The bruises and extra grime are optional, but help add to the over-all look. It's easy to make, has a relatively low cost, and would make a great addition to a Halloween zombie costume. (As opposed to the zombie costume you wear when you go out for lunch or to the zoo).
-Yellow, purple, brown, and black acrylic paint
-f/x flesh gel
-A bowl of hot water
-A threaded needle
-A couple cotton balls
-A sharpened pencil
Step 1: Making the Base
-Pour some of the gel onto the area you wish to work on. Use your fingers to form the type of line in the picture below before the gel dries.
- Cut a line through the middle of the gel with the tip of a pencil as it is starting to thicken.
Step 2: Adding the Blood
-Mix the paints together, and add mostly black. The finished color should look like dried blood.
- Dip the cotton ball into the paint and lightly dab it on your foot, mostly around the edges of the cut.
-Of course, if you like the way the open cut looks, you can always skip adding the stitches.
Step 3: Stitching
- Poke the end of the needle through one side of the gel, and gently pull it through to the other side. If you pull the needle too quickly the gel may break. This can be covered up, but if you want a cleaner (I use that word lightly) result, than this step may take a bit of time to complete.
- Keep threading! Go back and forth between each side of the cut util you have the entire area stitched up. To end the string, cut off the excess and tie a knot.
Step 4: Results
In the finished picture, the cut looks somewhat shiny, but it only appears that way because of my camera's flash. The actual finished product doesn't shine in such a wonderfully glossy manner.
Thanks for reading my instructable. I'm always open to answer any questions or read any advice!