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  1. Decoupage For Home Deco

    February 22, 2017 by admin

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    I was checking out all the photos I have for decoupage items I made for clients for the past few days. Reason being a journalist contacted me to ask for an interview to be published in a local magazine about my hobby.

    When I started to learn decoupage in 2007, I never thought it could generate income. I was bored after resigning from my job and was looking for new thing to learn. As I learned the basic of decoupage, I realized that this is something that most people with less artistic talent could do at home.

    So for the past 10 years I have been able to create many decoupage items mostly for others and teach decoupage to people who are interested. It’s a great way to create something really unique and one of a kind for home decor even though the basic of decoupage is just a simple technique of cutting and pasting the picture.

    For those who are interested to learn, keep reading this blog as I might update the latest schedule for class.


  2. Pop Up Decoupage

    August 28, 2016 by admin

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    This year I managed to attend a Pop Up decoupage class conducted at Suni Art and Craft Studio. They have invited a decoupage teacher and business owner, Stephanie of Kay & Me Stories from Indonesia to come to Malaysia to teach.

    The Pop Up decoupage basically still use the same concept of cutting and pasting the image. Instead of pasting the image directly onto the surface, we glue the image onto a plastic film to create the pop up.

    The plastic will be heated using candle and once the surface become hot and pliable to mould, we use the stainless steel ball roller usually used in fondant or clay flower making to make the curvy shape.

    Once we are satisfied with the shape, we use hot glue to glue the pieces onto the surface. In this class we use a ceramic tray.

    Overall it was a great experience to learn a different type of decoupage. I need to practice more to be able to get a nicer arrangement.


  3. Coloring With Sakura Koi Watercolor

    February 8, 2016 by admin

    After watching demo on Youtube and reading reviews, I’ve decided to buy Sakura Koi Watercolor which comes with a water brush.

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    I tried coloring this page of leaves from the coloring pad I bought earlier but the paper is quite thin and it warps as I color. Maybe this is why artist use special watercolor paper to make sure the final result would last better.

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    It was quite fast coloring using watercolor compared when I use other mediums like pen or colored pencils. It took me about 4 days to complete the whole leaves and the background.

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  4. Gubahan Bunga Daun Getah Untuk Coklat Hantaran

    February 2, 2016 by admin

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    Untuk yang masih mencari idea untuk gubahan hantaran perkahwinan, anda boleh menggunakan bunga daun getah untuk membuat gubahan coklat.

    Daun bunga getah dibentukkan bulat untuk menampung coklat bulat seperti Ferrero Rocher dan dicantumkan dengan riben dan mutiara hiasan.

    Gubahan dalam contoh di atas dapat memuatkan 12 biji coklat untuk hadiah termanis majlis perkahwinan anda musim ini.


  5. Cutlery Box For Decoupage

    February 19, 2015 by admin

    A client ordered this cutlery box as a gift to her mother in law.

    After discussing the style of the decoupage (I usually do rustic style), she opted for some simple and clean design.

    I used 2 pieces of medium size decoupage papers for this cutlery box. The best part of using decoupage paper is that you can use darker color for the background, unlike when you use tissue paper.

    However it is more tedious to cut around the image on the decoupage paper. You have to make sure that every bit that is unwanted must be cut out unlike with tissue paper where you can hide when you glue it to the surface.

    I hope her mother in law likes this cutlery box and utilize it for special occasion.


  6. Bunga Telur Daun Getah

    February 7, 2015 by admin

    Untuk yang mencari kelainan di majlis perkahwinan, anda boleh cuba menggayakan bunga daun getah dan beberapa aksesori lain seperti kerongsang dan manik mutiara.

    Bunga telur ini dibuat untuk penggambaran di majalah Going Places September 2014.

    For those who are planning to make something different for your wedding reception, you can combine this type of flower made from rubber tree leaves with accessories like brooch and pearl beads.

    I made this bunga telur for the magazine Going Places photo shoot, September 2014 issue.


  7. Decoupage On Plastic Container

    October 29, 2013 by admin

    I made decoupage on this plastic container last year when I was invited to Selamat Pagi Malaysia DIY segment on TV1. The invitation was such a short noticed and I didn’t have enough new materials to display for the TV show.

    Since there was an empty plastic container at home (the one that people used to get when they buy Hari Raya cookies), I just did a basic decoupage technique on the lid.

    This color combination of dark blue and white is a great idea for those who want to make something different than the normal sweet, pastel color like pink, soft purple or light green.

    If anyone is interested to learn the basic technique of decoupage using paper napkin/serviette, the next class will be conducted on 17th November 2013, Sunday at 2pm. Please contact me via email [email protected], sms/whatsapp 012.648.2121 for more details.


  8. Topiari Bunga Dip

    June 3, 2013 by admin

    A customer saw the picture of bunga dip hand bouquet I made a few months ago for a bride. She requested the bouquet to be made into a topiary arrangement.

    Since I’ve never made a topiary from bunga dip before, I thought I should give it a try.

    The flower pot has been decorated with decoupage technique. I put small stones inside the pot and pour a mixture of plaster of paris and let it harden. That way it won’t topple easily.

    For the topiary part, I assembled each piece of bunga dip and tied it to the tree stalk. It is quite different than making topiary with artificial plastic flowers whereby I can just chuck the flower into the floral foam.

    The dried green moss was put on top of the flower pot to cover up the stones and plaster of paris.

    Overall it’s a good experience for me to do this type of topiary, combining my skills in making bunga dip and decoupage.


  9. Decoupage On MDF Chopping Board

    April 23, 2013 by admin

    A client collected her decoupage order last week. This time I made decoupage on MDF board shaped like a chopping board.

    I used a napkin with pasta and tomato motif since the client loves bright colors for her kitchen decoration.

    Hope it will help brighten the self-serve kitchen.


  10. Door Hanger For Guests Room

    April 14, 2013 by admin

    Someone ordered this door hanger for her guests room. I decided to try spattering technique on the background before I glued the decoupage napkin on the surface. Next time I think I will use dry spattering technique instead of wetting the toothbrush before dipping into the acrylic paint.

    For the other side of the door hanger I didn’t write any wording. I have been planning to use this vibrant orange poppy motif for some time and glad I managed to use it on this project.

    If anyone is interested to learn the basic of decoupage using napkin/serviette, there will be class this 21st April, Sunday at 2pm. The fees are RM60 inclusive of all materials needed for the class. Please contact to get more info about the class. You can email me at [email protected] or sms at 012.648.2121.

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