What is Decoupage / How to Decoupage?

Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cut outs onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf etc.

Commonly an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cut outs from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers. Each layer is sealed with varnishes (often multiple coats) until the "stuck on" appearance disappears and the result looks like painting or inlay work.

The traditional technique used 30-40 layers of varnish which were then sanded to a polished finish. This was known in 18th century England as The Art of Japanning after its presumed origins.

Stunning Stuff provides a wide variety of Decoupage Blanks and Shapes.  Give us a call on 071 320 3363 or complete your details on the Contact Us form with your requirements.