1. riightbrainnoise asked: What kind of videos did you learn from? I'm trying to get my sculpting better

    Stuart Bray has a Youtube Channel with some excellent sculpting tutorials, here are a couple:
    Skin Textures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAc2hDCHlQ

    Reptile Skin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUh4VUAQlNQ 

    In general, I will google or youtube the specific thing I’m looking to learn/create (say, makeup+reptile+skin).

    There’s a couple of DVD’s that I’ve paid for which are great, too. Stuart Bray has a good one called Spectacular Sculpt Gel, for using out of kit sililcone. http://www.mouldlife.net/spectacular-sculpt-gel-1246-p.asp If you email Mouldlife and ask for Royal Mail shipping it doesn’t cost a lot for international delivery.

    Neill Gorton has some great DVD’s which are available to stream online, and his sculpting, moulding, and painting are all exquisite. http://shop.mfxwarehouse.co.uk/dvds/dvd-s/the-art-of-silicone-prosthetics/the-art-of-silicone-prosthetics-compilation-set.htm

     
  2. I played with some bruise makeup today. Skin Illustrator FX palette on the left (alcohol activated), and Ben Nye Media Pro palette on the right (creme makeup). I’ve had a lot more experience with Skin Illustrator, so I prefer it and find it easier to use. However, the creme makeup is good for sensitive skin, especially if you’re doing makeup around the eyes (say, for black eyes). 

    I got the Ben Nye palette for Christmas, but I haven’t used it much yet. I’ll have to play with it some more. 

     

  3. irishphilosophy asked: GURL HOW DO TOU MAKE THAT GEL YOU USE FOR FLESH?? I NEED THAT SO BADLY. Sorry the caps, just saw it now

    I used the makeupfx.com info gelatine recipe because I was pressed for time and didn’t want to leave it to soak overnight:

    "Gelatine base recipe:

    450 gram Glycerine, liquid (Buy it in a paint shop, pharmacy or a chemistry shop)

    450 gram Sorbitol, liquid (Buy it in a paint shop, pharmacy or a chemistry shop)

    150-200 gram Gelatine powder (A high quality gelatine is the best but the stuff you buy in a food shop is ok. Quality is measured in a ”bloom” scale and 300 is great for this!)Remember that gelatine is a natural product and can differ in quality so slight alterations in the recipe might be needed.

    Mix the liquids and one tablespoon of water in a plastic or glass bowl.

    Put it into the microwave on full effect (800 W) for 4 minutes

    All times stated here might need to be changed to suit your microwave.

    It is warm enough when you can’t put your finger in it without burning it. Gelatine melts in a temperature around 70°C.

    Remember that you should never let the gelatine boil but just melt it.

    The fibres in the gelatine are destroyed if it boils.

    Add the powder slowly while stirring fast.

    Let the gelatine powder absorb the liquid and swell for five minutes.

    Put it back in the microwave for two minutes.

    Open and stir a few times during.

    Remember that gelatine is not allowed to boil!

    Take it out and let it cool for two minutes and stir it often during that time.

    Repeat the four minute procedure (heat+cool) somewhere between seven or eight times.

    This is needed to thoroughly melt the gelatine powder.

    You can put a little drop on a cool surface and feel how it feels when it’s cooled down.

    If it is all done it is a very soft but still firm (sounds weird but that is how gelatine feels when it’s good).

    Let the mix cool for a while before pouring it into ice cube trays

    Put it flat on the table to cool.

    The gelatine can now be re-melted whenever you need to use it.

    Tip!

    As you need to let the gelatine cool between the runs in the microwave, do two batches at the same time.

    This saves you a lot of time.

    Health and safety!

    Gelatine is HOT! If you get it on your skin it will burn you until your skin comes off!

    I always wear protective gloves, covered shoes, long trousers and protective glasses.

    You can’t play it too safe when working with dangerous materials.”

    _________________

    Next time I will allow more time and try this recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnPUDz5N1HU

     
  4. I had my first play with the gelatine we made. Some gashes and fake glass on the arm, and a water scald over the fingers. It’s quite hard to work with, and I prefer the consistency when it’s too hot to use without burning myself for reals. Once it’s at an okay temperature to put on the skin, it gets stringy like mozzarella cheese, and has such a short workable time. But it’s very flesh like consistency when dry, and is very flexible material, and cheap. 

     
  5. Has anyone made their own gelatine before? Did it smell like a mix of parmesan cheese and vomit, or did my friend Astrid and I severely mess up our batch? :p it smells so nasty.

     
  6. A pic of me with the sis (model) hanging out, maggots in our eyes. Just sister things. 

     
  7. We also used the appliances with bloooood. 

     
  8. Photos of the maggot eye makeup

     
  9. Part two is up! The application of the maggot eyes. 

     
     
  10. Part one of the Tutorial on Maggot eyes. This one is how to flat mould the eye piece. 

     
     
  11. Tutorial coming soon.. 

     
     
  12. YAY! Stuart Bray does this best videos. This is his new one on sculpting skin textures. 

     
     

  13. Ssssamantha convinced me to get an instagram

    So I set one up, uploaded my backlog of photos and will try to keep it updated when I do new makeups :) I’m at freakmosfx if anyone is interested in following me there. 
    God, there’s so many platforms online now. 

    ☑ Tumblr
    ☑ Facebook page
    ☑ Youtube
    ☑ Reddit
    ☑ Imgur
    ☑ Twitter
    ☑ Instagram

    I haven’t got a pinterest but I don’t think I ever will. I might make up a blog or a website someday. 

     
  14. New video - all about fake bloods. 

     
     
  15. New Video :)