CollodaColor Rigid Collodion is a favorite of SFX artists because of the realistic looking effects of skin scarring, cuts, gashes, claw marks, bites, burns, or whatever your imagination can dream up. It wrinkles and shrinks on the skin as it dries, drawing the skin into an indentation. You can create larger or more in-depth looks by repeating the application as many times as you need to achieve the effect you are looking for.
CollodaColor is available in 5 different colors. Translucent Red for quick cuts and burns and Translucent Maroon for deeper red color of a cut, even replicating a stigmata type wound. Translucent Blue for older scars, Translucent Yellow for burn accents and Translucent Black for burns and bullet hits, puncture wounds or older scars. You can achieve even dramatic results and dimension when different colors are used together.
The skin area where you apply the collodion must have some ability to pucker, so keep this in mind when designing the look. If the skin is too smooth or tight it won't render as well. It works best on dry bare skin to create the best looking deep skin injury results, especially with repeated layers.
Start out by using the brush to apply a very thin line or spot to a fleshy area of the skin. For deeper cuts or scarring apply several coats, making sure each layer is absolutely dry first before applying another over it to achieve the best results and a more dramatic look.
Pro Tips: for gashes or cuts, a “Y” shape is often the best way due to the way the skin puckers when product dries. Trace an outline of the desired look with a red makeup pencil first as a guide. For very sensitive skin it is best to apply a skin barrier product, such as Top Guard, MM-1112. Using an acrylic adhesive such as Graftobian Pro Adhesive, MM-1004, also works great.
CollodaColor Rigid Collodion is best removed by using TraumaSkin FX™ Rigid Collodion Remover, MM-1398. Apply the remover with a cotton ball or swab and wipe until bond is dissolved, and it lifts off without effort. This is especially important to use on sensitive skin.
IMPORTANT: For Professional Use Only! Paint and Powder Cosmetics is not responsible for customer's use or abuse of this product. Do not use any collodion product in or around the eye, nose, or mouth area. Do not use around children or pets. Do not inhale fumes. Use in a well ventilated area.
It is recommended that you spot test a small area on the skin first to determine any allergic reaction. Discontinue use immediately if a reaction develops. Can cause redness or marking to skin when removed improperly, such as lifting off skin directly without using a remover first.
NOTE: This product is HAZMAT and is ground shipping only within the continental US. Not available for foreign purchase or shipment.