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Leslie Linsley's découpage : design, create, display
Linsley, Leslie.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Bulfinch Press, [2004]

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200 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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TT870 .L565 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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An introduction to the popular craft of d coupage explains how to transform ordinary objects into treasured works of art for the home, providing step-by-step instructions on how to decorate a wide range of objects, from small boxes to large pieces of furniture, and from flea market finds to attic tr

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Linsley learned how to do decoupage when she was in college, and soon began applying her designs on wooden boxes to make money. Since then, she's sold her work at Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany and Cartier. In this lovely book, she explains decoupage, a "method of decorating an object with paper cutouts alone, usually a three-dimensional object," and accompanies her lessons with copious photographs depicting boxes, cabinets, plates, lamps, tables, benches, flower pots and other items she has decorated. A historical overview of decoupage is followed by a gallery of possible decoupage objects, from yard sale finds to auction winnings. Linsley then goes on to explore where ideas come from, how to approach design and how to display decoupage. The actual "how-to" chapter comes late in the book, but it's well worth the wait: it's here that Linsley offers the nuts and bolts of her art. She reviews all the necessary materials, including various paints, varnishes and brushes, and offers tips on special effects. Linsley is able to show off her vast knowledge of decoupage while still maintaining a simple, understandable voice. (Apr.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal Review

Decoupage, which originated in 18th-century France and literally means "applied cutouts," is deceptively simple; in fact, it takes a steady hand to cut out the intricate details of the paper and a good design sense to apply the patterns in a way that enhances a piece. Linsley (Leslie Linsley's High-Style, Low-Cost Decorating Ideas), whose own d?coupage work has sold at high-end retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, shares many inspiring ideas for using this craft and suggestions on finding pieces to decorate, deciding on a design, and laying out the cutwork. Easy-to-follow instructions lack detailed photographs but do feature advice on handling paper, fabric, pressed flowers, and wallpaper, along with a detailed review of the materials needed as well as instructions for making the author's signature d?coupaged glass plates. A good choice for public libraries whose patrons are interested in craft projects. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.