How To Make a Silicone Gel Filled Appliance With Q‑Ballz™


This instructional video shows how to create a silicone gel filled makeup prosthetic appliance using Q-Ballz™ and Ecoflex® GEL materials.

Q-Ballz™ is a single component liquid that can be used as a bald cap plastic or for encapsulating silicone gel prosthetic appliances.
Thin with acetone to airbrush material into a mold (or over a plastic head form) for creating a membrane. Use as soon as possible
after opening.

The edges of a silicone prosthetic appliance encapsulated in Q-Ballz™ can be dissolved away with acetone. Q-Ballz™ can also be
used to create bald caps on an appropriate head form.

1. Apply a thin layer of release agent, such as Ease Release® 200 or petroleum jelly, to all surfaces of prosthetic mold.
2. Thin Q-Ballz™ with acetone. Generally 3-4 parts acetone added to 1 part Q-Ballz™ is sufficient.
3. Using an airbrush or other fine mist sprayer, spray a thin layer of thinned Q-Ballz™ over all mold surfaces.
4. Allow at least 10 minutes of drying time between layers.
5. Repeat step 3 and step 4 to build up an appropriate thickness. Generally, 3-4 layers are sufficient.
6. Fill mold using a silicone gel such as Ecoflex® Gel or Dragon Skin® softened with SLACKER® at a minimum of 100%.
7. Allow silicone gel to fully cure.
8. Optional - spray 3-4 thin layers of thinned Q-Ballz™ over back of appliance.
9. Demold silicone gel filled appliance with the assistance of a soft bush and talcum powder.
10. Fine edges of the completed encapsulated appliance can be dissolved using acetone.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

  • Mold Star™ Silicone Mold
  • Q-Ballz™ Cap Plastic
  • Ease Release™ 200
  • Ecoflex™ GEL
  • Mixing Cups and Sticks
  • Chip Brushes
  • Airbrush
  • Acetone
  • Makeup Adhesive
  • Alcohol Activate Makeup
  • Makeup Brushes