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Unread 01-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
mariseth
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Blood spatter that's shiny but not sticky?

I'm going to be doing a costume that requires a large amount of freshly-spattered blood all over it. I'm looking for something that will remain shiny and wet-looking, without being sticky or tacky. The catch is that I can't use pre-made fake blood products, because this is going to be for Homestuck, and none of the blood will be red!

I saw an old thread that mentioned mixing "gloss varnish" with paint, but I was hoping to get a little more specific tips, because I don't have a whole lot of money to throw at trail-and-error attempts. Has anyone done this before? What did you use? Acrylic paint? What kind of varnish?
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Unread 01-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if it would work or not, simply because I've never tried it, but the theory makes sense. We carry at the fabric store I work at Tulip brand fabric paint. It comes in a handful of different finishes including a shiny, and most basic colors. Theoretically, if you thinned it down and used an old paintbrush, you could throw the appropriate blood splatter at your garment.

If you go this route, you won't need very much paint at all (remember, it's being thinned out so it flows a little better), so you shouldn't be spending more than $5. I just don't know if the finish will stay once thinned.

I hope that helped a little bit.
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