The materials used include a Likto brick stencil, a palette knife, some drywall mud/joint compound, carpenter's wood filler and something to screen onto- in this case 1/2" Gatorfoam. It's a much tougher version of foamcore and correspondingly more expensive. I painted the screen on both sides with shellac because I knew I'd be washing the joint compound off. I should have given it two coats, it has warped slightly and a few small pieces delaminated after repeated washings and screenings.
I mixed a little water into some of the filler, enough to make it squeegee through the screen more easily, yet still stiff enough to hold it's shape .
Screened through using the palette knife.
Wall stacked up and ready to have loopholes drilled.
They'll receive a coat of thinned wood filler to soften the edges and make the bricks merge into the wall visually.
I also started some 'planters' to hold palm trees and cycads. Most of the middle eastern style villages and cities I see on the tables have palms randomly scattered around. I wanted a few to look more integrated into the other architecture. The smaller square ones have a nut or washer glued underneath to give it some weight. The star shaped walls I'm working on are destined to be a fountain.
More to come, thanks for looking.