Step 2: Add Some Skin Tone to the Latex.

Pour a drop or two of latex on the palette. Use just a teenchy bit of runny blood to tint it so that it doesn't have that strange yellow latex color when dry.

(BTW: test first for latex allergy if you have any doubts.)

It is important for sanitary reasons that you don't dip your brushes into product while it's in the bottle, but instead to dispense it onto a palette (or styrofoam or plastic plate). Cross-contamination can cause all sorts of yukky things to grow in your materials, and if you noticed, latex isn't exactly cheap (about $17 for a liter). This is even more important when it comes to greasepaint, and will be discussed in that step.

I have put a bit of runny blood in the lid here for the picture, but I would just allow a single drop to fall into the latex. Fake blood is worse than mustard in its ability to travel and stain, so use only what you need.

Stir the blood into the latex with the palette knife. *DON'T* use your brush; latex does not like to come out of nice brushes.

If you get it too dark like I did, pour out another drop of latex and use the mixture to tint it. It will dry a little darker, so err on the side of less tint.

All right: this is ethnically biased for pasty caucasians. If your skin is yellowy, you may be able to use just the latex without the tint. If you have darker skin, you'll need to use a little bit of ground eyeshadow or even a bit of instant coffee (mix with a drop of water first) to color the latex. While it's liquid, you can mix a water-based substance, including watercolors, into the latex. If you use anything oil-based, like foundation, it won't set up properly. But the runny blood will work for a lot of people, so try it and see how that goes.

No offense, but there are many ways to tell its fake: 1.no running blood, 2. clean razor, 3. who just randomly cuts there hand. And I know what you're thinking, I know its a fake gash.
<p>1. You don't get blood running if you don't hit a more significant blood vessel. If all you cut through are capillaries, what you get is a slow dripping followed by quick clotting on the surface, at least in a healthy person.</p><p>2. Clean razor is explained below.</p><p>3. Emo kids cut themselves all over the body. Hand cuts are not the most common, but they happen. Google self harm images. It will also show you how realistic the fake cut above looks.</p>
the fact that theres no blood just makes it sicker.
Blood doesn't always pour down immediately. I mean, it does that if you cut major veins like your jugular, but I've cut myself like that [not on purpose, I'm accident prone] and it took a second for blood to actually trickle from the wound.
of course it is, it's an instructable on how to make fake cuts<br />
i kno im&nbsp; just saying<br /> <br />
&nbsp;... it's for halloween or something. Not a movie.&nbsp;
yah i kno<br />
This WAS an effect for a movie. made the director (Sunrise Tippeconnie) throw up when we did it, ha ha.<br />
check out the last picture in step 6 for blood sticking to the palette knife. The picture in the intro was actually taken on set and the prop master had already cleaned up and put away the blade, so I had to go fetch it. I had already put away the fake blood and didn't want to get it out again, and also didn't want to dribble it all over the actress's hand since it tends to stain. When we shot the scene, the blood ran right down the edge of the blade and dripped off the end. That worked because the blade had been scuffed up with a bench grinder and the scratches provided a surface for the blood to stick to. As to who just randomly cuts their hand -- if you've ever been in grad school, you'd understand this perfectly! Hands, legs (thighs in particular)... less destructive people might find self-inflicted tattoos a more relaxing past time. Anything to relieve the stress, really.
Nothing personal, I just like to contradict people. 1. What if it's an old wound? 2. Same thing. 3. Emos.
who cares, it would be a good prank, you have to agree with that
I do.
told ya
i like the first pic. (shudder)
What is the &quot;Witch Hazel or Other Oil-Free Toner&quot; for?
To clean the skin. See the second photo on step 1.
You may now join the wolf pack. +1 if you got that.<br><br>Anyway, this is really convincing. Whats the baby powder for? Is it to match the skin a little better?
I believe it sets the makeup so it doesn't smear.
actually, it keeps the latex from sticking to itself.
Preaty awsome.
It looks like a big blister<br>
that does look positively painful. good job!
&nbsp;I'm doing this for haloween. It's so cool!
Wow, I really appreciate these tips. We're doing a project in my photography class involving wounds, it'll be interesting to see what people have to say when I whip out some bubblegum and fake blood and turn it into a cut. Thanks, it looks really great. I'll send you the results of the shoot once we're done, alright?
put it on your wrist and watch how many people look at you wierd.
Hello 13 year old... Your secret is safe for me... just put a gash on your wrist...
how old are you mr. hidden age 13 yo
im 16 and joking around
man oh man i wish i was this good lol .. would be perfect for halloween, or getting out of work hahaha
oh no! the 1st picture looks like the brush is inside the hand eeeeeeuuuurrrrrgggghhhh
yeah, isn't that naaaaaaasty??
yup eeeuuurrrggghhh
very nice! +1
heres is a little tip, throw some yellow in there to represent fat cells. and darken the blood up some, artery blood is red. venous blood is dark.
The sad thing is that I bought a latex slashed wrist yesterday
great instructables with good pictures!

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