Decoupage is defined as to decorate the surface of something with paper and then lacquer the paper on.(verb)
When you cover an old dresser with vintage maps and then lacquer over the maps to create a finished product, this is an example ofdecoupage.
See decoupage in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr découpage < découper, to cut out < dé-, de- + couper, to cut < coup: see coup
See decoupage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French découpage
Origin: , from découper, to cut up or out
Origin: , from Old French descolper
Origin: : des-, de-
Origin: + colper, to cut (from colp, stroke; see coup).
decoupage wall plaque
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