Swarovski Rhinestones Guy Fawkes Mask Embellishment Project
February 22, 20232 min read
Rhinestone embellishment has always been popular when creating fancy dress costumes for special occasions and theatre productions. Masks covered in glittering crystals have risen in popularity in recent years thanks to trending Netflix shows like “Squid Game” and DJ influencers like “SICKICK” on Instagram, among others. Any mask can be transformed into something utterly captivating with the help of non Swarovski rhinestones, glue and a few craft tools. Follow the instructions below to make this fabulous Serinity Guy Fawkes Mask with Swarovski Rhinestones and remember that the method can be applied to any design, so we encourage you to branch out and create stunning custom looks of your own!
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Ensure that the mask is clean and gently buff the surface with sandpaper if it is shiny so that the surface becomes matt, this will provide a ‘key’ and ensure a strong bond with the resin glue and crystals.
Fill the Crystal FX syringe part way with E6000 resin glue and cover a small section of the mask with a thin layer of glue. Allow 10 minutes for the glue to become tacky, this section of glue will have approximately one hour of work time before it starts drying and will take 24 hours to fully cure.
Use the Magic Sorting Tray for storing the Swarovski rhinestones and use the Wax Picker Pen to pick up and place your crystals strategically onto the mask that suits your design. When filling a shape, it is best to start with the outline and work your way in. Try to leave no spaces between your crystals for the best finish.
Work your way around your mask in small sections, allowing the glue to set each section at a time before continuing. This is because on three-dimensional items gravity the crystals can slide out of place before the glue has fully dried.