Originally Posted by 2DLogic
Take a peak at Step 18, that'll give you a visual representation of a few specific techniques yield as results.
Being that this is RE related a few blood splatters couldn't hurt either. Make sure to mix in some browns so that your blood doesn't dry too bright.
That is an awesome link. Just had to say.
I attended a costume distressing workshop at SPWF this past spring that was hosted by an indie film costume design crew. Some of their suggestions for distressing were:
1. bleach in a spray bottle. Using various ratios of water:bleach and rinse, you can get very different and effective results.
2. Ben Nye "clean dirt"
. It comes in different colors and such (just go back to the list of products for Hair & Character Effects), such as charcoal, sand, different types and colors of dirt. It's real dirt and sand, but safer to use than dirt from your backyard (no micro-organisms and weird shit that happens naturally in the earth). This stuff is simply made for SFX makeup purposes. You can use it safely on clothes and skin. Just brush on with a paintbrush, or even smudge with your hands. It is washable, but when used on fabric, if you really grind it in by layers, and just don't wash the garment for a while, it will stain like natural dirt.