Sommer, who has written an adult book on decoupage, describes the traditional process here (at least 20 coats of varnish...

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DESIGNING WITH CUTOUTS: The Art of Decoupage

Sommer, who has written an adult book on decoupage, describes the traditional process here (at least 20 coats of varnish must be applied with 12 to 24-hour intervals between each coat) but suggests that young craftsmen use two or three coats of spray-on polymer instead. Also she broadens the paper cutout concept to include montage and collage techniques and materials such as shells and dried flowers. Other departures are the fish-shaped cork plaque covered with cut postage stamps and an egg to which clear glass beads are applied (for a mosaic effect) over the colored paper design. The projects include a pop bottle vase, a table top screen, and the usual craft book assortment of pendants, place mats and napkin rings. Pictured examples stick to the flowery style of traditional decoupage though there is no reason why modern designs cannot be used as well. Sommer's realistically simplified treatment will serve younger craftsmen attracted by the current popularity of decoupage.

Pub Date: March 28, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973