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Wound Make-Up Effect Using Shell Shock® Plate Mold and Skin-Tite®

This step-by-step guide will illustrate how to make a flat resin plate mold that you can cast platinum silicone into to make a realistic scar or wound make-up effect.

Looking for new Halloween ideas or need to create a theatrical fake scar or wound? Follow this step-by-step guide to making a facial wound appliance.

Materials needed:
  • Shell Shock® Brushable Plastic
  • Ease Release® 200
  • Non-Sulphur Clay
 A sculpture is created in non-sulphur clay.

1 - A sculpture is created in non-sulphur clay.
 Ease Release 200 is applied to the entire surface

2 - Ease Release 200 is applied to the entire surface
 Shell Shock® part A is measured (1A:5B by weight)

3 - Shell Shock® part A is measured (1A:5B by weight)
 Shell Shock® part B is measured (1A:5B by weight)

4 - Shell Shock® part B is measured (1A:5B by weight)
 The Shell Shock® is combined and mixed thoroughly.

5 - The Shell Shock® is combined and mixed thoroughly.
 A thin detail coat of Shell Shock® is stippled onto the clay sculpt

6 - A thin detail coat of Shell Shock® is stippled onto the clay sculpt
 Another batch of Shell Shock® is measured and mixed

7 - Another batch of Shell Shock® is measured and mixed
 This second batch is applied in a thicker coating

8 - This second batch is applied in a thicker coating
 A third batch of Shell Shock® is measured and mixed

9 - A third batch of Shell Shock® is measured and mixed
 The third layer is brushed on, creating a 3/8'' (1cm) mold thickness

10 - The third layer is brushed on, creating a 3/8'' (1cm) mold thickness
 The Shell Shock® mold is removed from the board

11 - The Shell Shock® mold is removed from the board
 Excess clay is cleared out of the mold using a wooden stick

12 - Excess clay is cleared out of the mold using a wooden stick
 After the edges of the mold are sanded smooth, Skin Tite® part A is measured (1A:1B by volume)

13 - After the edges of the mold are sanded smooth, Skin Tite® part A is measured (1A:1B by volume)
 Skin Tite® part B is measured (1A:1B by volume)

14 - Skin Tite® part B is measured (1A:1B by volume)
 Silc-Pig® flesh tone pigment is added to the Skin Tite® part B

15 - Silc-Pig® flesh tone pigment is added to the Skin Tite® part B
 The pigmented Skin Tite® part B is added to the Skin Tite® part A

16 - The pigmented Skin Tite® part B is added to the Skin Tite® part A
 The Skin Tite® silicone is mixed thoroughly for a perfect wound make-up effect.

17 - The Skin Tite® silicone is mixed thoroughly for a perfect wound make-up effect.
 The mixed Skin Tite® is spread into the mold using a wooden stick

18 - The mixed Skin Tite® is spread into the mold using a wooden stick
 Excess Skin Tite® is scraped away

19 - Excess Skin Tite® is scraped away
 After a 10 minute cure, the Skin Tite® piece is powdered

20 - After a 10 minute cure, the Skin Tite® piece is powdered
 The Skin Tite® piece is then carefully removed from the Shell Shock® mold

21 - The Skin Tite® piece is then carefully removed from the Shell Shock® mold
 The Skin Tite® wound make up appliance is now ready for application

22 - The Skin Tite® wound make up appliance is now ready for application
 Skin Tite is mixed and applied to the model's skin

23 - Skin Tite is mixed and applied to the model's skin
 The Skin Tite® piece is applied to the skin.

24 - The Skin Tite® piece is applied to the skin.
 More Skin Tite® is mixed and used to blend the edges of the piece

25 - More Skin Tite® is mixed and used to blend the edges of the piece
 After the Skin Tite® cures, theatrical makeup is applied for a fake blood effect.

26 - After the Skin Tite® cures, theatrical makeup is applied for a fake blood effect.
 The finished piece bends and flexes with the model's facial movements

27 - The finished piece bends and flexes with the model's facial movements

                   
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