Shrimp wallpaper may not sound very interesting but it is quite easy to create. It is a very versatile and cheap way to decorate your walls. You can have shrimp wallpaper on any wall in your home but it is probably the most popular wall hangings in the kitchen. It's quite easy to create and if you are artistic you could even do it yourself. If not then why not pay someone else to do it for you?
To create your own masterpiece of shrimp wallpaper you must first gather all the required materials. These would be the shrimp, the paper, an iron or flat iron, stencils, a knife, paint brush and some sand paper. First you must take the shrimp and place them face down over the stencil you have made. The idea is to give them a blended look by giving them the similar shape and size as their natural habitat.
Second you need to fold the paper into half-inch pieces and lay these on the shrimp. Using the flat iron, press them firmly against the shrimp. This causes the paper to cling onto the shrimp. This process causes the paper to get crumpled at the edges.
Thirdly you should carefully remove the top layer of paper from the shrimp. You can use your hands, or a damp cloth. Rub this area vigorously. Do not use too much pressure as you do not want the shrimp to be uncooperative. After rubbing this area you should leave a little bit of paper behind.
Fourthly you should add another coat of paint to the shrimp and let it dry for a day before using. This process will allow the paint to last longer. Also be careful not to let any water stand near the shrimp as this could cause damage.
Fifthly you should repeat the previous step but this time coat the entire shrimp with the same colors. Make sure you have painted all of the areas that were not already covered. You would be surprised how well the painting comes out. And just to be sure you would not go wrong in any areas. A small test would be to cut a small piece of the wallpaper and see if the pattern is still readable.
Lastly, paint each side of the shrimp a different color. Use a darker or lighter color depending on what the shrimp is currently painted. Also be careful not to paint over the lighter colors. For a fun touch you can even put foil on the outside of the shrimp to make it easier to see. This way you can make sure the patterns and designs are in order.
These are five quick and easy steps that you can follow to make your own homemade shrimp wallpaper. There are many things you can do to customize these shrimp wallpapering ideas. The choice is up to you. If you are a lover of shrimp you will find that these tips will make creating your own wallpaper fun and easy.
Start by measuring your shrimp and getting an approximate size. Now cut strips of paper that are one inch by two inches wide. You could use old cereal boxes for this part of the project. You could also get creative and use cork boards, construction paper or old newspaper. There are plenty of other materials you could use for this project.
The next step is to lay your strips of paper flat. You should leave a little space between them so that the paper doesn't stick to each other. Now lay your shrimp on top of your paper. Be sure that they are straight and you don't want their claws to be out of position. You could use glue or tape to hold them in place.
After all of your shrimp are in place you can now turn on the hot iron. When the paper comes out you would have made a grid. Using the grid make four to six equal layers of shrimp wallpaper. Next you would want to take all of your remaining paper and create smaller squares of the same shrimp wallpaper.
Now you will have a beautiful border of shrimp wallpaper to use throughout your home. If you find that it's difficult to create your own designs then there are a number of companies that sell shrimp wallpaper that you can purchase. You would have to carefully consider the designs and look at the colors in order to find ones that would go with your current decorations.