Decoupage Under Glass with Fran Phillips

Decoupage has come a long way since its debut decorating Florentine furniture over 300 years ago.  We’ll be working under glass which eliminates the need for multiple coats of varnish and gives us the jewel-like depth of colored enamels.

Think decorative plates, paperweights, even brooches.  We’ll cover what works, what doesn’t, and why.  From tissue paper to glitter and gold leaf, magazine illustrations to your own drawings, decoupage gives wings to your imagination.

All materials are provided, and you may bring any images to use that inspire you.

Maximum class size: 8

Frances E. Phillips is the Phillips half of Mulligan & Phillips, Decorative Painters, Bloomfield, New Jersey, and is an adjunct art professor at Seton Hall University; long interested in American folk art and decorative arts, she teaches such skills as tramp art, bandboxes, vinegar graining, gilding, and tinsel painting. She has taught at the American Museum of Folk Art in New York City, at the Queens Museum of Art, and at historical and crafts organizations. Her work has been shown in Country Living and Today’s Homeowner.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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