Tag Archives: prosthetics

Silicone Mould/PlatSil Appliances

12 Jun

These past few days I have been making big progress on the SFX front… I feel like I’m actually learning useable skills now! (Thanks to Natalia!!). Having created my moulds (actually I did use PlatSil for these and created a Modrock shell to keep the shape, but as I have now realised, using a stronger silicone; such as BlueSil, would have been more appropriate), I have now started creating my PlatSil pieces, encapsulated with cap plastic (2x 1:1 dilution layers, 2x 1:0 layers).

So, my first appliance… made a couple of mistakes. Definitely don’t need accelerator on a warm day!! So that didn’t work out. I also realised I only want the PlatSil in the deeper parts – as they’re flat backed pieces, it needs to be Cap Plastic backed to make sure they encapsulate properly, stick to the skin and can be blended out efficiently.

So, Version 2.0 worked out great. Now for the other 7 pieces to make!

Photo on 2014-06-11 at 14.39 #5 Photo on 2014-06-11 at 15.52 #6

End of Year Show: Preperation

9 Jun

Over the past week I have been working on my end of year show piece. I’m working in a group with some of the really great girls in my year so I’m excited to see the final results on Thursday.

My role within the group was to design the facial makeup and create the gill and spine prosthetics – I also collaborated with Shona on some of the details of her body-paint role. We all discussed what each of us had worked on and brought our ideas together to create a final plan we were all happy with, updating each other regularly with our progress on our Facebook group.

Today I am in Uni, creating the PlasSil moulds.¬†I was originally going to create 3D transfers using Pro-bondo however I have realised this won’t really work as I need to use the moulds to make several pieces. So I’m going to use liquid latex. I hate using liquid latex for prosthetics; alas, needs must. I’ve been speaking to Grace McComisky about how she creates her pieces as I need to work on more substantial materials for my appliances! (PS. Anyone want to give me some make-up work so I can earn the money to BUY these materials – much appreciate ūüėČ )

Onwards!

First Layer of PlatSil

First Layer of PlatSil

 

UMAe (United Makeup Artists Expo)

8 Apr

This weekend I took a trip to the United Makeup Artists Expo. in London.

This was kind of a smaller, less commercial version of the IMATS is promoted more towards makeup artists in particular. Whilst the variety in products available was much smaller and the demos were not as informative of differing from the ones I had seen at the IMATS, what I did enjoy was the fact that all the artists were much more talkative and I felt as ease to ask questions of anyone Рeven of those superstar idol makeup artists! It was great to really get to know more about these artists and I found a much more personal and alternate view of the industry could be found here.

It was thanks to Steven Murphy and PS Composities I was able to get hold of a free ticket! Otherwise I¬†probably¬†wouldn’t have been able to make it! The were doing some amazing sculpts and prosthetic pieces and it was really interesting to watch.

PS Composites Piece

PS Composites Piece

PS Composites Piece

PS Composites Piece

There were loads of body paints going on, however most not to my taste. However, I did like this one and although simple it gave me some great idas for pieces of my own!

Pretty Bodypaint

Pretty Bodypaint

Pretty Bodypaint.

Pretty Bodypaint.

Whilst I mention the smaller variety in products, PAM were there and they shall not be attending the IMATS! Sadly I did not have as much money as I would liked to have spend.. but when do we ever!

Another top brand to mention would be Ben NYE. Dana Nye even gave us a mix of samples to use¬†following¬†his presentation of a Demo by Helsinki Artist, ¬†Miia Ollula (who was absolutely lovely!). I love the products of theirs I have tried but the presents he gave us as also fantastic. I’ll be doing a test and report post soon enough!

Makeup by Miia Ollula

Makeup by Miia Ollula

Hair and Makeup by an Artist at Ben Nye - I couldn't find out who!

Hair and Makeup by an Artist at Ben Nye – I couldn’t find out who!

Hair and Makeup by an Artist at Ben Nye - I couldn't find out who!

Hair and Makeup by an Artist at Ben Nye – I couldn’t find out who!

Overall I think it was a great event and will be back next year for sure, I think that next year it will be even better and there will be many more people. I’m also going to apply for the competition – I should have done so this year but didn’t think I was good enough. More confidence needed as I think I would have done well!

Rumpus – 20,000 Creatures Under The Sea.

