Creating Professional "Movie‑Grade" Silicone Appliances and Skin Effects

Creating Professional

Roberto Mestroni is Italy’s most innovative make up / skin effects artist. He demonstrated his craft at a recent trade fair in Milano by transforming an 18-year actress into a witch using a variety of Smooth-On materials to create silicone appliances and layered skin effects.

Dragon Skin® FX-Pro Platinum Cured Silicone Rubber:
Dragon Skin® FX-Pro is soft, stable, high performance rubber specifically designed for creating silicone makeup appliances and skin effects.

EcoFlex® Platinum Cured Silicone Rubber:
EcoFlex® is an extremely soft, strong and very "stretchy" rubber. It can stretch many times its original size without tearing and will rebound to its original form without distortion.

Skin-Tite® Silicone Adhesive:
Skin-Tite® is a skin safe silicone used to create fast wounds, scars and to adhere skin effect appliances directly to the skin.

Silc-Pig® Silicone Pigments:
An infinite variety of color effects are achieved using Silc-Pig® silicone pigments. Blended Silc Pig® color pigments added to Skin Tite® will create hyper-realistic cuts, scars, slash wounds, bruises, necrotic (dead skin) effects, bullet holes and more.

Psycho-Paint® Platinum Silicone Paint Base:
Psycho Paint® is a versatile and easy to use platinum silicone paint base developed to help special effects and prosthetic artisans, doll makers, etc. easily create painted-on color effects for their platinum silicone creations.

NOVOCS® Silicone Solvent:
NOVOCS® is a low viscosity silicone solvent that evaporates quickly. NOVOCS® will lower the viscosity of Smooth-On silicone rubbers and contains no VOC’s. NOVOCS® is particularly useful in thinning down Psycho Paint® silicone paint base to apply via brush or airbrush to cured platinum silicone rubber props and prosthetics.