HOW DO YOU MAKE THOSE?

1) Using the spatula, apply some Pros-Aide cream in the center of the scar.

by Bradley M. Look

Since writing the article Stuck On You (Jan/Feb 2008), that demonstrated how to apply transfer scars, many people have asked me to write how the 3-D appliances are made in the first place.

First, you will need the following items which are available in many of the theatrical makeup beauty suppliers: Frekote #1711 silicone spray, cream Pros-Aide, flocking fibers (used to color the Pros-Aide if desired), silicone scar mold (for this demonstration I am using the S.O.S. silicone molds from MEL Products), permanent marker, metal spatula, transfer plastic and paper, as well as a wooden tongue depressor.

Start by spraying a light coat of silicone on the mold. Let dry. Next, using the spatula, apply some of the Pros-Aide cream in the center of the scar. Smooth out so that material is level in mold. (Photo 1)

Using the permanent marker, make a small dot on the transfer plastic. If the marker “beads” up, you have the correct side. If not, flip it over.

2) Carefully place the plastic so the beaded side comes in contact with the Pros-Aide.

2) Carefully place the plastic so the "beaded" side comes in contact with the Pros-Aide.

Carefully place the plastic so that the “beaded” side comes in contact with the Pros-Aide. Drag the wooden tongue depressor across the plastic. (Photo 2) Carefully place the silicone mold in the freezer. It must stay in the freezer for approximately one hour. Of course the larger the piece the longer it will need to be in the freezer. (Photo 3)

3) Carefully place the silicone mold in the freezer.
3) Carefully place the silicone mold in the freezer.

When the Pros-Aide has firmed up, the mold can be removed from the freezer. To remove the appliance, you can either gently peel it back from the mold as shown in the photo, or flex the mold so that the piece pops out. (Photo 4)

4) Gently peel back from the mold to remove the appliance.
4) Gently peel back from the mold to remove the appliance.

Let the Pros-Aide appliance cure undisturbed for one to two days. To apply, follow the steps as listed in the previous article.  

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