GDT, Pearl Spray, Uncategorized

Guest Design Post (Part 2): Altered Perfume Bottle By Preeti Datta

Hi friends 🙂

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) here. This is my second Guest Design Post for Madras Bazaar. In case, you’d like to check out Part 1, please click HERE. I’ve used the Madras Bazaar Pearl Ink Sprays here. These are alcohol based, so for blending the colors, you will need the blending solution. These dry fast and give a shimmery look to the project.

I’ve created a Mixed Media Altered Perfume Bottle for you today. I had a lot of fun making it, so let’s get started.

Altered Perfume Bottle

Here are a few photos of the project:









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  1. Took an empty perfume bottle and applied 2 coats of heavy white gesso on it to prep the surface
  2. Using 3D matte gel adhered a few metal charms to the bottle.
  3. Applied white crackle paste to the bottle and let it air dry so as to get the desired crackle effect
  4. Added art stones at some places using 3D matte gel & brushed on some white gesso on the charms and art stones
  5. Once everything was dry, applied color using 3 of the Pearl Ink spraysCharcoal Black, Vibrant Green & Shock Blue
  6. To finish the project, applied a little Opal Magic Wax to some of the raised surfaces using my fingers.

That’s all for today.

Thanks a lot for having me as a Guest Designer 🙂

Hope you liked my little project dear friends.

Thanks for your precious time 🙂

Stay Blessed!

Preeti D. 

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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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  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, 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



July, Lace

Shaker Wall Hanging

Hello crafty people,

So Here I’m with my new post.
I made shaker wall hanging.

Here is the detail photos of my project.

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Products used
Pink Tulle 
Glorious Rainbow
Heart shape dome
Mermaid crystal powder
And guys I must say, mermaid crystal powder is just just perfect…awesome shiny and glittery. I loved it really. This is must have .
Then heart shape dome is so amazing. Store have star and round shape too. And they are pretty awesome in quality.

Hope you guys like it ❤️

flatback, June, pearls

Moving shaker card/ Spinning shaker card

Hello guys,

So I’m here again to share my new project.

I used peacock feather sequence collection and blushing sunrise sequence collection from madras bazaar. And this is truly amazing mixture of awesome colours of sequence.
I added some resin embellishments into my shaker card.

Then I have used amazing soulmates stamp collection from Craftyscrappers.
And I love them totally.
I have made moving shaker card/ spinning shaker card. this is my first attempt to make this card and I’m totally happy with final product .
Please check the video.


For more details  Let’s go through the details photos.

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Products Used:

Blushing Sunrise

Peacock Feather

Effile Tower

Pink Clock Dome

Stamp From Craftyscrappers

May 2017

Trinket Box with card

Hello dear creators !
how r u doing today ? hope feeling creative and wanting to try some fun altered projects (lately this has been my favorite part of the day to alter some old stuff and give it new life ) so this time a chose an old box at my place ,a handmade circular box to be precise and used up my supplies from madras bazaar. (this time i thought i would create a shaker ,and could make good use of the peach lush gorgeous sequins sent in my DT kit this month )

so lets check out what we shall be creating


super gorgeous rings with adorable lush sequins

the amazing Dollie style wooden chippie : says it perfectly (LOVE)

the perfectly coordinating pink lace trim , wht say ?

a click in a sun-kissed manner


check out the sheen !

the in-tacked card and lots of space for the special gift

the fun shaker !

love love love the sequins


so here is the complete click !

so if u liked it , then lets check out its tutorial :

PICTORIAL : #longpostalert

i have taken the box and stuck the paper to it (used linen paper )

similarly measured the other parts and stuck them too . stuck the top too similarly

here is the finished look after attaching the paper


 used the trim and tacky tape to secure it in place


these were my focus element , the heart i painted in gold .


 added the connected pearl string over a white satin ribbon.


i placed the chippie to the corner of the dome (for no just making the placement)


used flowers from my stash and also added a ring embellishment
and stuck them with the glue gun

i then poured loads of sequen to the center of the chippiee

then using the glue gun stuck the dome using glue gun and covered the edge with the pearl string again

later used the trim to create this broach out of paper and a quote from the                                              same paper pack and made a circular card for its base which fits the box.

i used a fabric flowers and a few other flowers and used the sequins to decorate the card .

so finally we r done !

hope u enjoyed the tutorial 🙂
(though i know it was a super long post )


Heres the video link as well:

thanks for dropping by !
do leave ur love in the comments

love Rashmi


Welcome Designers!!!