5 Mar

Wow, another amazing night by Rumpus, they just keep getting better!

Last Saturday the Happy Slap Boutique Crew once again joined forces with the brilliant people at Rumpus and ventured on to the Stubnitz with lots of exciting ocean treats for the lovely crowds!

A few of us Happy Slappers getting ready to board!

A few of us Happy Slappers getting ready to board!

We all got our sea rags on and got to work, making up ourselves and our shipmates. I made sure Scott grabbed a picture of my hair/makeup before the night started as I knew it might just get a bit crazy later on!

I decided on the makeup on the day, though I wish I had done more research now as I chose to loosely base this look on the fins/tail of japanese fighting fish and I could have done so much more if spending more time on it!¬†Definitely¬†an inspiration point to keep hold of. If you don’t know what they look like, here is a quick picture.

Having finished my own makeup, next job was the performers. This was the first time I’ve been able to fully do one of the performers so it was great (although I worked with the wonderful Tash Hobbs too who did the hair!).¬†This took me about an hour to do and was pretty much stress free. I wish I had more time so I could have done a much more in depth paint job, however results are good and I can get that done next time! Here is the final result – you can’t really see the detail in the¬†metallic¬†colours i used but as always she looks stunning. Even without legs.

Hair & Makeup: Victoria Stansfield MUA & Tash HobbsModel: Aurora StarrPhotographer: Scott Salt (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-M-Salt-Photography/106546549432447?fref=ts)

Hair & Makeup: Victoria Stansfield & Tash Hobbs
Model: Aurora Starr
Photographer: Scott Salt
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-M-Salt-Photography/106546549432447?fref=ts)

As usual the makeup boutique was loads of fun and it was great to get everyone made up into exciting creatures. I don’t know if it as because it was day time or it was the setting but everyone seemed so buzzed in such a different way and I got to chat to loads of the customers ¬†about how much they were enjoying themselves which was fantastic. We closed the boutique once the party was in full swing and got to the games with our top DJ Ocelus (https://soundcloud.com/ocelus).

We had awesome performances from our sailor boys and mermaids Рalong with lots of cheeky nautical chat up aeroplanes flying about. Check out the pictures below.

The party was so much fun, and I met even more really amazing people and got chance to speak properly to the amazing people I met briefly last time! So much fun! Following the 11pm finish we all headed of to cause more trouble, singing songs and performing for the tube users of london and laughing away the rest of the night!

Photographer: Michael Markshttps://www.facebook.com/michaelsmarks

Photographer: Michael Marks
https://www.facebook.com/michaelsmarks

 

Check out this great review of Rumpus on This is Cabaret! http://www.thisiscabaret.com/in-pictures-rumpus-20000-creatures-under-the-sea/

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Bald Cap – First Try

26 Jan

Recently I’ve been struggling to relax whilst working which has made things difficult to create! However, after a little word with Grace McComisky I decided to go out and clear my head and come back and just try something I feel like doing right now, rather than stressing myself.

So I made myself bald.

Me.. but bald. With scary eyebrows.

Me.. but bald. With scary eyebrows.

This was SUPER easy to create. Using a red head (http://images.screenface.co.uk/1/redhead.jpg), I layered up clear liquid latex by stippling it onto the head and allowing each layer to dry before the next, ensuring I allowed the edges to blend out.

Once I had done 8-9 layers and the latex had dried, I powdered the whole thing with translucent powder, then used the powder brush to gradually powder away the cap from the head and hey presto! Bald cap!

Having done this, I fitted the piece to my head and glued it down with Pros-Aide as I had no spirit gum. I snipped away the edges and then used a little IPA to try blend the edges out… then i stippled liquid latex on to¬†further¬†blend out the edges. I think I actually did a pretty good job on the edges I was able to see properly.

Which brings me to the ear area… it was quite hard to see and so although not the wort job ever, the cap is pretty clear. I’ll be doing this on my friend Oli tomorrow so hopefully, on being able to see the area will be able to resolve this much better!

I then used foundation across my face and the mask to blend the mask in even more, it worked quite well, I didn’t bother powering as I wanted to go for the shiny head look haha! I applied some mascara, lipstick and blusher along with some questionable eyebrows to try complete a¬†feminine¬†look and… there we go!