Saturday, February 12, 2011

Decoupage








The word "decoupage" comes from the French "couper" meaning "to cut". Decoupage is the art of permanently decorating surfaces with paper cutouts. The cutouts are glued to the surface and then several coats of varnish, lacquer, glaze or clear-drying glue are applied to give a lacquered finish.





Decoupage has a long and fascinating history that can be traced back to a variety of styles from many distant countries. Over the centuries it boasts many famous practitioners including Marie Antoinette, Madame de Pompadour, Lord Byron, Beau Brummel and more recently, Matisse and Picasso.

As far back as the 12th century, Chinese peasants were creating paper cutouts in vivid colors to decorate windows, lanterns, gift boxes and other objects



This is done on an aluminium container.



Decoupage ideas are virtually endless but most common are: furniture; wooden boxes and trays of all size and shape; clear glass objects such as plates, platters, bowls, vases, candle holders and paperweights; metal trays and boxes; clay pots; and of course, wall art.

Hope you all liked this post and the info on decoupage.



12 comments:

  1. Really such neat work. You have done a great job.

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  2. Hello Anandhi, i really like your work. It is superb... Thanks for sharing... :-)

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  3. Hey, really nice specially the aluminium one...

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  4. Great job!! Excellent works..

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  5. very nice work and thanks anandhi for the information i learned meaning of decoupage firstly from you

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  7. Hi,
    Wonderful!! The decoupage is really amazing!! I am ur blogger friend!! :)
    Cheers
    Suprene

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  8. Hi,Andhi,

    Amma told me about your blog. It's wonderful ! Keep it up!
    Jayanti Raghu

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  9. wonderful......thanks for sharing...

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