How Do I Use It ?
Rigid Collodion will allow you to achieve a very realistic healed scar effect for a prank or , combined with an heavy makeup, obtain a spectacular theatrical effect suitable for an Halloween mask for example.
The Scarring Liquid will be applied directly with a small brush on very clean and dry skin, allowing for a maximum shrinking effect and a long lasting adherence.
Good results are obtained by preparing the surface with rubbing alcohol. This is essential in areas where the skin is likely to ply, as cheeks, elbows and knees, to limit the risks of peeling.
To enhance the effect, you can first draw a thin pink line as demonstrated in this video. Effect will be increased by additional layers, up to 10 if needed, but remember to allow the previous coat to dry before to apply the following one.
A very good technique is to add color in the middle of the scar between layers, as it will not affect the adherence on the skin of the first layer. Pink and light colors will give the impression of a fresh scar, darker will look more than an older one.
Be careful to not put any Rigid Collodion in your eyes, and avoid areas too close from them. In any case, it’s good to try the substance on a very little area of skin to check for any incompatibility. Also, don’t use scarring liquid on zones containing hairs (or shave them), as it may result in a painful removal.
Once you have achieved the required shape and depth, you can play with makeup and colors to give some shadowing and highlighting for increased realism.
Burns effects can also be achieved by applying and modeling the substance on a large area of skin, but I would not recommend it as it is potentially painful and irritating for the skin.
Removal instructions can be found here.