3 Easy Ways to Fashion Custom Wallpaper- By: Fiona Creech
Wallpaper adds warmth and charm to any room, and you can certainly find a huge variety of wallpapers available for your room design. You can also create custom designs for your wallpaper by applying your own stencils or by creating a custom digital design to give a room unique appeal.
Digital Prints for a One of a Kind Look
With computers becoming easier than ever to use and with digital cameras gaining in popularity, creating your own digital wallpaper is not at all difficult. You can also create custom, digital wallpaper by scanning your favorite picture or by pulling a fun image off of the computer. If you are using the image for personal use, you do not have to worry about copyright issues. If you have a wide format printer, then you can print your own wallpaper, however, most people do not have this type of printer. So you will probably have to take your digital image to a print shop. Before selecting a print shop, make sure that they can print on rolled blank vinyl coated paper, and that they can use UV-curable or solvent based inks. Any print shop that can produce custom wallpaper will be able to print on the vinyl coating with the proper inks that resist fading.
Another way to create a really custom feeling in your room with wallpaper is to stencil your own design right on the wallpaper. There are special wallpapers that are designed to be painted, providing a blank canvas for your own, custom creation. Use a stencil to add a pattern to the wall, or if you are looking for some more subtle effects, you may try some faux painting techniques on the wallpaper. For example, use a sea sponge to add texture to the wall, or try rag rolling the wall to add visual interest. You can even combine a faux painting technique with your stenciled design for a unique and custom look. You can also find the wallpaper itself in different weights and textures, so you can combine that aspect of the wallpaper along with your painting technique to create an interesting effect.
A Wallpaper Mural
If you have always wanted to paint a mural on your wall, you can try painting one on wallpaper. Of course you can paint directly on your wall as well, but the wallpaper, brings texture and dimension to the wall. To paint your mural you do not have to be an artist. Simply find a picture that you like, and then use an overhead projector to display it on the wall. You can make your design larger or smaller by moving the projector farther or nearer to the wall. Then simply trace your picture onto the wall and fill in with paint.
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Fiona Creech writes for Metal-Wall-Art.com and is a specialist in creating unique interiors with car metal wall decor and dragonfly metal wall decor.