How to Make a Quick Fake Wound Prosthetic Using Dragon Skin FX-Pro
Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is a soft, stable, high performance platinum silicone rubber specifically designed for creating silicone makeup appliances and fake skin effects.
What Makes Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Unique?
Soft - Shore 2A hardness allows for softer appliances using less SLACKER® deadening agent
Low Viscosity - combined with long working time reduces bubbles and makes pouring easier
Cures Dry - will not leach silicone fluid
Long Working Time - 10-12 minute working time is good for larger pours or injections
Fast Cure - 40 minute cure time allows for quick turnaround of castings or molds
More Workable - Do More - has a ‘gel’ stage - slushing the material into prosthetic molds is easier
In this demonstration, a fake wound resin mold is made using Smooth Cast® 300 liquid plastic. Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® silicone is pigmented and mixed, then poured into the plastic flat mold. The piece is then applied to the skin using Skin Tite® silicone adhesive. Perfect for homemade Halloween costumes, theatrical stage makeup, and even Hollywood special effects.
The process is quick, under 1 hour from beginning to end. Application and clean up are very easy and the results can be extremely realistic fake scars and wounds.
1 - The original wound will be sculpted out of non-sulfur clay, on a plastic base.
2 - A small amount of clay is placed on the base.
3 - The detail of the fake wound is created using wooden tools.
4 - The edges of the clay sculpt are smoothed using a cotton swab.
5 - Clay is sliced into flat pieces using a metal scraper.
6 - The clay pieces are approximately 3/8'' thick.
7 - The flat pieces are cut into strips.
8 - Multiple strips will be used to construct a mold wall.
9 - The clay strips are pressed onto the surface of the plastic base.
10 - The clay wall creates a water-tight containment field.
11 - Vinyl gloves are worn for the remainder of the moldmaking process.
12 - Universal Mold Release® is sprayed onto all surfaces.
13 - Smooth Cast® 300 part A is pre-mixed by shaking the container.
14 - Smooth Cast® 300 part B is pre-mixed by shaking the container.
15 - Smooth Cast® 300 part A is dispensed into a small measuring cup.
16 - An equal amount of Smooth Cast® 300 part B is dispensed.
17 - The Part A of the Smooth Cast® 300 plastic is poured into a mixing container.
18 - Smooth Cast® 300 part B is added to the Part A.
19 - The liquid plastic is mixed thoroughly.
20 - The low viscosity Smooth Cast® resin is poured over the sculpt.
21 - After a few minutes, the Smooth Cast® plastic begins to cure.
22 - Smooth-Cast® 300 cures in 20 minutes, and the clay mold wall is removed.
23 - The resin mold is removed from the sculpt.
24 - The Smooth Cast® 300 captures excellent detail.
25 - A small amount of 99% isopropyl alcohol is poured into a cup.
26 - The alcohol is used with a brush to clean the remaining clay out of the resin mold.
27 - The edges of the mold are sanded smooth. Smooth Cast® 300 sands easily.
28 - The finished flat resin mold is clean and ready for silicone casting.
29 - Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® silicone is a 1A:1B by volume platinum cure silicone designed for skin effects.
30 - Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part A is dispensed into a measuring cup.
31 - An equal amount of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B is dispensed into a measuring cup.
32 - A small amount of Silc Pig® Flesh Tone pigment is added to the Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B.
33 - The Silc Pig® pigment is thoroughly pre-mixed into the part B.
34 - The Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part A is poured into a mixing cup.
35 - The pigmented Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B is added to the part A.
36 - The silicone is thoroughly mixed.
37 - After 1 minute of mixing, the material is poured into a new cup (double mix and pour technique).
38 - The material is mixed again using a new stick. This ensures a complete mix.
39 - The mixed Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is poured in a thin stream into the resin mold. No release is necessary.
40 - The excess silicone is scraped away using a wooden stick.
41 - The material is left to cure for 40 minutes.
42 - A small amount of talcum powder is dispensed.
43 - The back of the silicone appliance is powdered gently. This helps keep the piece from clinging to itself.
44 - The brush is used to help remove the silicone piece from the mold.
45 - The demolded piece has very thin edges, is translucent like skin, and is very flexible (Shore 2A hardness).
46 - A protective smock is placed on our model.
47 - The placement of the piece is tested by holding it up to the model's face.
48 - Equal amounts of Skin Tite® parts A and B are dispensed into a mixing cup.
49 - The Skin Tite® components are thoroughly mixed.
50 - A small amount of Skin Tite® adhesive is collected on a cotton swab.
51 - The Skin Tite® is applied in a thin layer to the model's skin.
52 - The edges of the piece are pressed down gently using the cotton swab.
53 - A small amount of 99% isopropyl alcohol is poured into a cup.
54 - A clean chip brush is cut down to create stiffer bristles.
55 - Alcohol activated makeup will be used to color the silicone piece and help the appliance match the skin of the model.
56 - A small amount of alcohol is applied to the brush.
57 - The alcohol-soaked brush is then placed in some red alcohol activated makeup.
58 - The alcohol activated makeup is translucent.
59 - The makeup is spattered onto the skin surface by 'flicking' the brush bristles.
60 - The makeup helps to blend the piece into the surrounding skin color.
61 - More red makeup is used to color the interior of the wound appliance.
62 - A small batch of Skin Tite® is combined with Silc Pig® Blood pigment.
63 - This pigmented Skin Tite® is collected on a cotton swab.
64 - The Skin Tite® is applied to the interior of the wound creating a 'wet blood' look.
65 - The finished appliance looks and moves like real flesh.
66 - A small amount of theatrical blood is applied to a fake knife.
67 - The effect is completed by pretending to slice into the model's skin.
68 - The appliance will hold to the surface of the skin for a very long time, often for hours.
69 - Removal is simple. First, the wound appliance is slowly peeled away.
70 - No adhesive remover is necessary.
71 - A makeup removal wipe is used to clean the alcohol activated makeup from the skin surface.