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This is a great effect that can be used to look a bit like decaying flesh. It makes a great base for a zombie costume.

The shine will not be very apparent, my camera flash makes everything look shiny.

Materials
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* Liquid Latex
* Red, black, brown, and (optional) light orange/yellow paint
* Popsicle stick (to spread the latex with)
* Tissue paper
* Vaseline
* Fake blood (from a home made recipe or costume shop)

Scar gels and waxes can be on the expensive side, so I like to use as many easy to find materials as possible. I personally think paints produce a better looking effect than store bought sets.
 
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Step 1: Creating a Base

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WARNING: Before doing this project, drop a small amount of liquid latex on your skin and wait 5 minutes to test for allergies.

1.  Rub a bit vaseline around the area of skin you'll be working on. This will prevent hair ripping out when you remove the latex.

2.  Pour a thin layer of liquid latex on your chosen area and blend it in with the popsicle stick. Wait a minute or two until it is  dry, and add another layer.

3. Before the second layer dries, strip the tissue paper into thin sheets and layer them on the latex. Feel free to add small amounts of latex to different or drier areas.

5.  Make sure the paper looks a bit blended in with the latex. Wait for everything to dry.

6.  Gently tear excess paper away from the skin. Remove any paper that is not well attached to the latex.
Cryssassin2 months ago
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Cryssassin2 months ago
How do u get it
lilwitteck3 years ago
would i be able to use white/craft glue instead of the liquid latex?

- love the instructable btw :D
gallimaufry13 (author)  lilwitteck1 year ago
wduck is right, unflavored gelatin is a great alternative to liquid latex. Mix about four tablespoons of powdered gelatin to one or two tablespoons of milk, and microwave the mixture for a few seconds until it just melts. It'll be really hot, but if you let it cool the gelatin will harden and you'll have to reheat it.
Will the gelatin still adhere if you put down a layer of vaseline first?
I was wondering the same thing. I think you can, but i hear that gelatin works better.
butterbee852 years ago
So awesome! I did a trial run on my hand earlier today to kind of get an idea where I want to go with it for my costume.
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These are some examples of burns I've created using this technique :) I used toilet paper though, and liked the ending result x) The instructable really helped! C:
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pcordukes2 years ago
Awesome Instructable.... I made some chages and did it myself and am chuffed iwth the outcome. Many thanks :)
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hayward3 years ago
Wow, that looks really good.

Question, what kind of paint did you use; poster paint or face paint?
gallimaufry13 (author)  hayward3 years ago
Poster paint.
lampworkz3 years ago
awesome! def going to try this...also try to post pics too :) nice work!
That looks totally awesome. I wish I could paint that good! Maybe I can find a friend, because I really want to try this :D
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Habacuc3 years ago
A really good tutorial, I wonder why nobody comment this before. I'll try it for halloween and post pictures.
gallimaufry13 (author)  Habacuc3 years ago
Thank you! I can't wait to see them. :)