This is the method Jimmy Rowland uses to create a basic laceration. He says he did this on the quick side, so it's a little rough. He also didn't use Spirit Gum adhesive, which would have helped in the smoothing process. DISCLAIMER: Please follow all directions on the labels and discontinue if irritation or adverse effects occur. I didn't have a problem with any of these items.
1) Nose and Scar Wax - I love this stuff. You can use it to build swelling or deformity as well as build up an area for a laceration as I did here.
2) These are the items in the 3D Effects kit he used for this moulage. The red stuff in the container at the top right is thick blood, which is not in the kit. You really don't need it anyway, but it helps.
3) Dig some nose & scar wax out and form a couple of strands about 1/8" thick.
4) Press the wax strands side-by-side where you want to create the laceration. You could actually do this with a single strand, but I just happened to use two.
5) Press the wax into place and smooth out. This takes patience. The wax tries to roll up. It would work better if I had used the Spirit Gum adhesive, as I mentioned earlier.
6) With the BACK of a knife blade or similar object, make an incision through the wax for the laceration.
7) This is the thick blood he mentioned earlier.
8) With the paint brush or edge of a blade, apply some thick blood in the bottom of the laceration. This won't run, so it keeps the laceration looking more realistic. You can also apply make-up powder or blush to the surface of the wax to dull the appearance or to simulate erythema.
9) Apply a couple of drops of the stage blood and allow to run out of the wound.
10) Blot the the stage blood to give the appearance of smearing from a make-shift dressing. You can add more stage blood to ooze out of the wound, but you should apply a thin coat of baby powder to the wax to keep the blood from beading up. I hope this works for you.
Originally posted on SSiH eGroup "Tricks of the Trade" by Jimmy Rowland