This book features 25 handcrafted projects shown in 280 step-by-step photographs. Features: the centuries-old craft of decoupage celebrated in exciting designs and practical projects; complete step-by-step instructions for 25 original projects, from a simple album cover for your photographs to a bright and cheerful kitchen table; an inspirational gallery features classic and innovative examples of decoupage from contemporary artists; a comprehensive guide to the art of decoupage, from cutting intricate paper scraps to applying crackle glaze and sealing the finish with varnish; the definitive modern approach to a traditional craft; and useful advice on preparing surfaces, applying adhesives and enhancing decoupage with decorative backgrounds. The art of applying paper-cuts to a background is a versatile and accessible craft. All you need is a pair of scissors, cut-out pictures, adhesive and a clean background surface. The principles of decoupage are easy to master, and this inspiring new book gives practical advice on all the basic techniques. An introduction details all the materials you will need to produce your own decoupage projects. There are 25 varied and exciting projects to create, including beautiful and functional objects as diverse as a painted chest of drawers decorated with a zebra design, an elegant gilded mirror frame and a headboard for a child's bed. There are traditional designs such as a simple bead tie-back for a stylish curtain, a wastebasket and a Victorian scrap table. Contemporary treatments include a bathroom cabinet with a nautilus design, and a bright kitchen table. With innovative ideas in many styles, this book is both a visual sourcebook and a practical reference guide to a classic craft.