Decoupage meaning

dā'ko͝o-päzh'
Decoupage is defined as to decorate the surface of something with paper and then lacquer the paper on.

When you cover an old dresser with vintage maps and then lacquer over the maps to create a finished product, this is an example of decoupage.

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The technique of decorating a surface with cutouts, as of paper.
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A creation produced by this technique.
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The art of cutting out designs or illustrations from paper, foil, etc., mounting them decoratively on a surface, and applying several coats of varnish or lacquer.
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Work done by decoupage.
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To decorate by using decoupage.
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An art technique in which paper cut outs (either from magazines etc or specially made) are glued onto the surface of an object and sometimes painted or decorated.
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An artwork made by this technique.
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To perform or use the art technique of decoupage.
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Origin of decoupage

French découpage from découper to cut up or out from Old French descolper des- de- colper to cut (from colp stroke coup)