This is the Pearl Ex kit that I used to accent the wedding card. There are 12 bottles of pigment powders in different colors. The cards in the backgrounds are samples, but I don't think they are going to show up very well. They all shimmer in the light. The paperwork shows different ways to use the powders. They suggest mixing it with different mediums, like water, or gum arabic. I have used embossing gel, and will try other stuff, and let you know.