Brick... let's give it a try10:18:00
For the exterior of the house I want to do something with brick. With that in mind I went to a local craftshop for painters. I needed a light material, thin, because I don't want a visible thick layer of 'something' on the outside.
I found cork! And I love it. It's 1 mm thick and can be cut with a scissors or knife. With a couple sheets of cork and three different 'brick' colours of paint I left the shop.
At home I could not wait to start with a test piece. First, I coloured the cork with paint. For my test piece I used only one colour. After it was dried I cut little pieces of 2 by 0.5 cm. For the grout I used grey pre-coloured filler which you use to fill up holes in e.g. walls. I applied a medium layer of filler onto the MDF and put the cork brick on top of it, piece by piece. I gave every brick a little push, so the filler comes up and the brick get surrounded by the 'grout'. After the filler dried it works as glue to the cork, I can't get it off. Perfect!
Please see the pictures below for a little step-by-step version. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I'll reply to it.