Introduction: Mermaid Scales
HEY GUYS! So, I decided to do some sfx scales. I think these scales would help top off any mermaid/snake/dragon Halloween look you have, and they don't HAVE to be on your leg it could be on your arm or face. haha. SO YEAH! Youtube.com/msmaomaoz to help support me! <3
Step 1: Step One
You need to make a hole in your leg! First I took some liquid latex and cotton balls. I thinned out the cotton ball and covered it in liquid latex and made a very rough round shape. I made sure to push up the inside and smooth down the outside of it. and I let it dry before moving on to the next step.
Step 2: Grossness
To make the leg around the open area look gross and infected I took cream makeup, these are called makeup stacks that you can get at walmart or party city. I used the yellow and blended it all around the outside. After that I took the red and patted it on with a black stipple sponge and then grabbed a brush to push the red into the deeper parts. Next I took a tad bit of blue and purple and randomly dabbed it around.
Step 3: Veins
I used this blue body paint from Mehron and made sure it was REALLY watery and drug it out with wiggly lines and tapped it in to make veins. =P
Step 4: TEAL
I took this teal from Mehron to fill in the holes.
Step 5: Scales
I took the same blue we used on for the veins to paint on the scales. I didn't water it down as much though.
Step 6: Shadowing
I took a few colors from urban decays electric pallet and I used them to shadow around every scale.
Step 7: Black
As I was moving up I decided I need to add some black randomly to some of the scales.
Step 8: Highlight
I used some light green body paint from mehron to highlight the scales. AND THAT'S IT!