Paper 'Plique, commonly known as tissue paper walls,
torn paper or elephant skin finish.
Sometime ago I saw an awesome wall, and like many times before,
I set out to duplicate it. After a while I started hearing
about a technique referred to as "tissue paper wall".
Somehow I just thought there had to be a
technical or at least a more creative name
for this process so I set out across the internet searching
for the appropriate term. Well as to date no one
seems to have come up with anything better then Paper 'Plique.
This term was coined by Jonathan Talbot
I found him in my search under collage artists.
I was just looking for anyone familiar with sticking
or gluing paper to anything. I told him of my quest for a name,
and after some thought he came up with Paper 'Plique
with a little french accent.
Sort of a take off "Paper Applique", meaning applied paper.
So for now at least I call it "Paper 'Plique".
The following is detailed instructions on the technique
we use to create this fabulous finish.
There are several other methods,
but we find this one to be the easiest.
Although some faux finishers choose to paint their
paper before installing it, I enjoy the
look of painting or glazing the paper after installation.
The following pages will take you through detailed instructions
which include color suggestions.