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Decoupage is Hot

ABOVE:The floral lameness one finds on a typical decoupage sheet.
BELOW:
Voila! Paris is as ornamental as ever!


So, Zeitgeisters,
you’ve never heard of decoupage? As usual, we turn to the Wikipedia:

Decoupage (or découpage) is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored 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 cutouts 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.

It’s a fantastic craft, and not at all boring. If you want to make it a little more…well, relevant to our modern world, I suggest you forgo pictures of fruit, vegetables and flowers and use pictures of celebs; the Lohans, Hiltons, Ritchies, Millers, Jolies, Pitts, Mosses and Dohertys of Planet Celebrity.

Transform an ordinary armoire, turn a sideboard into an object d’art by pasting on the image of any of the empty-headed poseurs whose visage screams out ‘this is the noughties.’

Sure it’ll be kitsch in ten years, but in another twenty it will be hip-kitsch, give it another ten after that and you’ll have a valuable heirloom you can will it to the grandkids. They’ll stick it in the front room and every time they look at Paris’s smug mug glued to a whatnot, they’ll think of you.

Elevate the Insignificant.

Mr Trivia

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