Pigment Powders and Embossing Paste!

Hi everyone, welcome back to the blog! It’s Shari here with a quick technique for you.

I’ve been experimenting with adding iridescent pigment powders (Perfect Pearls) to some Viva Decor black modeling creme. From the front view, the paste looks normal and black.


But when it catches light, the colors come out. Below it looks like a teal green or almost purple, I can’t even describe it. But it’s super COOL!


I’ve shot a video of how I mixed the powder and paste and a peek at how the card came together. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.


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Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a chance to try out mixing some of your pigment powders into your pastes. Go ahead and try other color pastes too!

  1. Dear Shari, your card looks so chic and beautiful! I LOVE the background that you created with the amazing script stencil and the mixed paste with the perfect pearls! I really want to try your technique as I’m sure that the iridescent paste doesn’t really shows its color through the photos. Thank you for this great idea and for the inspiration!

  2. What a cool technique!! I will have to try this when I have a chance!! Thanks for showing us this and for the opportunity to win!!

  3. What a stunning card!!! I really like it a lot. The powder in paste technique looks really awesome.

  4. This is beautiful! What an amazing effect adding the pigment powders makes! Thanks for sharing your work, and for the video showing your process.

  5. WOW! The result is fantastic! This is a fabulous card!I got some neglected perfect pearls that will be put to use soon! TFS! Have a wonderful day!

  6. I have pinned this to my technique board – a fabulous way for me to use my Perfect Pearls, because I’m assuming it will work beautifully with my embossing pastes: thank you Shari! Gorgeous technique and gorgeous creation, already am a subscriber, thank you for sharing Karen

  7. Thank you so much for showing this technique. I never would have known to do this myself. Please keep doing these types of videos on techniques.

  8. Love this card, Shari. The stencil seems perfect for a card background as it is not too busy and has some open spaces. Nice work, as usual.

  9. I never thought of using pigment powder with embossing paste…I bet I could get some kewl effects with my PearlX powders!!! Thanks for sharing!! =)

  10. This card is stunning, I love the black script on the background. What a wonderful idea and a lovely card.

  11. This is a wonderful technique that I will certainly try. Love the stencil and and how the color changes. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  12. I keep seeing this new technique and it is so cool. I cant wait to pick up some paste and start on some new designs. Thank you for the tutorial. Its so much easier to try new products when you already know how to use them.

  13. Another one my five year old junior crafter loved. She loves blingy, shiny, sparkle. She loves Wink of Stella and she’s a lefty! I think we may try some pasty mixy stuff. I’m always afraid of breaking some unwritten craft rule. I need people like you to come along and blaze the trail! Thanks!

  14. Wow! Another gorgeous card with a very cool technique. I can’t wait to try this effect. I need to buy just a few items & then off & running with ideas I go. I absolutely love Simon Says & all the products are so wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing these lovely ideas. Happy Crafting!!

  15. Wow! This is a beautiful classy card, Shari. Thanks for the video; definitely want to try this.

  16. Your card is spectacular! I love the look you achieved with the colored paste and the perfect pearls. Thanks for sharing with us.

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