Decoupage dates back to 12th century, but flourished in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries due to the high demand for artist decorated furniture. Not everybody could afford hand painted furniture, walls and ceiling which lead to the cheaper and more accessible art form of decoupage.
So why not make your own? There are plenty of royalty free sources of vintage botanical, animals, sea life and more available for download and print.
- glass dish plates: find them in thrift or craft stores.
- paper: photocopies (work well), wrapping paper, newspaper. Make sure the surface is not glossy
- white glue