I was in Homebase DIY store yesturday and i had a look through the wallpaper section for some textured paper for my curent project, i found that its common to take a sample of the open rolls, so i did like 4 foot sample i came away with some good tile looking paper that i am going to use as floor tiles and another hatch style. There is strips meshy and more to use for floors walls or even whole tables that could be used.
I also checked out the paint area for larger volumes of paint for scenery. rules for this Must be dull finish, no shine at all and ofc non flamable etc. so i find the matt finish, the ones i found were called Calky Flat Matt from wickes, the finish effect was very matt and it mixed well and was dry pretty fast. It also smelt like acrylic art paints i used in collage.
The Wallpaper was free and the 75ml pots were on clearance for 49p each, normally 99p.