Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tissue Paper Walls.

I was alone one. whole. weekend. So to keep myself busy, i tackled a project that I learned in OHIO.
The walls of our bathroom were "textured" awfully. i could not tell if they meant to "texture" of if plaster just happened to drip on the walls.

I wish I would have taken pictures but when i visited Aunt Denise in Ohio, she had really cool textured walls that she did her self. Come to find out, it was tissue paper! First, I thought about where I could do that in my house. Then, off to the internet I went. I found a cheapppp tutorial. Most of tutorials I found said to use wallpaper glue which is probably a good idea but I did not have any so I kept looking. Finally, I found two that used a mixture of 1 cup water to 1/3 cup Elmer's Glue! I doubled the recipe and it was more than enough.

I used white tissue paper because the wall was going to be white anyways.
You crumble the paper...
Then you "paint" the glue mixture on the wall in a small section that is just larger than the tissue.
Once that is up, straighten out the paper with your hand. It will stick to the wall.
Then dip your paint brush in the glue and "paint" over the paper. 
You can control how much texture shows at this step.
Let it dry for a few hours. You can go back and paint glue over any sections that need more adhesion.
One thing I had trouble with was the overlapping. Where it overlapped, it looked like a darker color. 
To remedy this, I painted (really painted) a basic white over the entire surfaces the next day and that did the trick. These pictures are not too great, but you can get the idea.
Of course I realized when I began this project that no one would probably notice the difference except me...and i was right, Neil did not notice.
But its ok, I love it!
Thanks for the inspiration Aunt Denise!


  1. Yes, I can see the texture on the walls. It looks great to me !

  2. That turned out great, Margo! If you ever have another weekend free, I have a bathroom in dire need ;)

  3. I see you did not tear the edges. Can you tell where the straight part is from the tissue paper is after you painted it?