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découpage

découpage (dāˌkōpäzhˈ) [key], any process of decorating surfaces in which paper cutouts made of new materials completely cover the surface. These cutouts are attached to the work by pasting or gluing. The simple techniques involved in this form of collage make it an easily accessible art form.

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