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Upcycle Festive Sweets Kheere Ka Khazana

This is a really unique upcycled sweet which is inspired by parwal ki mithai with a twist.

Ingredients:
2 cucumbers
1 cup sugar
2 cup water
1 cup mawa ki leftover barfi
1/2 cup khubani (dried plum) pieces
1/2 cup mixed dry fruits
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 cup desiccated coconut
Few pistachio flakes for garnishing

Method:

  • Peel the cucumber, cut each into 2 inch broad rings and scoop out the seeds till it looks like a cylinder
  • make the sugar syrup.
  • Add the peeled cucumber to the syrup and cook till its very slightly soft.
  • In the meantime, mix all the other ingredients and fill it into the drained cucumber cylinders.
  • Cover with desiccated coconut.

Try it out and do share your feedback in the comments below…

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On December 4th  2018, Indonesian Heritage Society along with BINUS University held an insightful evening lecture at the Dutch Cultural Center, Erasmus Huis. The event turnout was jam-packed with enthusiastic audiences, both from the younger generation and the older generation.

For this lecture event, music is seen as a tool to that can create impact by delivering positive messages and drive a change in Indonesian communities. Three local musicians, Lala Karmela, Kartika Jahja and Ardhito Pramono were present as speakers to share their experiences.

Opening speech from representatives of Erasmus Huis and Binus International

The lecture began with opening speech from representatives of Erasmus Huis and BINUS International, welcoming the audience to a night of fun and educative entertainment. First, the musicians detailed their experiences and life stories onstage.

Lala Karmela live performance

Lala Karmela is a singer-songwriter who spent three years of her life in Philippines to pursue her music career. “I did return to Indonesia and became a singer in Sony Music Indonesia. However I found that the music produced at a big label did not suite the principles that I led. So I decided to move to an independent label, to better express my music”, she stated. Towards the end of her session, she performed two of her own songs in acoustic version. These similar session format also applied to the other two lecturer guests.

Ardhito Pramono

The only male guest, Ardhito Pramono, is a young Jazz musician with diverse experience in arts. He earned his degree in Australia by taking Cinematography major. Since he was a child, he has been a fan of 1940’s music, particularly Jazz. That is what led him to become a Jazz musician. He also plays instruments from guitar, drum and piano.

Kartika Jahja

Another guest lecturer, Kartika Jahja is independent musician and an activist. She utilizes her music as her campaign platform to voice out issues like gender equality and sexual violence to women. BBC has even listed her as one of 100 most inspiring and influential women from around the globe.

Finally, the session was switched to the discussion panel. Unfortunately, Lala and Kartika were the only ones present as Ardhito left earlier due to tight schedule. In conclusion, both musicians who were present was successful in conveying the message they want to pass on to the audience using their music.

For today’s young generation who are faced with many issues and challenges, the most important trait you can have is to be yourself and choose life options carefully”, they remarked. Both of the singers also urged the audience to empower change by using positive attitude to create a better society. The lecture finally ended with a speech from IHS representative and charter handover from BINUS to the guests at 9 PM.

#Event Report Ayurveda Workshop with Dr. Shilpa Dhoka

At the 7th December 2018, Indoindians organised an Ayurveda workshop with Dr. Shilpa Dhoka. It was a well attended workshop.

The workshop was divided into three different sessions. In the first one, Dr. Shilpa gave information on natural ways that the participants could take care of themselves. Other than giving everyday tips of taking care of yourself, she also gave tips to create a balanced lifestyle.

Health tips  for everything from brushing teeth, taking a bath, the things to eat until positions of sleep were all explained by her in order to create a healthy lifestyle.

Daily routine: The first step is finding one’s dinacharya-or a daily routine. Whatever routine that you have, it can all be customized according to your body type. Kaphas tend to be more slower, opposite to the Vata which tends to be overactive. Pitta, on the other hand tend to be a mix between Kaphas and Vata characteristics. Regardless, one should be exposed to the sun from the moment they wake up to charge themselves for the day. “When we say “early to rise”, we meant going outside and seeing the sun. Recharge yourself and gain positive energy from the sun. It is the most important thing,” she said. Within the next few hours, it is guaranteed that you will feel more energetic in facing the chores during the day.

