Chic Boutique of Home Goods and Gifts with Beautiful Découpage Glassware
& why it made the Carpe City list
CBS Sunday Morning did a nice segment on Derian:
Decoupage is an artistic method that entails gluing paper cutouts onto a surface and sealing them with a varnish. Artists also include other elements like paint or gold leaves in their designs. The process traditionally includes 30 to 40 layers of varnish followed by sanding to create a polished finish. The word decoupage comes from the French “decouper,” which means to cut out or cut from. The technique is thought to have originated in Siberia, where tribes used cutouts to decorate tombs. Via trade and travel, it spread to China and throughout Europe, where it began to be used on other items like lanterns, boxes, and windows.
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