PUT READY

Set out ready for use:
Towel / cape
Water bowls
Tissues
Scissors
Comb
Cotton buds
Cotton wool pads
Razor/clippers
Hairdryer
Acetone

Do not use ready-to-use cleansing cloths.

PREPARATION

Before starting, you ensure your hands and nails are well cleaned. File your nails if necessary, so that there are no snags. By doing this you prevent damages on the face and risk of infection.

Always work using clean materials (sponges, brushes, spatulas, water bowls) and change the water regularly.

Get the subject to put on any clothes beforehand that have to be put on over the head. Protect your models clothing with a hairdressing cape or a towel.

First degrease and clean the skin you are going to be working on with Grimas Cleansing Lotion. Then dry the skin with a tissue.

Then apply a Bald Cap.

CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion
BALD CAP = Baldcap
Long hair: distribute the hair evenly over the head.
To keep the hair together, use a cut panty hose (upper leg part).
To keep the hair together, use a cut panty hose (upper leg part).

Note: do not use hair pins or combs, as they may damage the Bald Cap.

Short hair: shave away hair on the neck, if necessary, make sideburns shorter, and then comb the hair backwards tightly (moisten a little if necessary), and fixate with hairspray.

Note: do not use gel.

PUTTING ON THE BALD CAP

Ball both hands into fists and put them into the Bald Cap, stretching it a little so that you can check it.

BALD CAP = Baldcap
Stand behind the subject and ask them to place their thumbs vertically with the nails against their forehead so that the Bald Cap can catch against them when placed with a front-to-back movement. Ensure that the point at the front is well centred and that there is sufficient space below the hairline for adhesion.
BALD CAP = Baldcap
Arrange the Bald Cap so that it is smooth and tight, covering the head properly without any wrinkles.
BALD CAP = Baldcap
First attachment stage

Fold the front edge back and apply an adhesive edge of about 2 cm just below the hairline with Grimas Mastix Extra. For a natural effect, you follow a possible natural line in the forehead.
Let the adhesive edge go as far as the temples.

BALD CAP = Baldcap
MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
Bring the edge back to the forehead and press gently to distribute the adhesive.
Then fold back the edge again.
Allow to dry for about 15 seconds and then apply to the forehead again: make the Bald Cap fit tight to the head, without wrinkles.
BALD CAP = Baldcap
Freeing up the ears

Mark out the ears.
A felt-tip pen was used in this example for the sake of clarity. If a Grimas Make-up Pencil for example in a skin tone is used, the result is more subtle and no longer visible later on.
When you finish off the edges with acetone you are also immediately removing the sketch made using the Make-up Pencil.

MAKE-UP PENCIL = Make-up Pencil
When you start cutting the Bald Cap to size, it must be stretched tight. To make sure that the Bald Cap does not tear because of the tension and the cutting, use acetone to melt a hole in the Bald Cap at the point that you are cutting towards.

You should proceed as follows:
Pull the Bald Cap down at an angle to tense it. Dip a cotton bud in acetone (don't work too wet) and melt a small hole in the Bald Cap at precisely the right place: 2 mm below the point where the top of the pinna (the 'shell' of the ear) leaves the head.

Hint: if necessary, you can melt multiple holes along the line for easy cutting.

BALD CAP = Baldcap
Then cut carefully up from the bottom edge vertically to the hole. Now do the other side.

Get the ears out from underneath the Bald Cap.

BALD CAP = Baldcap
Cut the shape of the Bald Cap in the same way alongside the sideburns and make sure there is enough space to attach it. You can always make changes to the edge later using acetone.
BALD CAP = Baldcap
Second attachment stage

Get the model that will wear the Bald Cap to sit up straight. Now make a glued edge of approximately 2 cm along the sideburns. Let this adhesive edge fit up exactly against the glued edge on the forehead. There must not be a gap between them.
Use the same principle: fold back, apply adhesive, reposition the side edge, press gently and fold back again. Allow to dry for about 15 seconds and then apply along the sideburns again.

