Monday, 28 October 2013

Halloween How To: Cut With Modelling Wax

Modelling Wax is a giant pain in my butt, I just can't seem to get it to smooth out! But its something I want to be able to use for special effects so I keep making attempts with it. As I'm sure you know by now, most of the things used can be found in this post here, except my supracolour palette which can be found here.

You will need:

Spirit Gum

Modelling Wax/Scarring Wax
A Metal Spatula
Liquid Latex
Setting Powder
Flesh colours (foundation can be used for this)
Red tones/Bruise Wheel (lipsticks work quite well)
Stage Blood

Step One
Hard to see but you get the idea!

Apply a small amount of spirit gum to the area you want the cut. Lightly tap it with your finger until it becomes sticky and fibres attach to your finger. Apply Vaseline to your fingers and the tip of the spatula, scoop out a small amount of wax and roll in between your fingers until it is pliable. Place onto the spirit gum and smooth out the edges using your fingers and the spatula.

Step Two

Once you are happy with the shape of your wax, use the edge of the spatula to create a cut down the middle of the wax. I gently fold the sides of the cut back a small amount to make it wider. Apply fixative or a few layers of liquid latex to set the wound and smooth it over.

Step Three

Once the latex is dry, dust over setting powder to set and take away shine. Use flesh tones all over the wax to blend in with your skin. I tried to use my supracolour palette, but I'm still learning how to mix the colours so it came out a bit yellow! Apply a deep red into the centre of the cut and stipple around the lip.

Step Four


Apply stage blood into the centre of the cut and stipple around the cut.

Halloween is only a couple of days away, I hope you're all excited! Have you got any plans this weekend?


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