Nature’s Clock: Either Vata, Pitta or Kapha each have a different timing in their life. Kaphas are in the morning in which many people would be active in the morning. But if you are getting too active, then it will create an imbalance to your body. Try to slow down by waking up earlier in the morning to take some time for yourself.

During Pitta time, people can eat the heaviest meal as the digestive on working the highest. During Vata time, the digestive system will not be working by then. Rather, the brain will be the most active during this time. You can even charge yourself with a power nap for just 12 minutes.

Nowadays, there are many people who sleep late in order to finish their tasks. It would be much better to sleep and wake up earlier. In that way, you will get the needed amount of deep sleep at night.

 

Digestive System: For those having a problem with the digestive season, she suggests drinking warm water in the morning, “Food that is kept inside will cause problems and toxins if it is not taken out. Toxins staying inside the body will cause a gases and lead to acid reflex.”

Oral Hygiene: Ayurveda also provides solutions for oral hygiene. Neem sticks are something that can be used by biting the end of the sticks and using it to brush the teeth. Otherwise, she recommends herbal toothpaste which will have antiseptic properties. Using the fingers and rock salt paste is also effective to clean the teeth. Floss is something that should not be used regularly according to Ayurveda as the abrasion could create gaps in the teeth. Instead, it should be used sparingly when there is remaining food stuck in between the teeth.

Oil pulling or oil gargle is another Ayurveda recipe to maintain one’s oral hygiene. You can choose between sesame or coconut oil. This technique could massage the gums and teeth. Oil gargling can also remove bad breath and increase appetite.

Tongue cleaning is the mirror of a well-functioning digestive system. “Doctors will usually look at the patients tongue for this reason”, she explains, “Whites in the tongue can indicate that something is wrong with the digestive season”. The basic thing to do is scrape the tongue with a stainless steel tongue-cleaner for about 5-6 times. If it doesn’t go away by then, she recommends heading to the doctor to get things checked out.

Exercise: Exercise should be done moderately. No matter what anyone’s record is, people should exercise according to their extent. Exhaustion are surefire signs that you are overdoing it. When your joints hurt, then the thing that many could do is lubricate your joints with coconut oil. That way, you are helping them to move easier.

Meditation: Meditation will also help recharge the body. At a time when clearing the mind is difficult in this multitasking era, that is exactly what we should do. Refresh your mind by doing one thing that would make your forget about other things-it can even be meditating, listening to music and coloring. Whatever it is, the activity should give your a break from thinking about your daily activities. In turn, this would benefit your mind as you will be able to concentrate more. Another way is to write down thoughts as soon as it occurs. In that way, you will be able to keep your thoughts without stressing out about it or forgetting it.

Showering: Showering is very important because we need to take it twice a day. Between a cold or hot water shower, cold is much better. It refreshes and relaxes your body. Take it slowly by adjusting the water temperature from warm, lukewarm to cold.

Diet: According to Ayurveda, a person’s diet will need to be consisting of 6 tastes. A mixture of these tastes will help digest other tastes in the food. For instance, sugar can be digested by bitter taste. But eating it in order is not the must. Just by eating a meal that has a lot of taste, then your food can be digested properly.

Sleeping Positions: Sleeping positions could also affect your overall health. Many people have the choice of sleeping on their back, on the left side or the right side. The best position would be to sleep on the left side, as the organs will be on the right position and the acid will not spread everywhere. Sleeping on the right side would spread the acids towards other sides of the body, increasing the chances of acid reflex. Changing body positions while sleeping is completely possible. Even if you only sleep for a few hours on the left side, it is still okay to move to the other side at the middle of the night during deep sleep.

In the second phase of the workshop, Dr. Shilpa gave handouts to each participant. In the first worksheet, participants are expected to fill in the question list about themselves. Afterwards, they will be able to know their body type and customize their lifestyle according to the body type. Participants could be Kapha, Pitta or Vatta.

Finally, participants asked questions for anything that they are curious or confused about. Many of the people in the audience seem to be completely satisfied by the end of the workshop.

 

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With the New Year approaching, getting organized rises to the top of everyone’s list. Restoring order to your home can allow you to increase your productivity and efficiency, stay focused, free yourself of clutter and save time.

And by being organized, you can create serenity and harmony in your life and, as a bonus, reduce stress.

