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Perfect Pearl Techniques

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!

More Perfect Pearls Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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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.

More Perfect Pearls Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Check out that shimmer! I added white dots with a Posca Extra Fine White Paint Pen… and a sentiment with the Birch Press Big Joy Sugar Script Dies and Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words Stamp Set.

More Perfect Pearls Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

The sentiment includes the Birch Press Big Peace Sugar Script Dies and Birch Press Joy and Peace Stamp Set.

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.

More Perfect Pearls Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a layered die cut from the Birch Press Radiant Ornament Dies, along with a Birch Press Big Peace Sugar Script Dies and Birch Press Joy and Peace Stamp Set sentiment.

More Perfect Pearls Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

More Perfect Pearls Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The sentiment includes the Birch Press Big Friend Sugar Script Dies and Simon Says Stamp Simple Sentiments Stamp Set.

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!

More Perfect Pearls Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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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 SSS and Birch Press branded. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

SSS Gina K Joy of the Season Stamp Set
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Tim Holtz Natures Wonder Stamp Set
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Birch Press Joy and Peace Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words…
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Simon Says Stamp Simple Sentiments 1…
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Simon Says stamp Falling Snow Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp
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Birch Press Radiant Ornament Dies
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Birch Press Big Joy Sugar Script Dies
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Birch Press Big Peace Sugar Script Dies
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Birch Press Big Friend Sugar Script Dies
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All Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder
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Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls
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Forever Blue Perfect Pearls
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Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls
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Forever Red Perfect Pearls
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Perfect Copper Perfect Pearls
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Forever Violet Perfect Pearls
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Ranger Perfect Pearls Set of 2
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Ranger Perfect Pearls Metallics Set
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Ranger Brushes
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VersaMark Ink
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Coffee Filters
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Swiffer Dusting Cloths
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Microfiber Cloth
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Design Master Clear Finish Matte Spray
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Posca Extra Fine White Paint Pen
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Tim Holtz Trimmer
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares
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Lawn Fawn Blue Jay Ink
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Hero Arts Soft Olive Ink
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Lawn Fawn Blue Jay Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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41 thoughts on “Perfect Pearl Techniques”

  1. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the techniques! It’s been a while since I’ve used my perfect pearls, so it’s nice to have this.

  2. Wow! I have many perfect pearls that I never use. No more! Your cards are beautiful, and the video instructions give me confidence that I can make this! Thank you, Jennifer, for your ever unique and inspiring videos!

  3. Oh goodness…these cards are simply stunning, Jennifer! I’m in love with the trees!! My mind is racing! Can’t wait to play with my Perfect Pearls…so much inspiration from you and so little $$$$ in my pocket! LOL

  4. Never have used Perfect Pearls, but that’s gonna change after seeing your gorgeous results. Thanks for the video and inspiration.

  5. Gorgeous cards Jennifer! I’ve just bought my first set of perfect pearls and have yet to try them.thank you for this video which will help me get started with them!

  6. Great video, Jennifer! Thanks so much for the new techniques to use with Perfect Pearls. I always love the results that I get with Perfect Pearls, but I frequently forget about them since they have been a part of my stash for so many years. It’s great to have a reminder to get them out and into action again!

  7. Gorgeous way to use the Perfect Pearls Jennifer. I love them all but I think the one with the Peace and wonder sentiment is my favorite. That background is so stunning. Thank you so much and have a nice weekend.

  8. Beautifully done…….the close-up are awesome
    I don’t have perfect pearl but I will get some and try this technique…tfs

  9. Ever since perfect pearls were introduced, I ALWAYS have them in my craft room. After all these years as you said, it’s probably my MOST fav. products! Never gets old! Always gets beautiful results!

  10. I have radiant pearls that are like paint. Do you know if I could do a similar techique with them? I won them years ago at a stamp show.
    Thanks!

  11. I love Perfect Pearls, great product. there are so many fun things that can be done with them. Thanks for sharing these fun techniques with us. So many new ideas to try, I don’t have time for them all, but I’m gonna give it a try.

  12. Thanks Jennifer, I have become a recent fan of your videos and I am getting so much more out of the products I already have, like perfect pearls, I just have a few colours but think I will add a few more now. I also really appreciate learning more about products I have been interested in but nervous about trying, and products I never thought I would have any interest in. I recently had a bit of splurge on craft items and I’m really happy with everything I have purchased because your videos and love of card making has pointed me towards what is right for me. I even bought a few copic markers recently, something I really did not think I would get much out of but I love them and look forward to expanding my small collection. Thanks Jennifer.

  13. Thanks for doing more things with perfect pearls. They have faded in recent years but I’m glad your bringing them back. They add nice shimmer and they are simple to use.

  14. Beautiful cards… new to card making so I have never used perfect pearls… love the look and will add them to the list of things I want to try. Thank you again Jennifer.

  15. Beautiful cards Jennifer. I have never worked with the perfect pearls before but I can see that this is something I may want to have in my card making stash. Thanks for sharing.

  16. This is one of my favorite videos! Thanks for the info. I love perfect pearls, but have felt limited in their uses, so this is so helpful! I love your videos and your attitude about crafting AND life!

  17. My, oh, my, what shimmer and shine! Brilliant! I have a jar of Perfect Pearls that I bought years ago to make my own glimmer spray. That’s all I have ever used it for. You can be sure I’ll try something new now! As always, thank you so much!

  18. Enjoyed your video, and am especially excited to try multiple colors of Perfect Pearls with leaf stamps as you did–absolutely gorgeous!

  19. Love the Pretty Pink Posh New Release……hard to pick a favorite; but, it’s between the Fall Foliage Stitched Dies and the Cute Kitties Stamps & Dies set. I’ve shied away from “cutesy” animals in the past, but I’m warming up to some of them and these are very versatile. Thanks, Jennifer for your always fun, creative and lovely cards and techniques. 🙂
    Bev

  20. Once again you bring us more fabulous ways of using perfect pearls. Love these techniques!! This is a beautiful set from Gina K. and it suits the look of the perfect pearls perfectly!

  21. Thank you for reminding us of techniques and products that we tend to “forget” with all the new things constantly being released. You really are so inspiring.

  22. Hi Jennifer: Today is a good day for a good day! I have a question regarding stamping platforms. Do you prefer the Misti or the Tim Holtz platform. I am finding the Tim Holtz platform does not stamp the whole stamp and in doing the perfect pearls lift off technique it does not lift off the whole image, thus ruining my card. I am wondering if it is me. (it does the same thing with other stamps, too) or does the Misti work better. I notice all other crafters videos use the Misti as well. Thanks, Ginni DelPiano

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