Pearl Ex™ - Melted Pearls

by Beate Johns

Apply Pearl Ex™ over a clear embossed image for a shimmery look.


  • Pearl Ex®

  • Sponge dauber or another applicator to add Pearl Ex®

  • Clear embossing powder

  • Embossing Buddy™

  • Embossing Heat Tool

  • Powder Pals™

  • Swiffer™ Cloth

  • Cardstock

  • Versamark™


  1. Step 1

    Rub Embossing Buddy™ over cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Stamp image with Versamark™.

  3. Step 3

    Add clear embossing powder over the image and tap off excess powder.

  4. Step 4

    Use embossing heat tool to heat powder until it is melted.

  5. Step 5

    Wait a few seconds so the powder isn't too soft anymore. Then apply Pearl Ex™ over the still warm image.

  6. Apply Pearl Ex™ to entire image.

  7. Step 6

    Heat image again. The Pearl Ex™ will melt into the embossing powder.

  8. Step 7

    Once the image has cooled, wipe cardstock with a Swiffer™ cloth. It will take off the loose Pearl Ex™.

  9. Step 8 (Optional)

    Repeat steps two to seven with additional images if needed.

  10. Step 9

    Finish project.


    Create Shimmery Embossing Powder
    Another way to use clear embossing powder and Pearl Ex™ together is to combine a little of both in a small container. Now use it just like regular embossing powder.

Your Turn

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