We love seeing what our brilliant customers do with our products and have had a Customer Gallery on the site for a while but we have just updated our gallery to be a lot more responsive and have also added a nice new feature…..Every month we will pick our favourite customer picture and they will receive a goody from us. So there is even more reason to send in your pictures and share your wonderful creations with us and everyone.
Sometimes it great to just grab a few tattoos and see what you can come up with!
I like the idea of using some cut and slash FX Wound Tattoos to write words and create quite extreme skin carvings. I love the fact that you can create such dramatic effects with such a simple product!
I remember it wasn’t that long ago that to create such an effect would involve messy sticky wax to start followed by sealing that and then making sure everything is blended and that’s before you even start colouring it!
So step 1 was to think of what I wanted to write and then start cutting out different cut and slash FX Wound Tattoos to use. I find it looks more realistic of you use different width and shape wounds.
The next step was very important indeed….I needed to borrow a leg to put the wounds on! this was an integral part of the process. Leg borrowed and wound tattoos cut the next step is to apply them!
So here is what I came up with! “SAVE ME” written in cuts and slashes with no mess or fiddley products needed! Just the wound tattoo sheets and some water.
I think it looks good as it is and pretty realistic but I wanted to give it that little extra something and make it look a little fresher and add a bit of gore.
Now I could have pulled out all manner of blood products that are readily available on the market today but in keeping with this little project being completely mess free and using minimal products I thought I go for something a little different and instead of using a blood product I’d just use a couple of different colours from my alcohol activated make-up palette. That way I get the look I want but the whole thing is waterproof and non sticky.
This is the finished look with the added makeup smudged on to give that look of blood and I think it just looks a bit more sore.
It’s been a very long wait but we will have the Brand New range of Dental Distortions FX Veneers in stock by the end of next month.
Dental Distortions Veneers are “In our opinion” the best FX Teeth product on the market at the moment. These teeth are thin shell veneers that sit against your actual teeth and use a very clever thermoplastic material to give you a custom fitting.
A new improvement for the teeth this time round is that the veneer itself is actually flexible making the fitting process easier and more comfortable and stopping the veneers from snapping which did happen on rare occasions with the old styles.
These teeth have been a favourite of ours for many years and a product that we have always used ourselves in entertainment that we have done as well as selling them retail and we can’t recommend them highly enough. They are easy to fit, come with great fitting instructions and last for years.
They are perfect for Fancy Dress, LARP as well as TV and Film work.
This new range of Dental Distortions will see some really creepy new styles being released as well as some more familiar styles that you may recognise.
One of the new styles for this year will be “Grimm” (centre row, far right) which will make a great pair of creature teeth for your next creation, Grimm is an Upper and Lower set but that doesn’t mean you have to wear both sets together.
A style returning in name but with a slight design change is the very popular “Pennywise” (bottom left) The original design was sharp and nasty but actually not that accurate to the Pennywise Clown version from the film IT. This time round “Pennywise” looks a lot more like the style worn by Tim Curry and will definitely complete any killer Clown Costume.
We will keep everyone up to date on the progress of getting these back in stock and if anyone has used Dental Distortions FX Teeth in the past we’d love to hear from you and what you thought of them.
3D Fx Transfers by Tinsley Transfers are a very cool looking new prosthetic transfer product that certainly looks the part.
These are latex free and need no glue to apply, like a normal Temporary Tattoo Transfer you use water to apply them so that is already cutting down on the additional products needed which is a bonus.
There are quite a few videos online and these are absolutely brilliant as they take you through the whole process from opening the packaging to applying the transfers and they even have a few good tips on colouring them. You can see the videos here
Right lest to grips with these transfers….. After opening the packaging there is a small amount of prep needed but it’s very straight forward. Then it’s just a case of cutting out the transfers you want to use.
Now the next trick is remembering the shape of the transfer you are using as when you put it on the skin it will be face down and you will just be looking at the back of the transfer. A great little tip for this is to draw the shape of the cut or wound on the back of the transfer so you have a good idea of the shape and you can place it exactly where you want it to go.
Now you just apply them like you would a normal Transfer Tattoo. When you have picked the place you want your wound to be you peel off the transparent cover and push the transfer onto the skin. Next you soak the backing of the transfer with water and apply a little bit of pressure. There is no rush for this next bit, just keep the transfer quite wet for approx 30 seconds or so and then peel the backing away leaving the transfer on the skin.
Now you just need to powder the wounds with some transparent powder and then apply a little sealer over the top and you you’re ready to add makeup or blood if needed. We were going for a fresh zombie look so we went a bit crazy with the blood and added some white mesh contact lenses that give a really good dead eye look.
I think overal these transfers are fantastic to work with! There is no mess, no additional products needed and you can use any type of makeup over the top of them. The Instructions included on the pack are good and easy to understand but as I said earlier the videos online are really good to have on hand.
There is a quite a good range of 3D FX Transfers out at the moment and they come in Small and Medium sizes. If youd like to see the ranges you can find them here