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I was at a Curiosities and Oddities show - some people were selling fun items with glistening blood on them. I wanted to reproduce a tea cup with an eyeball sitting in blood. Does anyone know the process for recreating this? Same stuff used on this surgical tray.

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Looks like colored epoxy/resin. You see it used for clear coating tabletops and can also use it to make jewelry. Should be able to find kits and supplies at places like Hobby Lobby or Michaels. You'd need to dye the resin to get that deep red color (usually a mix of red with a touch of black) but I'd likely do some serious reading about how to mix and cure times and bubbling (all things to know before getting started) since some of this stuff can get expensive.

Sample kit (no idea of quality or anything just using as an example)

Coloring additive for resin (again, just an idea of the product, no idea of quality/review)
 
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Once upon a time there was a hot glue out there called hot blood. Looked amazing like blood. Luckily several years ago I got a whole case of the stuff as I've never seen it again... but then I no longer got to the Haunter's convention.
 

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If you want it to be permanent, I'd go with the resin, but if you want a temporary display, you could use some clear Karo syrup red food coloring and a bit of water, and mix it together. It makes nice fake blood...and you can eat it! :cool:
 

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I have to agree with retrodon. If you want something permanent that you'll use year after year, go with the resin. You can also find it at hobby stores that sell trains and their landscaping as it's used to make water. But as most have mentioned, the stuff isn't cheap.

So, let's say you're going to want to try it just for a year and then decide if it's going to be a permanent part of your haunting. Definitely go the homemade theatrical blood route. Here's a few examples of how to make it from household products. It's very inexpensive and just as realistic as the store bought more expensive varieties out there. https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Fake-Blood . It will easily last you all night staying nice and shiny looking. You might even wind up with a creepy insect or two that finds all that sugar irresistible. Here's a link to a video that can even help it wash out of your stuff if you think you might need that option.https://youtu.be/hI7ttHwv10k?t=260

Remember that whatever you do, blood isn't just red food coloring. That's why all but one recipe on the links here use some form of brown or green to make the blood darker. Our blood starts to oxidize the minute it hits the air, and as the cells die, they grow progressively more brown. That's why a murder scene never has that garishly bright red blood you see in most police shows on TV. If you're going to go bloody, you better bloody well make it look real. :rolleyes:
 

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get yourself some 5 minute epoxy and pigment it with acrylic paints and try it asap. Test your mixes on a paper plate of roughly the same color as your cup. Ushally your looking for a mix that has no bubbles a good red and the right transparency. There are a ton of techniques to achieve the right mix for you and can get as complex as fixing the ambiant humidity in the room your curing it in. But i bet youll be suprised at how good it looks even on your first or second try.
 
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