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Brown paper bags torn and crumpled then wallpaper pasted to the wall. Once dry stained slightly then polyurethane sealed. This is in my bathroom. Moisture proof. Looks and feels like leather.

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How to Create a Faux Leather Finish Using Brown Paper

how to create a faux leather finish using brown paper, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, And there you have it A faux leather finish that is simple and inexpensive to create I hope you found this tutorial useful and informative Note the finish on this piece was created using Raw Umber acrylic craft paint Good luck

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Paper 'Plique, commonly known as tissue paper walls, torn paper or elephant skin finish. paper 'plique n. Art Effects' faux finishing technique, [coined from "applied paper"] v. to apply a type of paper to a wall with the intent of finishing it with a glazing process. [syn. tissue paper wall, elephant skin finish, faux leather, faux gold leaf]

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These were the table decorations at the Life Extraordinary Women's Conference. They were a huge hit. Beautiful.

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