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Post by JBax on Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:25 pm

Not yet anyway.

I know: Only use paint for faces. Only use glitter for faces. But, is there rhinestones for faces? And if so, where do ya get them? Like the peel-n-stick ones I used to pretend were earrings when I was a kid.

My immediate plans involve an adult for a photo shoot, so it's not a regular face-painty scenario. So I bought some craft rhinestones and eyelash adhesive.
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by Metzpah on Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:29 pm

I use flat back rhinestones/gems and eyelash glue. Worked all day at a hot dusty renaissance fair.
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Post by len sherrard on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:12 pm

krylon has a great water soluble spirit gum i got some, then i wanted to use cheap acrlyic rinestones for kids at farmers market/birthday party, i went to a craft store to look for the rinestones and discovered some stickon gems designed for scrapbooking, so i grabbed a few to try and discovered they stick on a tad better then the spirit gum on bare skin, but spirit gum will work thru paint on skin and the stick ons not so well. Then i looked into some actuall flat back crystals, i plan on using them for some upscale fund raisers im scheduled to work this year, and on some designs for people who are heading out to partys.Yes there is a huge difference in price between rinestones and crystals, but boy do the crystals bring out the 'wow' factor.
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by LoneWolf on Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:25 am

Just use whatever, as long as the glue is approved for the body/face. I got some of the stick-on from Snazaroo, and I have the kids back in an hour because the have fallen of. So now I use the glue for glitter tattoos on then. Works great and fast.
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by Wildcatfin on Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:03 am

Loads!
I steer clear of jagged shaped metal things like star sequins just incase.

A lot of the international competitions for some reason will only let you use Swarovski crystals (?Why?) but many make-up shops etc sell all sorts. Grimas do ranges of sequins etc in jars loose or in clear face gel.

Nail art stuff is also good, even normal sequins but be aware some are made like a sandwich and may peel off the big layer and fall off, leaving a not very glamorous sort of internal layer stuck to the face. oh and some sort of 'bleed' their colour into the glue.

feathers is another good stick on - the wee fluffy coloured ones? and googly eyes. So are acrylic 'gems'.

i'd say use water-removeable spirit gum etc for kids; even snaz do it. Tiny dots of pro adhesive or Mastix Plus for adults/ things you really want to stay. If done over paint will come off easier which can be good or bad.

the peel and stick eyes/ shapes/ sequins suck - they either stick to the sheet and won't come off or won't stay on for more than 3 mins! i gave up on them.

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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by Debi's Doodles on Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:04 pm

I use the swarovski crystals with the sticky stuff already on the back with my tats and they stick REALLY GOOD. I have sooo many I got with my airbrush kit so I occassionally use them on a special face painting....but not every party because they are pricey but beautiful. They would be perfect for something special like you are doing. Heres the link http://www.tatstore.com/categories/individual-crystal-designs
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by JBax on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:01 pm

Cool! Thanks everyone!
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by photomomma6 on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:26 am

I get bags of different colored shapes and sizes at the dollar store--you get a bunch!. Then I get eyelash glue in the bottle (latex free) and when I'm done with the butterfly or whatever they're getting, I put a gem upside down in their hand, paint the back, paint a dot on the their head (they usually want them for the butterfly's head) and tell them to count to 50. That way, I can start on someone else, and they have something to do. They love it. It sticks, and it doesn't come off. Good luck!
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by PrincessMeg on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:32 am

I really like the idea of having them count so that the next kiddo isn't standing there while we're waiting on the eyelash adhesive to get tacky. I use the eyelash glue method as well... it's an old dance / cheer trick we used to use way before I was into face painting. We'd glue them on for performances, or even glue them down our zig-zaggy parts when we had crazy up hair do's. I wouldn't do that to a child though bc you have to know how to get the glue out of your hair...

but if anyone's interested in doing it on themselves when they're in costume, you apply normally. You shower normally and wash your hair, but then you have to comb the glue out when your hair is wet. It's really not difficult... I'd just hop out and do it, then hop back in and rewash. shampoo rinse repeat. lol Just an FYI because they look really cool going all the way down a part in your hair. Wink
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by CATZ on Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:41 am

I use gems I've picked up from craft stores. I like the really big ones for the centre of the forehead on princesses. I use the smaller ones as detail on the edges of butterflies. I found it a real paint to hold the little suckers as I glued them on so I came up with a blob of 'sticky tack' on the end of a stick. I shape it to be a small enough point to hold the front of the gem as I put glue on the back and then press it in place on the face. It comes off easier than with just my fingers.
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by JBax on Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:42 pm

Similar question: Does the adhesive hold larger feathers on?
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by Wildcatfin on Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:23 am

How large? And depends on feather/ glue. Some of them are actually quite heavy, so, no, but I have done it with medium (duck? goose?) feathers on forheads - the ones dyed to parrot colours in kids craft shops.
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by squiggle on Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:14 pm

I had a Mardi Gras party yesterday and I wanted to try to see if the glue would hold a feather AND a large gem, and it did, all day! I had to hold it in place for a few minutes until the glue dried and held and I was afraid it would fall off, but it held all day and I ended up having to peel it off last night when I got home.
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by Metzpah on Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:34 am

what type of glue? eyelash glue?
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Post by squiggle on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:04 am

Mine was the body glue from Amerikan Body Art...
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by Metzpah on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:23 am

cool, thanks!
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Re: Like a Rhinestone Cowgirl

Post by LoneWolf on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:37 pm

I use the glue for glitter tattoos. Very effective =)
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