Create a wabi-sabi inspired art piece using simple materials.

You will need:

A large piece of polystyrene
Sticky back plastic
Tissue paper
PVA glue
Paint - white and beige for a faux limewash effect


  1. Select your chosen polystyrene piece. (I got mine from a delivery package. Most DIY stores will sell pieces too!)
  2. Attach a layer of sticky back plastic to the polystyrene (any basic sticky-back plastic will do). This allow for a better effect when the tissue paper is applied.
  3. Smooth on PV glue and build layers of tissue paper to your desired texture.
  4. Allow to dry.
  5. Create a faux limewash effect by bending your chosen colour paints.
  6. When dry, attach hooks to the back and style on your wall.


Be careful not tear the tissue paper when applying the paint.

Allow plenty of drying time.

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