The Decoupage Gallery: A Collection of over 450 Color and 550 Black-and-White Design Motifsby Gail Cooper, Dee Davis
Aptly called "painting with scissors," decoupage is the art of decorating a surface with cut-out paper images, as beautifully documented in this overflowing archive of popular decoupage subjects.
The book opens with a brief history of the craft and provides concise instructions for cutting out motifs, coloring black-and-white prints, preparing surfaces, gluing, varnishing, and sanding. Then a dazzling collection of more than a thousand prints provides animals, bows and ribbons, cherubs and cupids, flowers, fruits, and vegetables, shells and marine life, sporting images, and numerous borders and background patterns. The color pages are printed on one side so that all of the images can be used; because they can be photocopied easily, the black-and-white pages are printed on both sides.
About The Author
Dee Davis has examples of her decoupage work in many public and private collections, including the Museum of the City of New York. She has taught at Pratt Institute and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, both located in her home city, New York. Gail B. Cooper is a former teacher, an avid collector of antique prints and decorative papers, and an accomplished decoupage artist who is also based in New York.
- Crown Publishing Group
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- 8.52(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.54(d)
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¿The Decoupage Gallery¿ is the perfect title for a book that contains a vast array of prints and ideas. The variety and range of these 1000 color and black and white prints extend from antique cigar labels to victorian scrap, from oriental themes to cupids, bows and more. And to top it off, there is an excellent selection of borders! But what I really appreciated was the fact that they are printed on one side of the page for easy copying. I have used the prints for the following crafts: · decoupage · collage · even in my scrapbooking projects! And for those of you who need inspiration, the book includes numerous techniques, instructions and some wonderfully creative projects that use the prints in this book. I think this is a really great book for everyone, no matter what your skill or which paper art you work in. You can definitely get a lot out of it. Thanks Dee!!