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Decoupage (from French découper, “to cut out”), decorative art form in which paper shapes are glued onto other items and covered with coats of varnish. Used first in 17th-century France to embellish furniture, giving it the appearance and texture of enamel, decoupage became popular throughout Europe. A resurgence of interest occurred in the U.S. in the 1960s.

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