BALD CAP = Baldcap
Now go to the back of the head. To make sure that the Bald Cap does not tear, you use acetone to melt a hole in the Bald Cap at the point that you are cutting towards.
BALD CAP = Baldcap
Fold the Bald Cap back.
Apply a glued edge of approximately 2 cm along the hairline of the neck as far as about half-way behind the ears.
BALD CAP = Baldcap
Pull the Bald Cap with some tension over the back of the head, whilst pulling the sides forward. This ensures it fits neatly and is tensioned appropriately.
Fold it open again, allow to dry for 15 seconds and then close the Bald Cap for the last time.
BALD CAP = Baldcap
Finishing off the edges

Note: you finish the edges using cotton buds with acetone. You need 15 to 20 cotton buds for this, because the acetone dissolves the plastic. Don't dip used cotton buds back in the acetone.

Take a cotton bud with acetone and make a small hole on the forehead, in the middle of the adhesive edge.
Cut vertically up to the hole. You start working from this hole with acetone to create a clean transition from the Bald Cap to the skin.
BALD CAP = Baldcap
You proceed as follows: you rub the tip of a cotton bud dipped in acetone horizontally a number of times over the middle of the adhesive edge and then melt it downwards in a vertical motion.

Note: do a little piece at a time, and stay in the middle of the adhesive edge so that you are following the shape of the adhesive edge.

Make a small hole at the middle of the adhesive edge at the back as well; cut up to it and then proceed in the same fashion from the back of the head towards the back of the ears.

Put a bandage over the eye and stick it in place using plasters around the edge.
To create skin deformities, you use Grimas Derma Wax.
DERMA WAX = Derma Wax
PROCEDURE FOR DERMA WAX

Use the convex rounded side of the Derma Wax Spatula to take Derma Wax out of the jar. By scraping it out, you already make the texture a bit flexible.

DERMA WAX SPATULA = Derma Wax Spatula
DERMA WAX = Derma Wax
You then make the wax easier to model by applying it to the ball of your thumb and scraping it off again with the spatula two or three times.
The wax must be flexible but also firm and must definitely not be allowed to get too soft and sticky.
Apply the soft, flexible wax layer by layer over the eye that has been taped over.

Apply the Derma Wax with the convex rounded side of the spatula and smooth the edges down so that grease and moisture cannot get underneath.
Work in the Derma Wax out over the edge of the plaster.
Smooth the Derma Wax surface and edges off with the fingertip, using a little bit of Grimas Cleansing Cream.

DERMA WAX = Derma Wax
CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream
Mould deformations using Derma Wax on the skin.
Smooth the Derma Wax surface and edges off with the fingertip, using a little bit of Grimas Cleansing Cream.
DERMA WAX = Derma Wax
CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream
APPLYING MAKE-UP

Apply the light colour Crème Make-up Pure on top and smear the make-up out over the Bald Cap. You can add some more shadow to create depth. To fix and mattify, you can powder the Crème Make-up Pure off with Grimas Fixing Powder or Make-up Powder. Fixing Powder can be applied with a Grimas Velour Powder Puff, a Powder Puff or a Powder Rouge Brush. Gently tap the puff or brush on the back of the hand and then apply plentifully on top of the make-up. Allow to settle in for a waterproof result and remove the excess powder with a Powder-Rouge Brush.

CRÈME MAKE-UP PURE = Crème Make-up Pure
BALD CAP = Baldcap
FIXING POWDER = Fixing Powder
MAKE-UP POWDER = Make-up Powder
VELOUR POWDER PUFF = Velour Powder Puff
POWDER PUFF = Powder Puff
BRUSHES POWDER ROUGE = Brushes Powder/Rouge
To create an 'open wound', the Derma Wax construction has to be 'cut open' with the sharp side of a Derma Wax spatula.

Lubricate the tip of the spatula with a little bit of Cleansing Cream. This will allow the spatula to slide more easily through the Derma Wax, preventing it from sticking to the spatula. Opening the wound edges up allows you to create a tattered effect. Raise the 'wound edges' using a Derma Wax spatula, lightly lubricated with Cleansing Cream. Do this carefully.

Colouring: to add a suggestion of depth to the wounds, you colour the bottom of the wound using black make-up. Then colour the inner side of the wound with dark red Crème Make-up Pure.

