Playing with Perfect Pearls

Perfect Pearls Stacked Flowers

I’ve  been playing with Perfect Pearls again… this time with Perfect Pearls Powders, two dies from Sizzix (Tattered Flower Garland and Elegant Flourishes) and the Dot Matrix Texture Fade.

I made a short video tutorial last month showing three techniques I learned from Tim Holtz about Perfect Pearls. I used the first technique in the video (Perfect Pearls Dusting) for this project.


It started out like this.


And then I cut the flourishes and flowers from papers that looked like this.

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  1. Such a fabulous tag, great play with the perfect pearls.

  2. This is what I call a black beauty, totally gorgeous :). Wonder if I could use perfect pearls on linen?.

  3. Caroline says:

    Wow, love this & will check out video for sure as soon as I can!!
    I don’t have any of the products but techniques are always good to see…
    Sorry I am catching up in wrong orders life seems that way right now?! :))

  4. Lynn Stevens says:

    Gorgeous, Time to bust out my Perfect pearls!
    Hugs Lynn

  5. I love perfect pearls! This is such a great way to use them. Why didn’t I think of that! I’m following you in Feedly…so I think I will be OK.

  6. Gorgeous effect, Marjie–such a beautiful tag!

  7. Wow…, this is such a beatuiful tag. Love the gorgeous colors of Perfect Perals. 🙂

  8. Beautiful. The result is stunning. Thank you for showing how you did this.

  9. How cool Marjie..I have not played like this with perfect pearls now I want to try it 🙂 your art is so beautiful.
    susan s

  10. I love how your tag turned out! You’ve inspired me to play with a little shimmer and sparkle with my Perfect Pearls!

  11. Such a gorgeous, shimmering effect.

    And those flowers are really beautiful, Marjie!

  12. OMG, how gorgeous. I actually pulled my PPs out too this past weekend but man, totally loving your tag. 🙂

  13. Looks amazing! Love the shimmer!!

  14. Lovely tag, I always love the lustre of the pps! Hugs, Valerie

  15. so dark and romantic — beautiful…

  16. Oh my goodness Marjie, your tag is stunning! Love that it is dark but still very striking – it really is gorgeous! Hugs, Anne x

  17. I am so tickled that I now subscribe to your blog so I can’t miss anything!! Love this tag. I have so much to learn but artist lady, you sure have the tutorials to help me out!! Thanks a bunch!!

  18. Love Perfect Pearl projects, Marjie. I watched your video a while, but checked it out again today. Off to my studio to find my PP (which I just “had to have” years ago!). Thanks for the inspiration today!

  19. I love this black tag! Love sparkling product but i don’t kow to use perfectly!!!!! You are a fantastic teacher !!!!! BArbarayaya

  20. You got fabulous results…great tag Marjie! x

  21. I don’t own Perfect Pearls but they do look beautiful.
    Gorgeous tag and that flower is striking.

  22. Perfect Pearls are among my favorite mediums and Tim uses them quite often on his “Tag” series, so seeing the techniques up close and personal, had to be a blast! Love this PP tag and the flowers are yummy! Hugs!

  23. Oooh love this dark and moody piece. The pearls give it that extra something something I suspect you couldn’t get any other way….yum. xox

  24. Wowwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the flowers and loveeeeeeee that quote!!

  25. Great result Marjie!

    groetjes, Alie 🙂

  26. Love what you have created Marjie x great tut too. I must get my perfect pearls out as you have inspired me, especially that faux leather technique.

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  27. Thanks for this Marjie, off to check out the videos.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  28. Oh my goodness Marjie, this is fantastic. The colours are beautiful and the swirls just give the whole tag a wonderful finish. T F S. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  29. Trace metcalfe says:

    This looks great and love how all the colours have blended! Hugs x