Get ready to take decoupage way beyond its Victorian image. Contemporary decoupage works are made with family photos, magazine clippings, handmade papers, or any other image that strikes the artist’s fancy. Decoupage is a great way to get your cherished memories out of the scrapbook and on display, using them to make over flea-market finds and create one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories for your home.
After a brief history of the art and a review of the fundamental techniques of modern decoupage, author Durwin Rice offers complete instructions for more than 18 unique projects, both simple and more ambitious, from a delicate vase to a dining room table. You can also transform entire rooms by decoupaging doorways, mantels, and even ceilings.
New Decoupage offers a truly fresh take on this traditional craft, demonstrating how a few simple materials–paper, glue, and scissors–will enable you to create stylish home accents that transform your surroundings into works of art.
About Durwin Rice
Durwin Rice is America's foremost practitioner of decoupage. In addition to his decorative pieces, which are sold all over the world, his work includes special commissions for the New York Public Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He lives in Staten Island, New York, where his home is decoupaged from top to bottom.
New Decoupage by Durwin Rice; Photography by George Ross