DERMA WAX = Derma Wax
DERMA WAX SPATULA = Derma Wax Spatula
CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream
CRÈME MAKE-UP PURE = Crème Make-up Pure
FINISHING

With Tooth Enamel you colour the teeth yellow first and then you create black edges, which gives an effect as if tooth pieces have broken off. Dry the teeth with a tissue. Shake the bottle well before use. Apply Tooth Enamel with the brush and allow to dry for a few seconds.
Do not use Tooth Enamel on dentures and teeth with fillings. A porous surface will make Tooth Enamel difficult to remove. Note: Tooth Enamel dissolves in alcohol.

Stick on plastic flies and spiders (available from joke shops) with Mastix Extra.

TOOTH ENAMEL = Tooth Enamel
MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
Finally, you add Grimas Blood, Film Blood or Blood Paste, depending on the desired effect.

Blood
You can apply it directly from the tube or with a brush.

Filmblood
Filmblood is available in two colours: light, oxygenated blood (A) and dark, deoxygenated blood (B). You can apply it directly from the bottle.

Blood Paste
When using Blood Paste, it is not necessary to colour the wound first. The stiff structure of the Blood Paste lets you produce three-dimensional effects. The structure remains malleable for quite a long time. Apply the Blood Paste with a clean Derma Wax Spatula. Close the packaging immediately after use.

BLOOD = Blood
FILMBLOOD = Filmblood
BLOOD PASTE = Blood Paste
DERMA WAX SPATULA = Derma Wax Spatula
REMOVING THE PRODUCTS

Detach the adhesive edge with a cotton bud soaked in Grimas Mastix Remover. Scrape the Derma Wax off the skin with the spatula. Remove the adhesive and make-up residues with Mastix Remover.

Massage Grimas Multi Remover or Cleansing Cream into the skin and remove with a tissue. Cleanse the skin afterwards with cleansing lotion.

You can remove the tooth enamel with a tissue soaked in an alcoholic liquid. Colour residues on or between the teeth can easily be removed with a toothbrush and toothpaste.

MASTIX REMOVER = Mastix Remover
DERMA WAX = Derma Wax
MULTI REMOVER = Multi Remover
CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream
CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion
TOOTH ENAMEL = Tooth Enamel
If Blood, Filmblood or Blood Paste got onto clothing, rinse it out under a tap. Leave the item of clothing to soak in water containing a pre-wash (Biotex). Then wash it by hand or put it in the washing machine.
BLOOD = Blood
FILMBLOOD = Filmblood
BLOOD PASTE = Blood Paste
CLEARING UP THE MATERIALS

Store the make-up in a dry and cool place until the next time you use it.

The sponges are disposable so you can throw them away after use. If you do want to reuse them, first rinse them under the tap with some soap or shampoo or wash them in the washing machine (in a net bag or pillow case), set to at least 60°C.

You can clean brushes with water and soap or shampoo. Put the moist hairs of the brushes back into shape by hand after washing. Dry the brushes lying flat on a towel and do not place them upright, since that causes the moisture to run down into the shaft.


PRODUCTS


CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion

BALD CAP = Baldcap

MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra

MAKE-UP PENCIL = Make-up Pencil

DERMA WAX = Derma Wax

DERMA WAX SPATULA = Derma Wax Spatula

CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream

CRÈME MAKE-UP PURE = Crème Make-up Pure

PLASTIC SPATULA = Plastic Spatula

FIXING POWDER = Fixing Powder

VELOUR POWDER PUFF = Velour Powder Puff

TOOTH ENAMEL = Tooth Enamel
BLOOD = Blood
BLOOD PASTE = Blood Paste
BRUSHES OX-HAIR = Brushes Ox-Hair
BRUSHES OX-HAIR = Brushes Ox-Hair
BRUSHES POWDER ROUGE = Brushes Powder/Rouge
MAKE-UP SPONGES (DISPOSABLE) = Make-up Sponges (disposable)
MASTIX REMOVER = Mastix Remover
MULTI REMOVER = Multi Remover