Burned Hand Tutorial : Pictures


Hey Everyone!

I decided to do a burn tutorial for you, this tutorial uses basic items you can get at many stores around halloween.

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Dark Blood         Fresh Scab         Liquid Latex            Sponge           Fake blood     Charcoal Powder        Palette

Click to Enlarge pictures ;)

The dark blood isn’t necessary, I just used it to add dimension, the charcoal powder can be replaced with black eyeshadow (if possible, buy one you won’t mind crushing up – if not, it shouldn’t be an issue). I put everything in this palette that I purchased from a local craft store.

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Start with a clean hand

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Stipple fake blood onto hand – cover nails too (make sure you’re not wearing nail polish like I am- looks more realistic)

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I stippled some dark blood in random spots to add more dimension, and brushed the charcoal powder in between my fingers, around my nails and random patches on my hand (lightly)

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Stipple liquid latex on your hand *make sure to use a makeup sponge you can throw out! Never use your brushes, it will ruin them!* I concentrate the liquid latex in between my fingers (to add pockets) I usually add 2 layers to allow pocketing throughout hand.

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Once the liquid latex dries, I created pockets using an orange-wood stick, you can use a toothpick. this makes it look like your skin has blistered. Once I’ve created the pockets, I brush some charcoal powder around the pockets to make the “blisters” look charred and stretch my hand (so that the latex looks wrinkled). While stretching my hand I lightly brush some of the charcoal along my hand to add dimension.

With a paint mixing knife (you could use a plastic knife or anything you can find that’s thin, flat and won’t cut you), I pushed some fresh scab into the pockets. This made the blisters thicker and made it look like clotted blood.
*Tip: if you don’t have “fresh scab”, you can take a cotton ball break it up in to small thin pieces and soak that in blood, it will create a blood clot*
I will include this tip in my video tutorial!

I then added the finishing touch by stippling more fake blood all over the hand!

*You could also add conditioner lightly tinted a green/yellow to make it look like puss*

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The lighting wasn’t so great, so I’ve attached a picture of a previous burn I’ve done that had better lighting.

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*I’ll be posting a better video tutorial either today or tomorrow because it’s a bit trickier to do this tutorial on myself while trying to take pictures*

Check back soon! ;)

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