Mini Believe It or Not

Using only Drywall Compound, Bernie Mitchell creates 3D murals directly onto a house’s walls.

  • Bernie Mitchell is a drywall contractor based in Ontario
  • He started experimenting with drywall art in the 1990s
  • At first, he just created unique textures and patterns on the walls
  • Now, he creates detailed wildlife murals out of drywall compound
  • Drywall compound is a mud-like substance generally used to create a seamless base for paint on interior walls.
  • The finished product is a permanent piece of drywall art that comes right out of the wall!

For more on Bernie’s art, visit his website and Facebook page.








“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.