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November 18, 2012
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Canon IXUS 115 HS
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Third Degree Burn Effects Make-Up by FinalFee Third Degree Burn Effects Make-Up by FinalFee

I'm sorry I haven't been active in FOREVER
This was made mostly using vaseline (I saw this amazing piece of art [link] and thought I could do a similar thing using vaseline?)
It's paint, fake blood and vaseline only
Comments would be appreciated :D ^^
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FrolleinFuchs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this looks so terrible painfull :D ouch!!!!
really good!
FinalFee Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank! And it is not painful at all :)
SnaiLords Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Next time you wanna skip class, send this to the teacher. lol
FinalFee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha! :) X
Kephazard Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously?  Only vaseline?  That's impressive!  I need to try this.  I typically stick with gelatin for burns but this has the right gloss to it and everything.  Its excellent!
FinalFee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This obviously wouldn't be practical for any use other than to just take a photo of, so something like gelatin would be great if you were going to go outside with it on but it's surprising how well vaseline works! xx
olgazoe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Hi, sorry, I don't know if you still check messages on here, I actually created this account so I could write a comment
i'm trying to recreate this burn, could you be more specific on what you did like colours, layers etc, and how you did it?
thank you <3 
FinalFee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This method would only work if you were going to take a photo of it and wipe it of- you couldn't wear it to a hallowe'en party or anything, so I'll give you two methods- the first is for this one and the second is a more durable one.

1. You Will Need:
Face paint/any other paint safe for use on skin
and fake blood. I have a recipe for home made fake blood on the description for this deviation:…

First dab on patches of black face paint with a dry brush. As I hope you can see, there are patches on the hand that look blackened and that is created by this. Then repeat with brown, and then a very deep red. I hope you can see where to dab based on the picture but it's mostly randomly about the burn.

Then. when the face paint is dry, scoop out pea-sized lumps of vaseline and put them in the lighter areas of your burn. Smooth them out so they're more circular and they look like blisters. To create the effect of peeling skin in the bottom right corner, I placed on a lump of vaseline and stuck my nail underneath it. (A lot of this deviation was trying things out so sorry I couldn't explain that better!)

Then apply more vaseline over the rest of the burn to create texture. (You could use a foundation powder to make it more un-shiny and realistic if you like but I didn't have access to that when I did this) Then mix some fake blood with a tiny bit of water (I looked it up and burns like this don't tend to really bleed, but rather the plasma from the blood oozes out, so only a few red blood cells are carried with it and therefore the blood is very thin and watery) If using my home-made blood recipe you may need the water to be hot in order for it to mix in. Then get a teaspoon or similar and drip the blood onto the cut so it rests in the valleys you've created in the texture.

You are now ready to take a photo! This should just wipe off. Check you're not allergic to anything I've used before trying!

2. You Will Need:
Foundation (To protect the skin)
PVA glue that is safe for children to use OR substitute both the PVA and foundation for liquid latex but make sure you're not allergic before use!
face paints
fake blood

First apply foundation to all of the area you are going to 'burn'. This is important in order for the PVA to peel off easily when you're done. Then, apply PVA glue all over the area in a thin layer and wait to dry clear. (If using latex you will need to wait for the layers to dry before applying another- you'll need about three.)

Once dry (this is the tricky bit) Use your nails- or if you have short nails use tweezers- and take a little dry PVA and pull to create a pocket. allow some pockets to burst and some to remain inflated. Keep doing this until you are satisfied with the look and then use the face paints to apply patches as I explained above. For added effect you may want to put a little black face paint in the pockets you think would bleed heavily so that you get the appearance of more blood.

Then, apply the fake blood. There's no point watering it down because it'll just run off the area because dry glue is hydrophobic. I suggest therefore applying it in small amounts and rubbing it in. Make sure you get blood in the pockets of air you've created.

And you're done! 

Fee  xx
themezicalsomeone Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch.... this actually hurts my hand to look at xD
FinalFee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :) x
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