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Please note: Tinsley 3D FX Transfers are not reusable! Single-use only.
Check out Tinsley's video on applying FX transfers in the photos.
Check the piece for proper alignment. Know where you want to apply it before you begin to glue it down and make sure you have an appropriate adhesive remover! Clean the skin to remove any dirt and oils. For larger pieces, lengthy performances under hot lights or for people with heavy sweating you can use Top Guard or Dry Anti Sweat under the prosthetics to reduce perspiration.
Open your FX transfer by cutting above the plastic bubble. Peel the plastic with the FX from the transfer paper, the turn the FX over and press face down onto the transfer paper (glossy side). Cut out the FX to be used, keeping away from the edge. Peel plastic from the back of the FX and place exposed backside onto skin and press firmly. Wet the transfer paper with water, press firmly and wait 30 seconds before peel the transfer paper off.
Tinsley Transfers are pre-coloured and look great without any additional makeup, but if you would like to add more effects check out the options below.
Creme Based Makeup like Ben Nye's Wheels or Creme Liners is the most common. They blend extremely easy for realistic looking effects and are a great choice for different cuts and wound effects. If you choose to use cream makeup keep in mind that they can discolour when used over latex-based products including Woochie, Rubber Wear, and Don Post prosthetics or if you have used liquid latex to blend over the edges of your prosthetic. You can prevent discoloration by applying a thin layer of Castor Sealer over the entire prosthetic, blot off any excess and then Powder to set before applying makeup. This is not necessary if you are using a plastic-based prosthetic like Watermelon.
Rubber Mask Grease is a castor oil-based creme makeup works similar to other creme makeups but is designed to work over latex products without the need to add more castor sealer to prevent discoloration.
Water-Based Makeup or face paint is easy to use and very gentle on the skin. They are great for solid colours like green witches or for use on young children. Water-based makeup can be more susceptible to sweating or rubbing off so a Makeup Sealer like Final Seal may be desired for added durability and protection against smudging.
Alcohol Based Makeup like Skin Illustrator or Reel Creations is the most durable and realistic makeup. The makeup is applied using 99% alcohol and goes on more translucent so it can be easily layered for effects that look under the skin instead of on top of the skin. Once applied they are incredibly durable, water and smudge resistant, and can last a few days with proper care. Alcohol-based makeup is harder to work with than creme or water-based makeup so it's not recommended for beginners.
Once the makeup is finished apply Blood as a finishing touch if necessary. Thick blood is great for using inside gouges and wounds to create texture and depth, they can also create small scrapes. Stage blood drip for fresh-cut effects.
Remove makeup or blood first. Gently begin to rub or pull up the edge of FX transfer and roll it into itself. Use adhesive remover or baby oil to remove residual tackiness.