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I have been reading this post form @BigC explaining how he made bricks out of cork and I must say that I love it!

It is easy to cut, although the blades run dull very fast, you can stain the material (I like Dutch red bricks) and it has a nice feel to it.
Does anyone here know how I can seal the bricks and what to use as mortar?
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I would try clear sanding sealer or lacquer on a scrap of cork and then see how joint compound or spackle works with it as a mortar.  I had seen the use of cork for mini bricks somewhere else.  Are you using the really thin cork like I've seen in the scrapbooking sections?

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I used Deft spackle for years, so that's the brand I use for joint compound.  I can't recall the lacquer brand, but it comes in a can with a blue & white label.

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2 hours ago, Elsbeth said:

I really like the look of those! I wonder if mod podge would work for sealing? 

After all the posts about MP "drying" tacky I wouldn't think so.

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I love Mod Podge dimensional magic - it dries hard. But it's glossy.

They make an outdoor sealer too - that might be worth a shot. I have never had the tacky dry issues - if I use thin coats. I have had the tackiness when I went too thick with regular mod podge.

Dimensional Magic by mod podge always dries hard for me no matter what the thickness. Love the shine. Self leveling too.

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