FX Camouflage Makeup Using Fauxtex

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Introduction: FX Camouflage Makeup Using Fauxtex

About: My favorite quotation is: “All you need in order to accomplish something great is a good idea and not quite enough money.” – Anon I live by that theme, and the ideas just keep coming.

Dang. There was a featured instructable recently that showed how to use tree bark to camouflage a pair of gloves, but for the life of me I can't find it now.
Anyway, I ran with the idea and came up with this tutorial on using bark + fauxtex (a homemade substitute for latex) to apply tree bark directly to your skin for a quick, easy, and super realistic camouflage makeup.
For this makeup you will need:

1 cup water
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1 packet of plain gelatin
Yellow, Green and Red food coloring to make a brown tint
1 tsp solid coconut oil (optional)

Tree bark
Moss

The above video shows how to apply the fauxtex and bark to your face (with Portuguese annotations).

Have fun!

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    28 Discussions

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    JoLoveN
    JoLoveN

    6 years ago

    I like it! I bet when you use make up for you eyelids it really makes you blend in more. I've gotta try that, but gunna have to use sumthing other than bark. I'm allergic to tree spores & tree pollen. :-( But I bet I could get the stuff in the crafts section & it look pretty real. Do you have any other recipes for the glue? Can't afford latex & trying to find out other methods of making the glue & a latex look.

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    flyingpuppy
    flyingpuppy

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, I should have painted my whole face first. The same food coloring used to tint the homemade latex substitute would have worked beautifully. I didn't use latex, by the way. The recipe above is completely non-toxic and inexpensive to make. And as far as bark allergy, that's why I soaked the bark in bleach water first. I usually have allergies to this stuff too. Give it a go! Try it on your hand first.

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    JoLoveN
    JoLoveN

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Ok. Thanks. I'll try that out. Would making a flour paste work as the glue? Or have u ever tried that?

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    flyingpuppy
    flyingpuppy

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Try a cornstarch goo: 1/2 cup water, stir in a teaspoon of cornstarch, take it to the fire and cook until it becomes translucent. It'll work somewhat, but will dry out much quicker than the fauxtex.

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    andreaki
    andreaki

    4 years ago

    SO cool! Can't wait to give it a go! Thanks!

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    andreaki
    andreaki

    Reply 4 years ago

    you should enter this in the "Before and After" contest currently underway, if you haven't already...although i'm planning on entering too another "modest kitchen makeover"

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    cbafed
    cbafed

    5 years ago

    I want to use this for a halloween coustume. How long will it stay on?

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    flyingpuppy
    flyingpuppy

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    On fabric you could use regular glue. Are you thinking of turning a hoodie into a tree disguise?

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    ntaylor15
    ntaylor15

    6 years ago

    Wooooooooow give 1009000465256852990 stars

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    flyingpuppy
    flyingpuppy

    Reply 6 years ago

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I like stars!

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    Wermo
    Wermo

    6 years ago

    Did you learn this from cake decorating?

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    Crotus2k
    Crotus2k

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hah! I see what you did there. Just don't eat the berries.

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    Antzy Carmasaic
    Antzy Carmasaic

    6 years ago

    did you mean this? https://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Hand/ great job btw...

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    flyingpuppy
    flyingpuppy

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    That's the one! Thanks for posting it here. Credit is due.