At the top of the page is Friday's 5/12 Progress on the Catwall.
To eliminate the propogating/radiating folds, we've done something different.
We prewrapped the cat, and then cut an outline around it in a pristine piece of paper.
Pros: Looks pretty much like what (I think) was described to me; a cleaner central panel of wallpaper covering the cat with the cat form bulging out of it, with the tail end at the right edge of the paper.
There are still small buckles/bubbles underneath the main central section of paper. Nowhere near the imperfections from previous tests (and most could be finessed a bit) but still, it doesn't lay down 100% absolutely flat.
Also: with this method, there is no 100% continuation of any line from top to bottom. Lining up some will cause other to go out of alignment. Which ones are "out of whack" change, depending on your angle of view.
Are we now only seeing this in close-up, that is, only living on the 4x4 section, framed tight enough tso as to preclude seeing that the wall secton does not continue?
If the answer is "No, we'll insert the plug in the wall and see it all in a wider shot" then Doug will probably have seam and alignment issues far larger than I'm currently pulling my hair out about.
A possible solution would be to dress it all into the big wall, and not cutting the paper at the edges of the plug and starting up again with another piece of paper on the big wall.
Other question: The wall paper is NOT "palindromic", that is, each sheet has a dark green edge on the right, and a light green edge on the left, and this reverses if you turn it upside down. So, we need to know: Which way are you going to be hanging the paper in the room? Darker stripe rightmost, or light stripe rightmost?
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Last updated: 5/12/06