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Fun With Latex, Paint and Oatmeal

I just wanted to mess around with doing some FX last night and here is what I ended up with.

I laid down a coat of liquid latex on my arm and let it dry to a tacky consistency.



Then I dropped some oatmeal on it for texture and carefully tamped it down. I let that dry. Then I did another coat of liquid latex over that.


Once dried, I played with paint.

I started with black to make seams/outlines and a little green and yellow here and there to make it look infected. But it was the black paint mixed with bright red that really made it look GROSS (the money shot).

I had a lot of fun with it and I can only say that the pics don't show how really cool this quick effect looks, especially from different angles and lightings.

This was fun to play with and test out!




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Why don't they feature this on the Quaker commercials? I'm sure they could sell more oatmeal that way!

Am definitely trying this out....
 

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Latex, oatmeal and paint, Breakfast of Champions! Looks completely disgusting, Cassie.

It's perfect.
 

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oH my that is nasty cool!!!!
 

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You could also use scraps of dried latex instead of oatmeal too.
 

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Just think texture and you'll come up with a ton of ideas like small bits of torn paper towel and such.

I wouldn't bend my brain over it too much. It's a really simple effect to create. Jump in and give it a try.
 

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I have three after thoughts to add...

1) I don't think the oatmeal would mold or rot since it's sealed in latex. But don't quote me on that.

2) If you try this, the only prep you need to do before hand is to shave the area that is to have the latex applied to. You'd be surprised how unseen downy hair loves to attach itself to latex LOL

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3) You'll notice in the pics that the unpainted edges of the latex are a bit shiny, You can dust that with facial compact powder and the shine disappears.
 

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Acrylic. I actually used my airbrush paints but any acrylic would work.
 
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