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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.
 The original wound will be sculpted out of non-sulfur clay, on a plastic base.

1 - The original wound will be sculpted out of non-sulfur clay, on a plastic base.
 A small amount of clay is placed on the base.

2 - A small amount of clay is placed on the base.
 The detail of the fake wound is created using wooden tools.

3 - The detail of the fake wound is created using wooden tools.
 The edges of the clay sculpt are smoothed using a cotton swab.

4 - The edges of the clay sculpt are smoothed using a cotton swab.
 Clay is sliced into flat pieces using a metal scraper.

5 - Clay is sliced into flat pieces using a metal scraper.
 The clay pieces are approximately 3/8'' thick.

6 - The clay pieces are approximately 3/8'' thick.
 The flat pieces are cut into strips.

7 - The flat pieces are cut into strips.
 Multiple strips will be used to construct a mold wall.

8 - Multiple strips will be used to construct a mold wall.
 The clay strips are pressed onto the surface of the plastic base.

9 - The clay strips are pressed onto the surface of the plastic base.
 The clay wall creates a water-tight containment field.

10 - The clay wall creates a water-tight containment field.
 Vinyl gloves are worn for the remainder of the moldmaking process.

11 - Vinyl gloves are worn for the remainder of the moldmaking process.
 Universal Mold Release® is sprayed onto all surfaces.

12 - Universal Mold Release® is sprayed onto all surfaces.
 Smooth Cast® 300 part A is pre-mixed by shaking the container.

13 - Smooth Cast® 300 part A is pre-mixed by shaking the container.
 Smooth Cast® 300 part B is pre-mixed by shaking the container.

14 - Smooth Cast® 300 part B is pre-mixed by shaking the container.
 Smooth Cast® 300 part A is dispensed into a small measuring cup.

15 - Smooth Cast® 300 part A is dispensed into a small measuring cup.
 An equal amount of Smooth Cast® 300 part B is dispensed.

16 - An equal amount of Smooth Cast® 300 part B is dispensed.
 The Part A of the Smooth Cast® 300 plastic is poured into a mixing container.

17 - The Part A of the Smooth Cast® 300 plastic is poured into a mixing container.
 Smooth Cast® 300 part B is added to the Part A.

18 - Smooth Cast® 300 part B is added to the Part A.
 The liquid plastic is mixed thoroughly.

19 - The liquid plastic is mixed thoroughly.
 The low viscosity Smooth Cast® resin is poured over the sculpt.

20 - The low viscosity Smooth Cast® resin is poured over the sculpt.
 After a few minutes, the Smooth Cast® plastic begins to cure.

21 - After a few minutes, the Smooth Cast® plastic begins to cure.
 Smooth-Cast® 300 cures in 20 minutes, and the clay mold wall is removed.

22 - Smooth-Cast® 300 cures in 20 minutes, and the clay mold wall is removed.
 The resin mold is removed from the sculpt.

23 - The resin mold is removed from the sculpt.
 The Smooth Cast® 300 captures excellent detail.

24 - The Smooth Cast® 300 captures excellent detail.
 A small amount of 99% isopropyl alcohol is poured into a cup.

25 - A small amount of 99% isopropyl alcohol is poured into a cup.
 The alcohol is used with a brush to clean the remaining clay out of the resin mold.

26 - The alcohol is used with a brush to clean the remaining clay out of the resin mold.
 The edges of the mold are sanded smooth.  Smooth Cast® 300 sands easily.

27 - The edges of the mold are sanded smooth. Smooth Cast® 300 sands easily.
 The finished flat resin mold is clean and ready for silicone casting.

28 - The finished flat resin mold is clean and ready for silicone casting.
 Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® silicone is a 1A:1B by volume platinum cure silicone designed for skin effects.

29 - Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® silicone is a 1A:1B by volume platinum cure silicone designed for skin effects.
 Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part A is dispensed into a measuring cup.

30 - Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part A is dispensed into a measuring cup.
 An equal amount of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B is dispensed into a measuring cup.

31 - An equal amount of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B is dispensed into a measuring cup.
 A small amount of Silc Pig® Flesh Tone pigment is added to the Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B.

32 - A small amount of Silc Pig® Flesh Tone pigment is added to the Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B.
 The Silc Pig® pigment is thoroughly pre-mixed into the part B.

33 - The Silc Pig® pigment is thoroughly pre-mixed into the part B.
 The Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part A is poured into a mixing cup.

34 - The Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part A is poured into a mixing cup.
 The pigmented Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B is added to the part A.

35 - The pigmented Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B is added to the part A.
 The silicone is thoroughly mixed.

36 - The silicone is thoroughly mixed.
 After 1 minute of mixing, the material is poured into a new cup (double mix and pour technique).

