Layering Paper & Decoupage
Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing paper cutouts onto it and then covering it with several coats of varnish or lacquer to create a smooth and glossy finish. The word “decoupage” comes from the French word “découper,” which means “to cut out.”
In decoupage, various materials can be used, such as paper, fabric, or even photos, and they are arranged in a design and then adhered to a surface, often a wooden or ceramic object. The surface is then coated with a glue or adhesive and finished with a clear varnish or lacquer to protect the design and create a glossy finish.
Decoupage can be used to decorate a variety of objects, such as boxes, frames, trays, furniture, and more. It is a popular crafting technique and can be done using a variety of styles and materials, making it a versatile and creative art form.