GDT, October, Pearl Spray

Guest Design Post: Mixed Media Cards & ATCs By Preeti Datta

Hi Friends 🙂

Goodmorning! We have a new Guest Designer for you today.  We hope you will join us in welcoming her and be inspired to try out some of the beautiful projects she shares.

Preeti Datta

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Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you are having a pleasant week so far. I’d like to thank Manisha, the wonderful owner of Madras Bazaar for inviting me to be a Guest Designer. A little about myself, I’ve studied Clinical Psychology and work as a Psychologist and Talent Acquisition Specialist. I love paper crafting and have an eclectic style. I mostly make Mixed Media and Clean and Simple Projects. Card making is my passion and I also like making layouts, tags, canvases and doing art journalling.

I have three Mixed Media projects to share with you today, so let’s get started.

Floral Mixed Media Card






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1. For this card which measures 4 by 7 inches, I used snippets of cardstock, gauze, jute twine, dried twigs & leaves. Adhered all the elements to the card using matte gel
2. Added modeling paste through a stencil for added texture
3. Stamped the background with black archival ink
4. Applied white gesso on the elements and once it was dry, added color using the Pearl Ink Sprays- Charcoal Black & Shock Blue
5. Added flowers to the composition, dry brushed some white gesso on them and then for sparkle using soft gloss gel added some Madras Bazaar Fine Glitter- Diamond Crystal
6. In the end, added the sentiment with Tim Holtz stickers & Gem Stickers and more sparkle with Madras Bazaar Sequins- Ocean Breeze

Autumn Inspired Mixed Media Card

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Slideshow: Photo Tutorial

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  1. This card measures 4 by 7 inches
  2. Did dry embossing onto colored cardstock using leaf dies, then sprayed Madras Bazaar Pearl Ink Sprays- Vibrant green & Charcoal Black onto these & fussy cut the leaf images
  3. Heat embossed onto black cardstock using a background script stamp & white and orange embossing powders
  4. Adhered the black mat onto the cardbase using foam tape & layered on tag die cuts (colored with the Vibrant Green Pearl Ink Spray), thanks die cut, the fussy cut leaves and gauze onto the black mat using glue and foam tape.
  5. Using Matte gel added Fine Glitter-Diamond Crystal & Madras Bazaar Sequins- Ocean Breeze
  6. In the end, added twine bows for a fuller look, created white splatter and added a couple of word stickers

Artist Trading Cards or ATCs





Artist Trading Cards or ATCs are miniature pieces of art. These are 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size and they are swapped between artists & crafters. These can be created in a set around a certain theme. For example, in the set of ATCs I have made, there are 3 in it and they are all made using the same colors and style. I wanted these to be simple, flat & easy to re-create.


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  1. Cut thick white cardstock to the ATC size of 2.5 by 3.5 inches
  2. Spray on colors using three Madras Bazaar Pearl Ink Sprays
  3. Stamp on the ATCs using Archival Black Ink
  4. Add background stenciling by scribbling a black zig marker through the Tim Holtz dot fade stencil and then spray on water
  5. Darken the edges of the ATCs with Black archival ink and a blending tool & foam
  6. In the end, add a border and dots using white acrylic paint & titles using Tim Holtz stickers

That’s all for today. Hope you liked the projects and will give them a go 🙂

Thanks for your precious time 🙂

Stay Blessed.

Preeti D.


Casting Resin, October

Tutorial – Resin Bracelet and beads with real dried rose petals

Hello Friends ,

Wishing you all Happy Diwali from whole team of Madras Bazaar !

today we will share a tutorial on how to make resin Bracelet and beads with Real dried rose Petals.


we have a quick video tutorial on it.



Products Used:

Casting Resin 

Bracelet Mold

Bead Mold

Thank you for watching !

Love ,

Manisha Bisani

Casting Resin, GDT, October

Tutorial – Resin Printed Film by GDT Krithika

Happy Monday Friends !

Today I will be showing you how to use this beautiful Printed Clear Films in Resin, Madrasbazaar has launched Beautiful 11 Patterns in it.  I have made 3 sets using these Printed films.

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Pour one thin layer of resin into the mold and allow it to cure for 5hrs

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Cut the required dichroic sheets according to the shape of the mold

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Once the resin is set, coat it again with a thin layer of resin, insert the cut dichroic sheet and adjust the position accordingly.

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Blow out the air bubbles, if any. Allow it to set for 2 hours

After 2hrs, mix the acrylic powders separately with freshly prepared resin. Allow it to set in the cup for and hour or until it becomes thick. Then pour the colors one by one on top of the set layer

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Allow it to set for 24hours. Once fully cured pop it out of the mold.

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Your printed dichroic sheet resin pieces are ready. You can either attach a bail /screw pin and add a hook for hanging earrings or stick a stud base on the back and use it as stud earrings.

You can try different patterns/ methods with the dichro sheets like adding glow in the dark pigment

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Or a cabochon set perfectly casted in clear resin…

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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Materials Used:

Casting Resin 

Printed Films

Acrylic Powders (any pastel colors)

Resin Mold