A while ago we where making the stage dressing for the production of "der Sandmann" which was mostly built up of books. Thousands of them. We sprayed them in a greyish, dusty colour and screwed them onto the stagefloor and into heaps. It broke my heart to kill all those poor, poor books. (I sneaked out a few, though.) The pattern on wallpapers (actually, it is canvas, not paper) were stencilled on. Took us about a week.
Overall this is one of the stage dressings I really liked. To bad that I never saw the play on stage when it was still performed and now it's too late.