didn't see any mention of the extra things on the website, only when I got the instructions with my items. I need to buy some adhesive re-positioning spray for the stencil, which I can get from their website. I also need some matt emulsion paint to put down as a basecoat (I'm guessing, anyway!) before I start with the brick compound. If anyone has done this before, I'd love a tip or two regarding this!

When I am ready to start I will put up a step by step guide so if there's anyone out there who's interested in doing it, I can hopefully give you a few ideas.


You can find the link for Bromley Craft Products above. They have some lovely things and it's free delivery when you spend £30.00 or more.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Hubby uses these all the time, If we can give any advice just shout. I will do a longer comment for you when he gets home from work and I have picked his brains. Yes, do paint the MDF first to give a background grout colour
    Julia xx

  2. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with this Jess. Some people find it really easy to use, and others find it quite difficult. Having never used it myself I can't give any advice. xx

  3. Thank you both very much for the comments. Julia, that's great thank you. :) I can't wait to get started! X

  4. I picked Hubby's brains and here are his tips. Paint your base with the emulsion and leave it to dry overnight. Mix the compound into a paste, (the thicker the easier it is to spread)spray the re-positionable spray on the MDF not the stencil. (You can get spray from hobbeycraft) To get the 'brick effect', dab the compound with the tip of the brush to stipple it. Wash and dry the stencil in between each application. Phew.. hope this helps, have fun :)
    Julia xxx

  5. Thanks Julia,

    That really helps! You're a star :D xxx