In New Orleans, we use paper & glue, paper mache, to create elaborate Mardi Gras floats, so why cover our walls with it?
I have recently come across this interesting faux-technique, using tissue paper. Not the Kleenex kind but the gift-wrapping kind.
This application can give a wall great depth of color and an interesting texture. Moreover, it works great on Katrina walls that have become cracked, bumpy or uneven.
The technique is simple:
Buy about 100 sheets of tissue per wall.
Apply wallpaper glue directly onto a portion of the wall.
Place a sheet of tissue onto glue.
Brush out wrinkles, but not all—as this will give the wall part of its texture.
Apply a coat of glue over a portion of the first tissue so you can overlap it with another piece of tissue—this will provide depth.
Paint the wall with colored latex glaze.
Apply a second coat of glaze to increase or decrease the color, for a slight aged effect.
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