Hello lovelies!
I, Manisha Bisani owner of Madrasbazaar , and i am here today to introduce our Designers with you all.
yes, you heard it right…”Designers…”..
we are overwhelmed with the Design Team call..that we posted recently and really thrilled so many of you, lovely and talented crafters responded to us.But out of so many requests, we could only select a few.. for month May-July.
But we are surely to pick up in the coming days.. so stay tuned with us for our next GDT call!!!

Now it’s time to welcome our sweet and talented Guest Design team members and our Blog coordinator:

meena herale

Hi, I’m Meena from India. I’m a differently able person (bedridden from past 10years). I have started doing Art and Craft from childhood as a hobby. I got interested in this by seeing my aunties.
When I was diagnosed with Spinal muscular atrophy type 2 when I was 12years old my life stopped there because this disease has no cure. I was broken and my all dreams was also broken, at that time I didn’t know what to do and how to come out of that. At that time my mom pushed me completely into the craft world. I did one year course in art and craft. I wanted to learn more in craft but no one was ready to teach me because I was differently able person, but I never gave up. I learnt everything from YouTube and from books.
I took my hobby as my professional from year 1999. I make fun fold cards, watercolouring, mixed media, DIY, altered work, scrapbook layout, hand embroidery, soft toys, decoupage, etc. I started blogging from February 2016. I don’t have any particular style. I love working on every style and try new techniques and things.
To me crafting is everything because through this I see outer world and can keep in touch with them. It is the only one thing which makes me to forget my disease and worries.

“Thankyou Meena for joining us here at madrasbazaar.”

First we have with us…

ayushi agarwal

Myself Ayushi Aggarwal from Delhi..m crafting from past 5 years.I started as a hobby ,when nd how it turned out be my passion I din realize !!. I love to play with miniatures….love creating all the cute stuff on the earth!!!! Just like me??. I love teaching craft coz it leads to interaction with more people with new ideas…in that ways I keep on learning new things/ideas!!

“Thankyou Ayushi for joining us as DT here at madrasbazaar.”


Second DT for Madrasbazaar is:

mrinal desai

Hello all,
This is Mrinaal Desai, i am Mechanical engineer and live in Mumbai.
I have been very much interested in art and craft since my childhood and i guess i have got that inherited from my Mom. Few years back i was fascinated by the art of quilling and since then never stopped.
Took my passion as proffession and kept finding new techiniques. Now after almost 4 years i am successfully running a page on Facebook with all the love, support of my family and friends. I keep experimenting new things in handmade jewelries. Playing with resin is my new found love.
Appreciation and encouragement keeps me going.
Hope to continue and grow my graph. !!

“Thankyou Ayushi for joining us as DT here at madrasbazaar.”

And last but not the least, we have….

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Hello ! 
I’m Rashmi Tater  my educational qualification is That I’m an MBA specialized in marketing and Human Resources Management  . 
I’m married and I stay in Jaipur . As a person I love  being around people being the first kid in the family I was always pampered and let free to follow my dreams . My mother has been my strongest motivation to excel in whatever I do . She being an artist has always helped me in nurturing my little hobby . Which I’m very proud of to now take up as my full time profession 
Though niche is our crafting industry , but the amount of love I have Recieved is tremendous and that is the constant motivation for me . I love creating with scraps and playing with my supplies The crafter in me wishes to explore every possibility that my existing supplies are capable off. Thus I obviously love Mix media also I’m inclined towards Scrap-booking and flower making too . But I’m up for experimentation always !
All I got to say is life is full of opportunities all we need is the right support and direction to achieve our dreams so just keep picking up what comes ur way !!! Don’t miss any ! Make mistakes , learn from them and improvise it will automatically pave ur way to where u imagine urself . 

“Thankyou Ayushi for joining us as DT here at madrasbazaar.”So everyone.. lets welcome them with lots of love and support.
you all can check their creations at their facebook and blogs.
we are sure to have a lots and lots of fun…
see you all in the upcoming inspirations!!!

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