Tissue paper is my money finish. It has been for the last 3 years. I have found that the tissue paper is very versatile and pleasing to a large group of my clientele. Using any range of colors, I can achieve an organic type of texture using earth tones ranging all the way up to a modern contemporary look. This finish is great out of the box but also ideal for walls that are not smooth. It hides imperfections in sheet rock and is cost-effective, allowing it to be offered to a larger audience. These are just a few reasons why I enjoy this technique.
Any latex paint, preferably a matte or eggshell finish
Activator Solution – Blue Patina
Step 1: Base coat wall with latex paint. In this case I used a dark color: Ben Moore AF-174
Step 2: Begin applying tissue to wet paint areas. Be sure to tear edges creating organic shapes. Working quickly as to not let the paint dry.
Step 3: Roll over the applied tissue paper taking care not to over saturate it. If over saturated the tissue could become gummy.
Step 4: Using Modern Masters Metal Effects Paints we will begin applying on dried tissue using a brush. Here I am using Copper and Rich Gold.
Step 5: Using a sea sponge blend the two colors together while wet. 80 percent coverage of the surface is desirable.
Step 6: Let the entire surface dry before moving onto the next step.
Step 7: Begin spraying the Modern Masters Activator on the surface. Use a sea sponge to gently distribute over the entire area. Be sure to keep a look out for any drips.