How-To Video: Pigment Powders

Hello, all.

I have a video today!  It is on using pigment powders.  I used Perfect Pearls from Ranger… you can find out more about them HERE and HERE.  They look so cool in real life – I wish the photographs and video showed how it truly looks.  They add a wonderful shine…. and are inexpensive! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh!  And this is new!  If you want to watch the video in higher res, try watching it HERE.  Please let me know if it works for you.  It will take a bit more time to load but should look a ton better.




Perfect Pearls from Ranger
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts Stamps
Cuttlebug Die Cut Heart (chipboard)
Fiskars Circle Punch
EK Success Scallop Punch
Red Chalk Ink from Colorbox
VIP font from
Layout design inspired by Melissa Deakin in August CK
Other: Red string, Prismacolor Fixative for Chalks and Pastels

A big thanks to Melissa Deakin for letting me “lift” her layout that was in the new CK.  It had a bunch of fun circles on a white background – hers was so fabulous!  You can see Melissa’s fabulous work and photos HERE.  Thanks, girl!

And here is a card showing Perfect Pearls.  It is on a vellum card with the front embossed by the Cuttlebug.  Also, I did a raised frame on the green as shown on this video HERE.


Perfect Pearls from Ranger
Versamark Ink
Cuttlebug-embossed vellum for card
Creative Impressions Silk Ribbon
Hero Arts Pearls and stamp
EK Success Punches

Oh, and I used Versamark with them, but you can instead use Perfect Medium from Ranger.  It does work better with the powder.

Have a good night!

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34 thoughts on “How-To Video: Pigment Powders”

  1. I just purchased 2 of the colors of Perfect Pearls recently but haven’t used them yet. I love the super shimmery look of these. I’ll have to try these techniques! thanks for another great video!

  2. I’ve never tried Perfect Pearls because I didn’t know what to do with them. Now I know. ๐Ÿ™‚ The layout and card are absolutely gorgeous! BTW, I was able to view the high quality video…it looks fantastic! It did take about 20 minutes to load with my high speed connection. But my computer has been acting wonky so it could just be that…;)

  3. Oooh – shimmery gorgeousness! I have some perfect pearls & haven’t used them for ages…you’ve inspired me to go dig them out again this weekend. Might have to go looking for a decent fixative though (last time I used them my Mum was staying with us so I just used her hairspray! Probably not the best long term option!).

  4. thanks, i’ve been eyeing those powders at the store everytime i go , but did’nt know how or what to do with them. i’ll be picking some up next time i’m out.

  5. I have a ton of these – and never use them. Thanks for the inspiration. And your Colin, so so so cute! You can tell he charms everyone with that great smile.

  6. Such a sweet scrapbook page. Your boy is simply ADORABLE!
    I like how the pigments looks. Never heard of them before, i thought you had to use a heat gun for them… I know! Thank U for sharing with us your techniques. I learn so much from watching your tutorials. I’m new to this rubber stamping world! So much fun!!! :o)

  7. Hi there, the high speed link didn’t work for me it says it is temporialy unavialable. Watched the video and realised I have something like that and haven’t used them for ages, just need a proper fixative though, something else to add to my list. Love your page as always it is simply beautiful.

  8. Another great tutorial – I love your stamps.

    I sent my package of cards today. Had to get it out of my house so I wouldn’t make any more – I was having so much fun I was getting carried away and would have cost you a ton in postage had I held until August lol

  9. Jennifer – thank you for making this video. I have always wondered what those powders were used for. I officially crown you the Queen of Enabling – I have purchased so much stuff because of your awesome videos. Now if you’ll excuse me I need to go place an order. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Thank you Jennifer. I discovered your blog several days ago and now I visit it every day. It’s a great source of tips and ideas, a true school for me!
    Hugs from Italy

  11. I always enjoy watching your videos and reading your blog. I learn so much! I have a quick question, how often do you reink your ink pads? And how do you know if you have put enough on them?

  12. Thanks for a great video! I have some of these powders but just didn’t know how to use them. Now I do!

  13. oh my goodness, you are amazing!
    i am constantly in awe of your creativity and all you do.
    that technique is so cool…love the videos you share because i really want to start stamping more.
    your layout is incredible.
    i am so honored that you found inspiration in my work.
    i love that photo so much…your sweet boy is so darling!
    thanks for making my day.
    you are the best!

  14. awesome technique!! I can imagine how beautiful and shimmery this must look IRL, I just love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW, Is it necessary to use a fixative if I stamp my image with a glue pad, like Tsukineko’s?

  15. Doesn’t the Perfect Pearls already have a fixative mixed in? I thought that was the main difference between them and Pearl Ex powders.

    Thanks for making all these videos. I really enjoy seeing your creative process.

  16. Thanks for reminding me that I have some Perfect Pearls stashed somewhere. I didn’t know about the “reverse stamping” on the Perfect Pearls that removes the image. Neat-o!

  17. Thank you Jennifer, for another great video. I have to dig out my PP now, and give them another “chance”.

  18. Hi Jennifer,

    I’ve tried accessing your video four times…three times through your link for higher resolution without success. The last time I tried to access it by doing a google search, and once I clicked on the arrow to begin the you tube video I received a message saying that the video was no longer available for viewing.

  19. Wow! How cool is that layout!!! I love it… and can’t believe how BIG your little guy is getting. YIKES!! Your journaling is SO true. My DH was just saying the other day that he read that when our little people smile at us Moms that it fills our love tanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Thanks for the great vidoe! I’ve been playing with perfect pearls for awhile and never knew about the reverse technique! I feel like I have all new goodies to play with again!

    Thanks for all your inspiration…

  21. Jennifer, loved your video on the higher resolution. It was great. Didn’t know about the reverse technique with Perfect Pearls. Will try the new technique. Enjoy EVERY video you make. You’re a super teacher!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  22. Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you for your help. The art store information wasn’t as helpful as your video. I thought I was just supposed to add water to the pigment and that’s it. I am glad there are scrappy happy people out there who make these videos for people like me. Oh, the little boy is super cute! It must be fun to create albums for him.
    Dawn G

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