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Stamping + Pigment Powders

Hello there! I have been a fan of pigment powders for many, many years. It is an inexpensive product that can be used in many creative ways! Today I share lots of ideas for using it with stamping.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

There are a few types of pigment powders out there, but I prefer the Ranger Perfect Pearls because of the great price point and color selection. Also, it has a built-in resin to help it stay put. You can lightly mist Perfect Pearl projects with water to help it stay, but I find it best to use a fixative spray to protect it. Many fixative would work – I used Design Master Clear Finish Matte Spray because I had it on hand for sealing painted rocks that my kids made. ๐Ÿ™‚

I focused on the basic Perfect Pearl color of Perfect Pearls for my cards. You can get it individually, in a set, or in a metallic set. I recommend the sets because you get the brush, too! You can also get Perfect Pearls in MANY colors.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My first card shows basic stamping with Perfect Pearls. I stamped images from the Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) set on Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I then brushed the Perfect Pearls over the sticky ink, and wiped away the excess with a Swiffer Dusting Cloth.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After spraying the background with a fixative, I added my embellishments. The flowers and leaves are white heat embossed on Grafix Platinum Vellum and the sentiments are from the Altenew Pinstripe (SSS | ALT) and Sweetest Peas (SSS | ALT) stamp sets.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card shows another basic technique for using Perfect Pearls. This time, I started with Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock and covered it completely with Versamark Ink. Next I stamped Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) flowers on top with Versamark Ink. This removes the Perfect Pearls and creates a stunning look!

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I finished the card with a Grafix Platinum Vellum die cut circle, colored flowers, and a sentiment from the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see a comparison between the two techniques. (Oh – and I linked the matching envelope sources in the thumbnails below.)

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Perfect Pearls works great with background stamps! Here, I stamped the new Altenew Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) background with Versamark Ink and applied Perfect Pearls. I then stamped the background again with Versamark Ink, but slightly offset a bit. Where the images overlap, the Perfect Pearls is removed. So pretty! Oh and this Simon Says Stamp Royal Purple Cardstock is a great color.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a vellum-stamped leaf from the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT)… and sentiment strips using the Altenew Pinstripe (SSS | ALT) and Sweetest Peas (SSS | ALT) stamp sets.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another example using a background stamp. I am crazy in love with the new Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set (SSS | ALT)! Such a useful, subtle background. I first stamped and added Perfect Pearls. I then rotated the stamp again and stamped with Altenew Coral Berry Ink. I LOVE this look! And that Gina K Coral Reef Cardstock is a great summer color.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added embossed vellum flowers from the Altenew Cherished Memories Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and a sentiment made from the Altenew Majestic Bloom Dies (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). The die cut words are covered with Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens and Tonic Crystal Glaze so they stand out.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another creative way to use Perfect Pearls. I first white heat embossed the outline leaf image from the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). on Gina K Jelly Bean Green Cardstock. I then stamped the matching solid leaf image on top with Versamark ink and added Perfect Pearls. Finally, I “stamped” the uninked Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) on top. This removed the Perfect Pearls in stripes from the leaves. SO cool!

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I layered a few “love” Altenew Script Words Dies (SSS | ALT) die cuts together and covered the stacked piece with Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens and Tonic Crystal Glaze.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Perfect Pearls are also fun to use with layered stamp sets. Here, I used them with the new Altenew Climbing Clematis Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) on Gina K Plum Punch Cardstock. Be sure to watch the video to see the steps I followed.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This is one of the products that looks much better in real life then in photos – the shine is amazing! The sentiments are from the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Another set I really like from this Altenew release is the Altenew Ditsy Print Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). This can be used to make colorful layered flowers! However, I decided to stick with a monochromatic look with Perfect Pearls.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This card has just a bit of Perfect Pearls, but it makes a big difference!

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also use Perfect Pearls to create a shimmer paper. Here, I inked cardstock and then applied Perfect Pearls. I die cut the paper with the Altenew Mega Alphabet H Die (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Mega Alphabet I Die (SSS | ALT) – such pretty shine! The “hello” is from the Flower Arrangement Die Set (SSS | ALT) and the background features the Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die (SSS | ALT).

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Check out that shine…

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

RELATED VIDEOS

There are MANY ways to you can use Perfect Pearls. Here are a few more videos…

ALTENEW RELEASE

The products I used today are from the newest Altenew release. You can see all the products HERE at Altenew or HERE at Simon Says Stamp.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sweetest Peas Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Canopy Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Cherished Memories Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Majestic Bloom Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Script Words Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Climbing Clematis Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Ditsy Print Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mega Alphabet H Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mega Alphabet I Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Flower Arrangement Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
* Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Perfect Pearls
[ SSS ]
Ranger Perfect Pearls Set of 2
[ SSS ]
Ranger Perfect Pearls Metallics Set
[ SSS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tonic Crystal Glaze
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
VersaMarker Pen
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Swiffer Dusting Cloths
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Design Master Clear Finish Matte Spray
[ AMZUS ]
Altenew Coral Berry Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Deep Iris Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Rubellite Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Pinkalicious Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Grafix Platinum Vellum
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Royal Purple Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Gina K Coral Reef Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Jelly Bean Green Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Plum Punch Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Tranquil Teal Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Passionate Pink Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Coral Reef Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Jelly Bean Green Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Plum Punch Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Passionate Pink Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
3M Foam Tape
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Lucys Cards Bridal Jewels
[ SSS ]


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61 thoughts on “Stamping + Pigment Powders”

  1. I have used Perfect Pearls quite often in the past, but these techniques are wonderful, a lot of new ones for me. Thank you so much for sharing all of this with us. So many fun things to be trying, I’m itching to get some crafty time now.

  2. I love perfect pearls and more videos using them would be great. I can’t wait to try them with layering stamps

  3. Holy Smokes these are beautiful! I have a few hours today before the kids are out of school for the summer – forget about cleaning the house! I’m going to play ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wonderful video! Thanks for sharing tbe PP techniques! I cojld always use more ideas on hkw tk use them. They don’t get enough love!

  5. Thank you Jennifer for sharing this technique. I have some Perfect Pearls but have not used them so guess what I have planned when my husband is away on his golf trip?

  6. Had to go to the store to buy the Perfect Pearls, Jennifer! Used 40% off coupon so got the metallic set of four! Can’t wait to play! Need to clean off the disaster on my stampin’ table first tho. Did a project and haven’t had a chance to clean it up! LOL TFS Yes…PLEASE MORE with Perfect Pearls!

  7. Thank you! I have some seldom-used Perfect Pearls and your ideas will be very helpful. I’ve already played around, a bit, using your techniques and got good results. Yay! You’re an awesome teacher and I appreciate all your work.

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