Decoupage Debate

Some of you might get a bit hot under the collar with this next segment!

I have to be honest this is one paper craft that I just don’t get. I can appreciate the work that goes in and I know many people derive a lot of pleasure from it. But in the end, I keep coming back to the question … WHY BOTHER?

I can see with traditional 3D techniques where you – as a crafter – get to choose which elements to cut out and layer. But the advent of step-by-step decoupage and die-cut project sheets means that any real creativity is lost.

I also really don’t understand how a certain leading crafter can say that decoupage is a hot trend. It may sell on tv shopping channels – but it is not a hot trend. It is a craft that has been hanging around for a long time and the buyers for the shopping channels can pick up the materials cheaply from Holland.

If you enjoy decoupage – great. You should only ever do crafts that you enjoy but sorry, I won’t be joining in!

What do you think? Why not post a comment ?

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Published in: on March 16, 2008 at 12:02 am  Comments (14)  
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