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How To Make Latex Scars

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When my girlfriend dumped me I found hobbies to busy myself in... Sadly enough, making latex scars was one of them. I am not experienced in any way, this is how I do them, they don't look amazing but some of them turn out quite realistic.
 
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Step 1: What You Will Need

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1 Bottle of Liquid Latex (check on eBay for good prices)
A Syringe (optional)    Used for a fine, controled flow of latex
Medium & extra fine paint brushes
Red, dark pink & light-medium brown paints
A piece of paper for a dry brush effect
PATIENCE

Step 2: First Layer

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Take your bottle of latex and syringe, if your are using one, and drawn in some liquid.

Apply a thin layer if the area you want your scar to be.
My scar is on my left wrist for ease as I have no-one as a test-subject/camera-man.


Now wait for the first layer to dry. Pass your time by doing something fun, I talked to my friends on msn and played GTA for a few minutes.

When the colour has changed slightly and you can notice an obvious change in viscossity, take a small ubber strip and press it to the surface. This creates an un-even surface, giving the scar a realistic look, otherwise it would be far too shiny.

Step 3: First Paint

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Take your pink paint. the paint is pink as to replicate the colour of inflamed skin.

Take a small amount of paint and rub it into the paper to take most of the moisture away.
The brush should still have some paint on it, not dried.

gently paint the latex. The scar should not look too pink... It should just have had a slight colour change, making it look irratated.

Before proceding, let the paint dry.

Step 4: Second Layer

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Next, apply a second thin layer of latex over the painted first. This will lock the colour in and stop them mixing.

Again, dab with a piece of textured rubber to create a life like appearance.

Wait for the latex to dry before moving on.

paper kotik4 months ago

yes

could you do it with one or two layers
I dare say you could but it wouldn't have the same effect and the paint may come off.

Since making this, I have found out that gelatin is much better for prosthetics, I may be posting an instructable on this at some point.