Accented with a lively green hue, an ornate artichoke stands out against a cream backdrop. Handmade in the USA, this paperweight features Victoria Fischetti's signature on the bottom, as well as a scratch-free, velvet bottom pad. Victoria Fischetti is an accomplished graphic designer, collagist and decoupagist whose eclectic work brings together design, color and form in a refreshingly different way. Decoupage is the art of adorning surfaces with collage to form a complete design. A glass piece is used to which intricate collages and paper designs are glued. The design is completed with a beautiful background paper or gold-leaf paint that fills in the areas not covered by images. For protection at least 10 coats of varnish follow.