Here are some tips and advice to help you become well organized for the New Year.

Setting Goals/Mission Statement

A common mistake at the New Year is to want to jump in and organize your whole house. Then you become overwhelmed and frustrated.

Setting goals and developing a strategy as a first step for getting organized. You must have a gameplan and very specific goals. Then break them down into smaller tasks and give yourself deadlines.

Go through each room and develop a strategy. Getting organized isn’t just about cleaning your space,it’s actually about creating the life you want.

Procrastination

Experts suggest that procrastination is one of the biggest blocks to getting organized. They recommend buying a timer and starting with small time increments, say 20 minutes or so. Once the time is up, you may find you have the momentum to add another 15 or 20 minutes to your project.

“Start with the projects which will make the biggest difference. Don’t start with a back closet, start with your desk,” says Siu, a motivational speaker specializing in organization.

And, most importantly, she stresses making the process enjoyable. “Put on some good music or invite a friend to join you,” Siu suggests.

Controlling the Clutter

An essential part of all home and office organization is managing clutter. Clutter can suck the energy out of the room and make you feel lethargic and confused.

Start by sorting through the clutter. It is important to be rigorous in this process and to question each item. Ask yourself:

  • When did you last use it?
  • Do you have a future use for this?

Many people justify keeping clutter because they think they will use it some day. There are only three things that can be done with clutter

  • throw it away
  • give it away
  • store it

A key element of clearing out clutter is finding a place for everything. Everything must have a home.

Paper Management

Paper management is critical in getting organized for the New Year. A good day planner or organizer is invaluable. For the new year, invest in a good quality system with a calendar and address book. Daytimer and Franklin Covey feature excellent planning systems in a variety of designs.

Start by going through all of your files and eliminating papers that you don’t need. Then set up your files fresh for new year. Divide the files into two categories, active and inactive. Keep the active files near your desk and the inactive files in a labeled storage box to save time looking through documents that may not be relevant.

Storage with Style


With the renewed emphasis on simplicity and organization, getting organized can become a stylish venture. Storage containers are not only practical but offer creative and unique decorating options.

An extensive line of quality shelving and storage boxes are available at leading online and offline stores.

Galvanized bins ideal for storing everything from gardening tools to cleaning supplies. Vintage containers found at specialty stores or flea markets are another option to add a sense of style.

Baskets can be used to store bathroom toiletries, crafts and magazines.

For a more inexpensive option, use clear plastic shoebox containers. They are ideal for storing office products and crafts, and they stack beautifully.

Staying Organized
Use the skills you develop for your New Year’s reorganization throughout the year. Like another popular New Years Resolution, losing weight, staying organized requires discipline and dedication.

Set aside a short amount of time each day to keep your files and clutter prone areas organized, and get in the habit of making decisions every day.

 

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I have been thinking over the last few days what the most appropriate topic would be to write about as we move into 2019. What could I say, or pass onto you that would have the most positive benefit for you moving forward.

And what I came up with was actually about stopping, looking back over your shoulder and acknowledging where you have come from. In particular looking back over 2018 and just focusing on all the great things you achieved or experienced (big & small) and then considering what you learned in 2018.

If you just focus on all the great things you experienced and achieved, you will be surprised at how many major achievements there were in the last 12 months. Get good at focusing on the positives. That way you will end up with a summary that says 2018 was an EXCELLENT year!!!

Here are some of the lessons that I learned during 2018:

