Demystifying Decoupage

Hello every one! If you are a person who loves to design interiors for home or is interested in exclusive home décor items ,then you would surely like to know about the latest craze – and that is ‘’Decoupage home décor and gift items”

Now, what is Decoupage? Well, the word originates from the French word ‘decouper’ which literally means to ‘’cut-outs”. It is not as simple as it sounds though. This is an ancient art started by the Siberian nomadic tribes for tomb paintings. Then the art came to China in form of lantern decoupage in the 12th century and it was in the 17th century, that decoupage found its way in the French and British royal courts of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Under their patronage Decoupage art became very popular and was widely used in home décor items and furniture. Today, again this form of art has been revived by using better and more elaborate range of materials.

Let me explain you a little about what goes into making of an exclusive ‘decoupage’ item. Decoupage is the skilled process of cutting and pasting paper with deft fingers using a special adhesive on the object. It is no ordinary paper that is used here, especially ordered and manufactured rice paper, decoupage paper, tissue paper ,card stock paper are used . Then, several coats of lacquer using with special technique are applied repeatedly over a period of time to cure it. The process also involves various techniques and treatments like hand painting, stenciling, sketching, sea sponge painting, stamping etc…The final end product will seem to be an object that has been hand painted with precision and looks totally beautiful!

The good thing about this art is also in the fact that it can be done on a variety of surfaces like glass, wood, plastic, canvas, tin, candle etc. A person buying ‘decoupage ‘products, is actually investing in a piece of ‘ancient art ‘which is exquisite and laboriously crafted and meant to be treasured!

Am sure you have an eye for aesthetics and would love to be a part of the decoupage heritage-so share it, buy one today!!

This post was contributed by Vinita Bajla.

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