Decoupage is one of the most popular papercrafts that has re-emerged recently. It is a traditional craft that is extremely popular in the US and is growing in popularity in the UK as a result of the trend for upcycling, altered art, etc. It has been given a complete facelift by the appearance on the market of some fabulous papers, adhesives and finishing products from companies such as Decopatch and DecoArt. It involves gluing papers on to everyday objects to give them a completely new and exciting look. It works on all surfaces, including card, metal, wood, plastic and glass, and is hugely versatile in terms of the looks that can be achieved, and the kinds of items you can transform.
Louise Crosbie has a Facebook page called Zuzu's petals altered art, which currently has 747 followers, and she also helps run the Facebook page for Calico Crafts, for whom she is also Design Team Coordinator and Head Designer. This page has 1147 followers. Her blog zuzuspetalsstuff.blogspot.co.uk gets around 3,000 visits a month.
As well as working with Calico Crafts, Louise has been a 'helping artist' for DecoArt for the past year, and from March will be on the full design team. She's just become a designer for DoCrafts, and will be designing for their Creativity magazine. Louise has also designed for The Craft Stamper, The Artistic Stamper, Katzelcraft (a French rubber stamp company) and Crafty Individuals. She runs workshops from her home in Scotland, and has also done workshops and demos for craft groups and shops around the UK.