  1. We all interpret things differently. I found this out through my investment in a new boutique backpackers in Bali. What I thought was ‘reasonable’ or ‘normal practice’ was significantly different for my business partners. That is why it is important to clarify what each person means at the start of a project, rather than part way through it (yeah I know – I need to repeat 1st Grade!). Actually, this applies to all communication. Don’t assume that someone else pictures the same time frame as you when they say ‘It won’t take long’. Ask. Don’t assume. It makes for much more harmonious relationships.
  2. People generally don’t like us to change because they fear that our changes will affect their relationship with us. Too often people close to us will not support our changes or growth because they are more worried about what it will do to their relationship with us. Will we still be the same thing in their lives if we change or grow or move locations? So sometimes when we are not getting supported by someone close it may be more about the other persons fear, rather than you having a bad idea or making the wrong choice. So trust yourself – especially if it ‘feels’ right.
  3. Small consistent actions are most often more effective than the big surges. I have adopted rituals of morning stretches, affirmations and meditation, and it is these (small consistent) things that set me up to have bigger successes. Doing 3 hours meditation one day a week is less beneficial than 15 mins every day in providing you with greater clarity, calm and focus. It is the small consistent actions done daily (from start to finish) that add up to significant results by the end of the month.
  4. Everything is created twice. The first time something is created is as a vision in a person’s head and the second time is when it is created in the physical world. Every single man-made object was first a vision in someone’s head. So if you want anything in life, the better you are at holding the vision, the easier it is to create, or bring into the physical plane. If you want a a new job then hold the ideal vision as clearly as possible in your head on a consistent basis. The vision always comes first. Visualization is not new age mumbo jumbo, it is actually the very first step to creating anything.

So my list could definitely go on. But you get my point. Looking back over 2018 at all the things you experienced will ensure that you don’t make the same ridiculously stupid mistakes (guilty) again, or ensures that you replicate all the things that got you positive results.

TAKE ACTION:

Well there are really only two things to do here:

  1. Look back over 2018 and revel in all of the great achievements or experiences that you had throughout the year. Either just play it in your mind, write them down in your mind, or even better play a game with your partner (or friend) where you take turns at describing something great in 2018!
  2. Look back at 2018 and recall all of the things that you have learnt as a result of those experiences in 2018. You can do the same thing as before: think it, write it, or compare them (thus passing on your wisdom to someone else!)

Have an awesome day too!

Cheers,

CARL MASSY SIGNEmail: [email protected]

CARL MASSY

www.carlmassy.com

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When traveling, a travel kit is something that cannot be left behind. Rather than creating a kit that can potentially harm the environment, why not try to make it eco-friendlier?

Here are some of the useful tips for an eco-friendly travel kit:

Choose Ocean-Friendly Sunscreens

In the past year, it has been found out that sunscreens can create harm to the surrounding wildlife. Yet going on vacation without sunscreen can create health concerns such as sunburn and skin cancer. Protect the environment by being more careful of choosing sunscreen products. Ingredients you should avoid include Oxybenzone (used in over 3,500 different sunscreens worldwide), Octinoxate / Octylmethoxycinnamate (used in ‘long lasting suncremes), Octocrylene, 4-mehtylbenzylidene: 4MBC, Octisalate, Homosalate, Avobenzone, and ethylhexl methoxycinnamate.

DIY Sunscreen: Alternatively, you can also choose to make you own sunscreen, free from preservatives or harmful chemicals. All you need to prepare are your preferred oil mixes ranging from vegetable oil to essential oils (jojoba oil is said to be particularly good for the skin), and some sun protection such as zinc or titanium dioxide. For every percent of zinc or titanium dioxide, you will gain about SPF 2. Therefore, a mix of about 10% zinc and 90% oils produces a sunscreen with SPF 20.

Chemical & Plastic-Free Toiletries

Toiletries are also something that many of us miss but yet there are many opportunities that we can improve on it. From the unrecognisable ingredients that we cannot decipher (which may potentially endanger us!) to plastic material that is non-biodegradable, toiletries can create change to our environment if we were to make changes.

Solve this issue by creating your own toiletries:

DIY toothpaste: Take some baking soda, coconut oil and charcoal. Alternatively, you can add some peppermint or eucalyptus for a more ‘toothpaste’-ish feel.

DIY shampoo: Mix vinegar and water.

DIY Conditioner: Using plant based oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil will give nutrition but also soften hair.

Mouthwash: Oil-pulling is a technique in which you clean your mouth using oil. Although coconut oil is generally used, you can try other oils if you are comfortable with it. Swish it in your mouth for 20 minutes and you will have fresher breath and whiter teeth.  Use certified coconut oil or cold pressed local coconut oil for increased effectiveness and least environmental impact on production.

Deodorant: Mix some baking soda and water to create a paste. Apply on your armpits after a shower and leave to dry before putting your clothes on.

Facial serum: Applying facial serum on your face can moisturize your face instead of a moisturizers. Choose a type of oil that suits your skin from jojoba oil, rose oil or coconut oil.