37 - After 1 minute of mixing, the material is poured into a new cup (double mix and pour technique).
 The material is mixed again using a new stick.  This ensures a complete mix.

38 - The material is mixed again using a new stick. This ensures a complete mix.
 The mixed Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is poured in a thin stream into the resin mold.  No release is necessary.

39 - The mixed Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is poured in a thin stream into the resin mold. No release is necessary.
 The excess silicone is scraped away using a wooden stick.

40 - The excess silicone is scraped away using a wooden stick.
 The material is left to cure for 40 minutes.

41 - The material is left to cure for 40 minutes.
 A small amount of talcum powder is dispensed.

42 - A small amount of talcum powder is dispensed.
 The back of the silicone appliance is powdered gently.  This helps keep the piece from clinging to itself.

43 - The back of the silicone appliance is powdered gently. This helps keep the piece from clinging to itself.
 The brush is used to help remove the silicone piece from the mold.

44 - The brush is used to help remove the silicone piece from the mold.
 The demolded piece has very thin edges, is translucent like skin, and is very flexible (Shore 2A hardness).

45 - The demolded piece has very thin edges, is translucent like skin, and is very flexible (Shore 2A hardness).
 A protective smock is placed on our model.

46 - A protective smock is placed on our model.
 The placement of the piece is tested by holding it up to the model's face.

47 - The placement of the piece is tested by holding it up to the model's face.
 Equal amounts of Skin Tite® parts A and B are dispensed into a mixing cup.

48 - Equal amounts of Skin Tite® parts A and B are dispensed into a mixing cup.
 The Skin Tite® components are thoroughly mixed.

49 - The Skin Tite® components are thoroughly mixed.
 A small amount of Skin Tite® adhesive is collected on a cotton swab.

50 - A small amount of Skin Tite® adhesive is collected on a cotton swab.
 The Skin Tite® is applied in a thin layer to the model's skin.

51 - The Skin Tite® is applied in a thin layer to the model's skin.
 The edges of the piece are pressed down gently using the cotton swab.

52 - The edges of the piece are pressed down gently using the cotton swab.
 A small amount of 99% isopropyl alcohol is poured into a cup.

53 - A small amount of 99% isopropyl alcohol is poured into a cup.
 A clean chip brush is cut down to create stiffer bristles.

54 - A clean chip brush is cut down to create stiffer bristles.
 Alcohol activated makeup will be used to color the silicone piece and help the appliance match the skin of the model.

55 - Alcohol activated makeup will be used to color the silicone piece and help the appliance match the skin of the model.
 A small amount of alcohol is applied to the brush.

56 - A small amount of alcohol is applied to the brush.
 The alcohol-soaked brush is then placed in some red alcohol activated makeup.

57 - The alcohol-soaked brush is then placed in some red alcohol activated makeup.
 The alcohol activated makeup is translucent.

58 - The alcohol activated makeup is translucent.
 The makeup is spattered onto the skin surface by 'flicking' the brush bristles.

59 - The makeup is spattered onto the skin surface by 'flicking' the brush bristles.
 The makeup helps to blend the piece into the surrounding skin color.

60 - The makeup helps to blend the piece into the surrounding skin color.
 More red makeup is used to color the interior of the wound appliance.

61 - More red makeup is used to color the interior of the wound appliance.
 A small batch of Skin Tite® is combined with Silc Pig® Blood pigment.

62 - A small batch of Skin Tite® is combined with Silc Pig® Blood pigment.
 This pigmented Skin Tite® is collected on a cotton swab.

63 - This pigmented Skin Tite® is collected on a cotton swab.
 The Skin Tite® is applied to the interior of the wound creating a 'wet blood' look.

64 - The Skin Tite® is applied to the interior of the wound creating a 'wet blood' look.
 The finished appliance looks and moves like real flesh.

65 - The finished appliance looks and moves like real flesh.
 A small amount of theatrical blood is applied to a fake knife.

66 - A small amount of theatrical blood is applied to a fake knife.
 The effect is completed by pretending to slice into the model's skin.

67 - The effect is completed by pretending to slice into the model's skin.
 The appliance will hold to the surface of the skin for a very long time, often for hours.

68 - The appliance will hold to the surface of the skin for a very long time, often for hours.
 Removal is simple.  First, the wound appliance is slowly peeled away.

69 - Removal is simple. First, the wound appliance is slowly peeled away.
 No adhesive remover is necessary.

70 - No adhesive remover is necessary.
 A makeup removal wipe is used to clean the alcohol activated makeup from the skin surface.

71 - A makeup removal wipe is used to clean the alcohol activated makeup from the skin surface.
 Clean up is fast and easy.

72 - Clean up is fast and easy.


Creating a Quick Wound Prosthetic Using Dragon Skin FX-Pro

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