I used modeling paste on my brick mask. Using a small paint spatula or plastic card I applied the paste on half of the mask, then carefully lifted the mask and applied to the other side, so it went across the whole page. I left out a few bricks too. After the paste dried, I squeezed small amounts ofTim Holtz Distress Stain on my craft sheet. I used Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap,Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo and Old Paper. With a Paint Brush I lightly colored the bricks. You don't need very much to stain these and they blend together just as you see them. I used a heat gun to dry them, they didn't seem to dry good on their own. I also alcohol inked the Prima resin window and the pin top. The blue flower was made with a Spellbinder die, Spiral Blossom One (Love this die!), the doily from a Cheery Lynn die and the banners are from Tim Holtz Sizzix. I also painted the bird and birdcage with Tim Holtz Crackle paint. My crackle paint is always drying up, whether because it's really really dry here or I just don't use it fast enough. So now I just buy white (Picket Fence) and color it with Distress Stain. I don't use much stain, the more you use, the thinner the paint, which I find doesn't crackle as much so put it on thicker.
When we were in Victoria, B.C. in July, we went to see this castle. It was originally a private residence and now is a college. We weren't able to go inside, there were classes going on, but the outside gardens were incredible. I want to take a course just so I can see the inside and enjoy the gardens!
Have a great day!