Facial wash: Just by mixing water and oates, you will be able to create a paste to clean your face without drying it out.

Mosquito repellent:  lemongrass, citronella, tea tree, eucalyptus, and cinnamon are some of the essential oils you can use to keep the mosquitos away.

Ear infection prevention: There are times when snorkeling can cause ear infection or swimmers ear. Prevent this by putting 25% vinegar and 75% water into your ears after swimming.

Antiseptic solution: Tea tree oil has been proven to be a great antiseptic for cuts, bites and weird bumps.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

There are several ways to become eco-friendly, even while using non-biodegradable items in your travels. First, you can choose items that have been reused before. Not only will you be able to reduce waste of buying a new tech item, but you will also reduce the cost of your travels. The next thing would be to reuse all your things. Items like water bottles and plastic containers are something that can repeatedly be used again and again.

Other than that, be aware of buying travel sized products. These can be harmful to the environment as it creates waste faster. It will be much better to buy small containers that can carry your daily products. You save money on buying new products and there are less waste going to the bin!

Make Smart Shopping Choices

Purchasing items from local providers can help benefit the environment. In big businesses, there are various chains that had to be passed through for the product to reach the your hand. Local providers, on the other hand, have a much more shorter travel. Doing this ensures that you are saying no to oil drilling, carbon emissions and a cleaner way of life. By simply choosing from which business you want to buy, you will be able to minimize the energy used to make the product, the energy cost of transportation and the amount of packaging.

When shopping, it is also important to follow two important rules in order to reduce waste. If you are shopping for things that have continuous use, it is much better to buy in bulk. Less material for packaging means less waste for the environment.

Second, buy things that are durable. Often we think about our budgets and think to purchase items that are cheaper. On the contrary, this will affect us negatively. Non-durable items get broken easily, in which the items will get thrown out much more faster, resulting in a higher amount of waste.

 Be aware of labels

Do not be fooled by labels such as ‘eco-friendly’, ‘sustainable’, ‘organic’ or ‘green’. Most of the time, brands will attach these words to their product without meaning it at all. Even certifications are something that you should be careful with. One thing that you should look out for are corporations that are certified B-corporations, which uses business as a force for social, environmental, and economic good. But to be entirely sure, you should read labels, read stories, ask questions, and find out.

Travel kits may be the least of our worries when trying to become eco-friendly as there are many things to improve on, but it can be a good start. Becoming more aware of the things that you can change and improve is one of the ways where you can create positive change to the world around you.

Do you have any tips to becoming more environmentally friendly? Share with us in the comments down below!

 

On 6th December, Indonesian Heritage Society featured Dr. Nishkam Agarwal and his research on Indian Philosophy and Javanese Mysticism. This educative and informative event was attended by a mix of audiences from many different nationalities from French, Indian to Australian.

Dr. Nishkam Agarwal is a philosopher, historian, published author of ‘Meaning and Purpose of Life’ and an economist from MIT. With passionate fervor informed the audiences about the findings of his research.

Indian Philosophy is embedded into Indonesian culture due to its common history since the past. This similarity has even extended to everyday life today. Some of the very first evidences of its influence can be seen is some Hindu temples in Central Java, namely the Dieng Plateau.

Candi Arjuna from Dieng Plateau.

His passion in Indian philosophy was inspired by his parents who studied philosophy. As time went on, he also began to study Sanskrit and Indian philosophy. The link between India and Indonesia has even started during 1000 BC, in which Indonesia incorporated Indian philosophy and mentioned Java in some of their earlier texts.

It took years to study and understand it completely, moreover with Javanese philosophy added to the mix. Research of this topics were especially rare, as there are no professors who had the combined knowledge of both Indian and Indonesian philosophy. His calling was especially strong as he found himself to really enjoy Bali, the environment, the people and many more of its cultural aspect.

Indian philosophy lends itself into everyday Indonesian life through the everyday use of language. Other than that, India’s philosophy is even present in the bustling city of Jakarta. One of Indonesia’s signs of acceptance, according to Dr. Nishkam is, “….the presence of Arjuna sculpture in the middle of Jakarta, its bustling capital city. It also shows affinity for this type of work”.

Arjuna sculpture at Merdeka Square.

