Georgian Decoupage and Wrapping Paper, Christmas Motif
The word decoupage comes from French "decouper", meaning to cut out - and can be described as the art of cutting and pasting cutouts to simulate painting on a wood, metal, or glass surface. Usually after the cutouts have been arranged and pasted, they are then varnished multiple times to create a lacquered effect.
While based on folk eastern traditions, decoupage as a hobby originated in France in the 17th century and was used to decorate bookcases, cabinets, and other pieces of furniture. It spread throughout Europe and became all the rage especially in Italian, French and English Courts. Graceful, charming, and colourful designs, cut from pictures printed expressly for this purpose, were applied to fans, screens, and toilet articles. In the 19th century, peep shows, miniature vistas viewed through a small opening, were constructed of decoupage.
Here presented, 5 sheets of thick and glossy paper for decoupage purposes. In addition these can be used as wrapping papers, some of the most successful and original wrappings we have produced.
5 sheets as here pictured, each measuring 50 x 70cm.