For love and justice. Make a Sailor Moon Crystal Star Compact and you can cosplay as a pretty guardian in a sailor suit. This anime inspired craft is the perfect accessory for a Sailor Moon costume or gift for any Sailor Moon fan.
Here’s the tutorial video
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DIY Sailor Moon Crystal Star Compact
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED
gold polymer clay
gold acrylic paint
silicone clay blending tool
craft knife or blade
silicone baking mat
five rhinestones a 6mm pink rhinestone and a red, blue, gold and green 4mm rhinestones.
a strong glue like E6000
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Make sure to use a compact that can be put in a hot oven and not melt. Do not try this with a plastic compact If you have a plastic compact, you can still do this project with air-dry clay instead of bake-able polymer clay.
Start with metallic gold polymer clay. Roll a small piece of clay into a ball and press it into the center of the compact. Then take a 6 millimeter pink rhinestone and position it near the top of the clay circle. Once you have it positioned correctly, press it gently into the clay.
Then roll out thin rolls of gold clay to make the star. Make sure to refer to a picture of the crystal star compact as you are making the star to get the shape correct in relation to the central circle and gem. To create the star, gently press the thin rolls of clay onto the compact and cut them to the correct length with a craft knife or clay blade. Make the cuts angled so that the points of the star fit together nicely. If your compact does not have a gold border, this is the time to add a gold border around the outside. Once you have the star and border created, it is time to use a blending tool to smooth out all of the joins.
Once you have the star smoothed out, it’s time to add the gems. Very gently press the gems into position. Then use a dotting tool to create a circle indented in the center element. Finally, it is time to remove your gems before baking. Do not bake with the rhinestones on the project, they will melt. Leave the indentations in the clay where the rhinestones were so that they can be replaced after baking.
Bake according to the instructions on your clay package. Baking time and temperature will vary by clay brand and the size of your project.
Once the compact is baked and completely cooled it is time to add gold acrylic paint. This step is optional, but I wanted my star to match the gold edge more closely, and my gold clay looked too dark for my liking. If you used air-dry clay on a plastic compact, make sure to wait a full day for your clay to dry before painting and sealing it.
Once the paint is completely dry, it’s time to glue on the gems with a strong glue like E6000. Again, make sure to refer to a picture online to get the colored rhinestones in the correct positions. Once the glue has dried, your crystal star compact is ready to use any time you need a power boost.
Thanks for crafting with me. If you make a Sailor Moon Crystal Star Compact or any other anime-inspired craft leave me a comment and let me know, or tag a photo on Twitter or Instagram #craftymcfangirl. I’d love to see what you do!
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