From the ancient world, proof of India’s philosophy is present in several Candis scattered in Indonesia namely from Dieng Plateau, Candi Borobudur and many more. Candi Borobudur is especially connected to both of the remaining small candis, mainly Candi Mendut and Candi Pawon.

However that is not the only proof of Indonesian connection to Indonesia, as it is also present in a variety of ways. Literature and artistic expression are also places in which many could see the link between the two cultures. It is present in its religious principles, philosophy, history, mythology and Belles Lettres (aesthetic literature). Artistic expression is also one area in which Indian philosophy and Javanese culture are linked, namely through wayang (puppetry), gamelan (instrumental music), lakon (drama), joged (dance), tembang (vocal music) and batik (textile designs).

Candi Borobudur

Finally, the event ends with a question and answer session with the audience. Some of the audience members asked enthusiastically while Dr. Nishkam answered their questions in a concise manner. All in all, it was an educative event in which audiences were able to receive a piece of knowledge regarding Indonesian and India.

Namaste ,

Our craft workshop: Decoupage by Komal Pamnani was a super duper hit. Tomorrow is Dr Shilpa Dhoka’s Ayurveda workshop.
This week’s newsletter is chock a block full of really interesting and fun information:
– Top 10 Indonesia artists
– Gem stone market in Jakarta
– Tattoo parlors
– Health and beauty go hand in hand.
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Indoindians Team

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 is a mega event from January 21-23 at Varanasi

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots. During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to recognize their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.The 15th PBD Convention is being held on 21-23 January 2019 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India“. Special arrangements are also being made for participation in Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj and Republic day parade.

The registrations have been extended until 15th December  2018 on the website : www.pbdindia.gov.in

The important attractive elements of the PBD 2019:

  1. Travel and stay arrangement for up to 5000 participants who would attend the 3 day PBD convention.
  2. The participation at Kumbh Mela and Republic Day Parade at New Delhi are optional as per the participant`s convenience.
  3. Option of stay at Hotel or swiss cottages in Varanasi at Prayagraj near the Sangam for participants choosing to attend Kumbh Mela.
  4. The Kumbh Mela and Republic Day parade tickets are limited on first cum first serve basis upon registration.
  5. Local sightseeing with Guided tours at Prayagraj , Varanasi, River Ganga Aarti
  6. Local transport for pick up and drop at the venue of convention.
  7. Facility for special AC Volvo Coaches and special AC Trains from Varanasi to Delhi for participants choosing to attend Republic Day Parade at New Delhi.
  8. Two main meals inclusive for all three days of PBD convention.
  9. Diaspora Participants will also experience and enjoy India`s rich cultural heritage and progress and innovation through cultural evenings.

A memorable and pleasant experience is assured at the Prestigious PBD 2019 convention with all amenities made available.

It is requested that the promotion for participation  / registration may be done extensively among all community members under your umbrella.

Once again requesting you all to register and encourage all to register on the website link : www.pbdindia.gov.in

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On the 30th November, Indoindians Decoupage Workshop with Komal Pamnani was held at held at the India Club office. The participants were guided step by step to learn this craft and add their own artistic touch to their creations.

 

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To begin, Komal Pamnani made sure the participants had all the tools and equipment ready. Specific tools used to make decoupage were Gesso white paint, Mod Podge glue, painted tissue or gift wrap paper, brush-stamp shaped foam sponge and bottles.

Komal shared tips based on her experience, “Some of these materials are very ideal to make decoupage work. Thin tissue paper is ideal to be used, as it is softer to use and does not create an unnatural finish. Glue used in decoupage work is also particular, as it can make the artwork last longer. Which is why buying materials is extremely important for decoupage”. The participants made their decoupage projects with medium-sized jam jar and wine bottle.

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Each aspiring crafter followed the instructions in a very enthusiastic manner during the workshop. Komal was particularly clear and detailed in her instructions.

After explaining the methods, the participants painted the bottle with Gesso white paint, which is then dried. The next step is to apply the paper motif using a wet tiny brush dipped from water to cut the image. It is then glued to the jar.

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Decoupage Artwork of some of the participants.

Besides explaining the, she also shared some tips for the artwork matches the desired result.

At the end of the show, many of the participants showed their appreciation and satisfaction for joining this workshop. Watch the video interview below: