Mira went to Tokyo, Japan to further her decoupage skills
She undergone training in Japanese Decoupage with Naomi Maeda from Japan Art Paper Association
Japanese Decoupage is neat, requires good cutting, clean work, simple yet elegant arrangements, not overcrowded but most of all finished with touches of gold every piece
Upon returning, Mira put the skills she acquired to good use and launched our Japanese Decoupage FUNE-MIYABI course, a speical collaboration between JAPA & Mirabellé Decoupage.
Mr Fabio Dallamano, owner & principal of Colorificio Centrale, representing Fleur Paint & TO-DO Creative Ideas came to Mirabellé Decoupage Malaysia
He conducted a 2-day Fleur & TO-DO Seminar to all our TO-DO teachers, existing students, authorized distributors & customers
Together with Mr Fabio, we did a collective pouring art using Fleur Pouring Medium & Chalky Look Paint on 2 large canvas piece 4' x 4'
Mr Fabio also performed many demos on Fleur/TO-DO products,
Our confidence and knowledge on Fleur/TO-DO Products were greatly boosted after this.
Mirabellé Decoupage collaborated with Helping Hands Penan (HHP) and introduce decoupage on white HHP bags to our students.
Students & customers were aught how to decorate their white HHP bags into beautiful designs they wanted.
The response was overwhelming and since then, Mirabellé has trained many teachers, students and customers to decoupage their bags.
HHP is an NGO represented by the Penan people, whom depend on weaving bags as their main livelihood. They have been skillful weavers for generations
With our collaboration, every bags we sell are channelled towards the economic & social development of Penan People
We also held a 1 Year Charity Programme in 2019, where our students decoupage many beautiful HHP bags to sell to friends and family
Through the event, we successfully raised RM10,000 and proud to be able to sponsor Penan children in their academic studies
Mira went to TO-DO Creative Art School in Brescia, Italy to learn from the Italian master crafters. Having completed the Teacher’s Training Course in Decoupage, Colour Theory, Decoration and Upcycling, Mira was confered CERTIFIED DECOUPAGE TEACHER by TO-DO Creative Ideas. Mira is the first and ONLY Malaysian to be certified by TO-DO Creative Ideas. Upon returning home , Mira incorporate many of the TO-DO techniques in her works and teaching.
On the same trip to Italy, she met up with Ms. Monica Allegro, the founder and principal of Sospeso Trasparente, Italy . A cordial meet up and Ms. Monica was invited to Malaysia to share the Art . In April 2017, Sospeso Trasparente Workhop was conducted by Ms. Monica at Mirabelle Studio for Mira and a group of teachers. Mirabelle Decoupage was appointed Authorised distributor for Sospeso Trasparente material and teaching.
In December 2017, Mira travelled to Athens, Greece and acquired the skill of Decofoam Decoupage under the guidance of Ms. Foteini of Paco Art Centre and brought the art back to Malaysia to share with all art lovers.
Impressed with the elegant, clean and neat style of Japanese Decoupage Art, Mira travelled to Tokyo, Japan to learn and completed the Japanese Decoupage Art and was awarded certificate by Japan Art Paper Association in March 2019.
Mira started her humbling journey as a small artist from home, whilst also carrying out mom duties to her 3 beautiful kids
On her free time, she would work hard to practice and hone her decoupage skills, making beautiful projects that was she was passionate about.
She was genuinely interest in the art and knew little of the future that would bring her.