Hello! Today I am sharing more fun ways to use Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders. Perfect Pearls can be used in many ways… are inexpensive… and many crafters have had them for years. I am hoping you like these techniques!
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I have done many Perfect Pearls videos in the past. (See below.) Perfect Pearls are pigment powders made up of fine granules of mica with a built in resin and binder. Therefore you can use them on your paper projects wet or dry. These powders give gorgeous shimmery effects. Since Perfect Pearls have been around for years and are not expensive, many crafters have had them in their stash for a long time! So today I am sharing a few ways to use them creatively.
My first example shows how to “lift and add” Perfect Pearls for a shimmery, stamped background. I covered navy cardstock with Versamark Ink and added Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls. I then inked up the tree image from the new SSS Gina K Joy of the Season Stamp Set and stamped it with Versamark Ink to “lift” the Perfect Pearls away. Finally I added Forever Blue Perfect Pearls over the trees for a two-tone shimmery image.
When I did the Perfect Pearl lifting on the last card, I stamped the lifted ink onto another piece of navy cardstock. I added Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls to the trees for a second card. I also added navy marker and Posca Extra Fine White Paint Pen dots for interest in the background.
My next card shows a background made with layered stamping and Perfect Pearls. I first stamped snowflakes from the SSS Gina K Joy of the Season Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and added Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls. I then stamped the Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp with Versamark Ink and added Forever Violet Perfect Pearls. I love the two-tone look and it is easy to do.
Today’s last two cards feature the Tim Holtz Natures Wonder Stamp Set. I covered olive cardstock with Versamark Ink and added Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls. I then lifted the pearls away by stamping the leaves with Versamark Ink. I love the shine and detail.
When doing the lift technique, I stamped the leaves on another olive cardstock piece and I added various colors of Perfect Pearls. I really like the mix of colors! I also stamped the Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp on top with olive ink.
I am amazed at the detail you can get with these techniques!
Want to learn more ways to use Perfect Pearls? Check out my playlist HERE.
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