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LL Alternatives: Gelatin by SilverDrgnbane LL Alternatives: Gelatin by SilverDrgnbane
Since liquid latex is pretty expensive, hard to find, and the cause of frightful allergic reactions in some people I have started another effects makeup series: LL Alternatives.

First up: gelatin.

One thing I forgot to mention up there: gelatin washes off with soap and water, much better than the Band-Aid of doom ripping you have to do with latex.

Video Tutorial: [link]

<strike>Victim</strike> I mean model: :icony00ka:

Questions are welcome.

Effect I achieved with liquid latex and gelatin: [link]

Latex free LL Alternatives:

Gelatin: You are here.

Nose Putty and Scar Wax:[link]

Glue: [link]

My Liquid Latex Tutorials:

Liquid Latex 101: LL Basics- [link]

Liquid Latex 102: Peeled Skin and 3D effects- [link]

Liquid Latex 103: Character Building- [link]

Liquid latex 104: Easy Prosthetics- [link]

DIY Vampire Fangs: [link]
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pullingcandy Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured in the news article Project Educate: Resources. Thank you for sharing!
emphocus Nov 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great tuto!
SilverDrgnbane Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I hope it helped. :)
emphocus Nov 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
welcome and yeah, helped a lot... :D
how long does this method tend to last?
i read a comment saying 3 hours and it was pretty dried up. and how much would liquid latex help extend the life?

also i've read that several people use pure glycerin instead of water. do you know if that extends its wear any?

i need to wear it for at least 4 hours hopefully, since i'm holding a zombie party.

thank you very much for any feedback and for the tut. i really appreciate it. :heart:
SilverDrgnbane Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Without any sealant like LL, gelatin dries pretty fast. If you want any kind of long wear you have to seal it. I have worn gelatin pieces sealed in LL to work at a haunted house, and they have lasted the whole 6-8 hr time. I think that will be good for a party. :)

I have never had any glycerin to try, so I don't know. Look up other tutorial, I guess.
thank you for your response. it's been a lot of help.
Sylent-Anpu-Phantom Feb 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
love that stuff i like putting it on top of latex. lol was thinking about making a tutorial but you already did hehe. might make one combined. Have you ever used coffee ground to add burned effects ?
SilverDrgnbane Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe I tend to put the gelatin under the latex. Keeps things flexible. I'd love to see what you do with it, though. :)

Coffee grounds? No, I've never used it. I don't drink coffee, so I don't have any to try it with. I have heard of using ground up charcoal though.
Sylent-Anpu-Phantom Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Get the instant coffee cuase it desolves when you add a tad bit of water wich is nice if you need that. Becarful when puting gelatin under laytex if the person sweats too much. I learned that firts hand. Lets just say and unmasking scene went horrily wrong. When the deformity came off with the mask and a lot of cusing and screaming fallowed.
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