Hey everyone! I apologize for my lack of posting recently; I’ve been on a sort of ‘learning spree.’ I’ve begun teaching myself makeup fx and prop making (with some help from youtube, of course) and today I’ve come to teach you!
CAUTION: Don’t put too close to your eyes… unless you have experience. When beginning, you have to learn HOW to use this technique… and soon you can choose WHERE to do it.
CAUTION #2: These pictures are horrible. I used the webcam of my Grandma’s computer (I’m at her house right now), so yeah… it wasn’t really meant for photography.
I’m going to be showing you how to make a medium-sized cut! This is what you’ll need:
Skin wax. You can buy it at the store or online, but I made mine using flour, a tiny bit of water, and petrolium jelly. Mix these things until it looks like mine:)
Fake blood. I made mine with corn starch, water, red food dye, and (this is weird, but it works) soy sauce. You don’t need soy sauce, but it will give it a more blood-like feel and look.
Someone to put it on! I’ll be doing it on myself, but it’s much easier (in my opionion) to do it on someone else.
To start out, make a small oval shape of it on your (or your model’s) skin. Don’t be worried if it feels to sticky to apply; just get some flour on your hands or use something else to apply it.
After you’ve made the shape, blend the sides onto your/your helper’s skin so it looks like it’s part of the real skin.
Lastly, put in the blood! This is quite simple, and you could always change it to fit what you want. I’ve added different colors to make it look infected, made it run out, added a bruise.. it all depends on what you envision. Mine didn’t work out like I wanted it to; usually I use fake blood from the store, and the stuff I made was more jello-y than runny, so it kind of just dipped down to my chin and made the inside of the ‘wound’ pink. I think it looks pretty good though!
I’ll be posting a lot more special effects in the future, so keep an eye out! Make sure to comment if you try this, too:)
Thanks for reading, guys… and make sure to like this post!