short acount of history
- With the term découpage, from the French verb découper
= to cut, we mean that particular technique through which items
can be decorated with images cut off from decorated papers,
glued and "verificate" with different kinds of transparent
glues. It is difficult to indicate a precise birth-date of this
particular technique. However, during the XVI century some furniture
and items decorated with cut paper images and lacquered arrived
to Europe from East. This technique was reinvented and during
the XVII century all the European Courts were crazy about every
kind of object decorated with small "silhouette" pictures.
As time goes by furniture, jambs and different objects were
decorated with the decoupage technique, that is with cut pictures
of "ribbons", namely frames, ribbons, bows, putti
and rose windows.