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Post by Katurah on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:07 am

Question, where do you guys buy these jewels I see put on some faces, I'm still new but I'd love to get some soon!
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Post by martha on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:25 am

Acrylic gems can be found at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Jo-Ann's, Hancock Fabric, most craft stores in fact. You can put them on with eyelash adhesive or body glue like Metina sells.
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Post by Katurah on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:26 am

Thank you! Smile
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Post by martha on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:03 am

Little tip on the jewels. They stick better to bare skin. So if you already have paint in the area, take a moist Q-tip and clear the paint before you glue on your gem. Not necessary but more long lasting application.
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Post by pjhamel on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:38 am

I bought a big box of assorted jewels at Joann's last week for $2 (originally $5, but thanks to coupons I got it down to $2). Fun fact, Joann's now has a student discount card for high school and college students. You get additional discounts with it on top of coupons.
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Post by Becky521 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:47 pm

martha wrote:Little tip on the jewels. They stick better to bare skin. So if you already have paint in the area, take a moist Q-tip and clear the paint before you glue on your gem. Not necessary but more long lasting application.

Thank you for this tip! I have been forever dealing with kids coming back to me because they lost their gems!
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Post by Katurah on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:10 pm

Thank you for the tip, hopefully one day next week, since I'm on spring break, I can get to a hobby lobby or micheals Smile
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Post by Denise Cold on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:23 pm

I'll take one side of the q-tip and clear the paint and then dry it with the other side so it's not wet. For tiny gems, I've been touching a drop of glue to the spot on the face and then sticking the gem on...not as messy as trying to paint the glue on the back. I still apply glue first and let it dry as I'm painting for the bigger gems.
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Post by facesbybelle on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:32 pm

Nice tip Denise, definitely going to try it your way next time.
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Post by Becky521 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:52 am

I did the q-tip technique at a birthday party yesterday and the gems lasted the whole event! You are my hero!
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Post by Becky521 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:55 am

I have a question about the adhesive backed gem "clusters" that I see some painters use. Are the specifically for use on skin or are they more like scrap booking gems? I have avoided any self-stick gems except those sold by face paint retailers because I'd hate to cause a reaction by using "unsafe" gems.
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Post by martha on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:03 am

Have not heard of anyone having a problem using those. Lots of people use them and some companies like Snazaroo market them. Some of the self-stick ones stick better than others.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:51 am

Becky521 wrote:I have a question about the adhesive backed gem "clusters" that I see some painters use. Are the specifically for use on skin or are they more like scrap booking gems? I have avoided any self-stick gems except those sold by face paint retailers because I'd hate to cause a reaction by using "unsafe" gems.

Those are the only kind I use. I don't care for Snazaroo ones because more often than not, the adhesive stays behind when you peel it off the plastic card and you are left with a jewel in your hands that has no adhesive. I have some from Walmart that are self-adhesive ($4.96) but they are generally too big for most of my designs. My go-to ones are from Michaels and are from the scrapbook section. They are really inexpensive round jewels, gradient in sizes, on a small sheet...about $1.00 per sheet (approximately 4" x 3") and come in a whole bunch of colors.

Definitely keep a small container of cotton swabs (cut them in half first) in your kit and the gems will stick fine if you remove the paint as Martha said above. If the paint has dried, dip the very tip of the swab in your water (not too much water!) and remove the paint... also, make sure the spot of skin is dry before you stick the gem on. Very Happy
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Post by Katurah on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:22 am

You guys are awesome, can't wait to try!
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Post by Becky521 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:25 pm

I had the same experience with the Snaz gems. Lol. I may have to try some of the Michaels gems (the self-stick kind)!
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Post by Denise Cold on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:25 pm

My theory, and I think Linda was the one that started me thinking this way, is that there has to be a barrier of some kind. So you should have either paint standing between the scrapbook glue or use skin safe adhesive between the scrapbook gems and skin. I thought it sounded good so that's my method. I've also found that I NEEDED the adhesive on the large cluster gems to keep them on the paint or the pressure of the backing pops them off. So I'll do the same thing...glue, let dry and apply.

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Post by Katurah on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:28 pm

So, from what I'm getting, wipe off area for jewel, add the glue, let it dry, then apply the gem?
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Post by Denise Cold on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:36 pm

Large gems I apply the glue on the back as soon as I know I'm going to need it. This gives the gem a chance to dry to clear as I'm painting the design. Then after the paint is applied, I clear a spot on the focal point with a q-tip. By then, the glue is tacky and will stick really well.

For tiny secondary gems (if you are doing a whole bling mask) I will take my lipstick applicator and put glue directly on the paint where I'm putting the gems. I like to let it dry a bit while I put the big gem on and then put the little gems on.

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Post by Becky521 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:10 pm

Where is the "Like" button?!? Razz
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Post by martha on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:36 pm

FABAtv had a decent class on prosthetics. What Denise is talking about is letting the glue dry to the "tacky" stage I believe. Two tacky surfaces = good adhesion. Too "wet" and your gems slide out of place or "dry" and they fall off too quickly if they stick at all.
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:35 pm

I get gems from craft stores, but I hate having to wait for the glue to dry at gigs... applying that glue takes valuable time and it makes a mess of my stuff. I use a method suggested to me by my friend Paula Biggio where I take sheets of wax paper and glue the gems in rows with prosthetic glue. So I make my own peel and stick gems for WAY less, and they stick better than any retail peel and stick gems. I then organize them by size and color in a plastic stackable container with dividers that I found at Michaels.
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Post by Denise Cold on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:48 pm

Tilly, could I do the same with glitter tattoo glue? That would be a nice way to organize them too. I could sheet them up by color.
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:48 pm

Well, I haven't a lot of experience with glitter tats to be honest. I use my ProKnows nose glue that I use for my clown nose or the Nose/Gem Glue that Paula sells... whichever is most handy when I decide to make more sheets. The nose glue is best as it stays tacky and maleable. If the glue used for glittertats does that, then yeah, I don't see why there'd be any issue. but if it actually dries hard, you may not be able to get the gems off the wax paper.
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Post by Katurah on Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:47 am

martha wrote:FABAtv had a decent class on prosthetics. What Denise is talking about is letting the glue dry to the "tacky" stage I believe. Two tacky surfaces = good adhesion. Too "wet" and your gems slide out of place or "dry" and they fall off too quickly if they stick at all.

I see, I was a liitle confused. Thanks for clearing it up!

Can't wait for my next Michael's trip to buy some gems! Very Happy
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