Dash into a new route of paper craft with the popular art of Decoupage with a fun streak into its newest cousin, Decopatch!
“Decoupage” is said to have originated from Eastern Siberia, where cut out, felt figures and designs covered corners, ornaments and items belonging to nomad tombs. It has grown popular at remarkably rapid rates, reaching as distantly as the Far East to the far corners of Europe. The popularity however, meant that the original technique was quickly becoming forever-lost. As such, a new technique was developed by Venetian cabinet-makers and lacquerers (known as ‘depentore’) which allowed them to keep up with the rising fame, particularly amongst women and children.
Pieces of paper, artworks and other pieces of artistry have both benefitted and befallen by being torn (albeit artistically) and stuck against an item of choice.
This Venetian technique has remained prominent today – now, you can enjoy Decoupage with your kids in the form of Decopatch - a colourful and playful way to get involved with this 18th Century art form.
Grab something that needs an artistic spruce-up and get sticking with this Decopatch Paper and put some colour into your gizmos!