Decoupage Definition

decoupaged, decoupaging
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.
Webster's New World
Work done by decoupage.
Webster's New World
A creation produced by this technique.
American Heritage
To decorate by using decoupage.
Webster's New World

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)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French découpage, from découper (“to cut up”).

    From Wiktionary

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