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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]

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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]

NEW:
DIY Vampire Fangs: [link]
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured in the news article Project Educate: Resources. Thank you for sharing!
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emphocus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great tuto!
Congrats.
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I hope it helped. :)
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emphocus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
welcome and yeah, helped a lot... :D
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paintedmaru Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
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:
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner 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.
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paintedmaru Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
thank you for your response. it's been a lot of help.
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Sylent-Anpu-Phantom Featured By Owner 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 ?
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner 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.
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Sylent-Anpu-Phantom Featured By Owner 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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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I'll keep that in mind. :) Maybe latex-gelatin-latex.
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Sylent-Anpu-Phantom Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
might work better. ;)
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Superficial-Flummox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh I have a question~!

Could you use PECTIN instead of gelatin?
Since I don't like creepy ground up bones gelatin. :<
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know, having never used pectin for anything. Give it a shot. If it doesn't work it doesn't work. That's the beauty of effects makeup. You can try all kinds of things. :D
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Superficial-Flummox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha, alright, I shall try it sometime soon (gotta see if I have any.. which I might), figured I'd ask and see (in case it was a no).

Thank you <3
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alinutaceasadik Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Taking that off my face was extremely painfull for some reason. It left red marks on my skin D:
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... Did you rip or wash it off?
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alinutaceasadik Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I peeled it off.
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. How long did you wear it? Was it really dry when you took it off?
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alinutaceasadik Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For about... 3 or so hours. And yeah, it was pretty damn dry. Probably that's why it hurt
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably. If I find any dry chunks when I wear gelatin I soak it in hot water before trying to rip it off. The heat softens it but again.
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alinutaceasadik Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I'm blond xD Coming up with that would have needed a lot of will power lol
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znow-white Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Your wonderful Tutorial has been featured in this article.[link]
Thank you for providing to the community.:heart:
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