Glass Shards Special Effect

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Glass Shards Special Effect

You can create this effect on any part of the body. I was lucky enough to have a very willing volunteer that wanted the glass to appear as if it had impaled his heart. How can you argue with that request? So…

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Mehron Spirit Gum
  2. Graftobian Molding Wax
  3. Mehron 5 Color Bruise Wheel
  4. Mehron Setting Powder
  5. Makeup Brush
  6. Mehron Stage Blood
  7. Stipple Sponge
  8. Vaseline
  9. Q-tip
  10. Hard Plastic ( I actually used an arty cake top for my fake glass. I made sure to put the flat side against the skin. I also made sure the edges on the outside were not sharp by cutting the plastic with scissors.)

The Application:

Glass Shards Special Effect

Begin by applying Spirit Gum to the area where the glass will be protruding. Next, add Vaseline to your fingertips, then grab your Graftobian Molding Wax and begin kneading it to make it more pliable. After the Spirit Gum has had a couple of minutes to “dry”, apply your wax on top of the Spirit Gum. I used two quarter sized piece for the large glass and a dime sized piece for the small glass. You will want to blend the edges and smooth out the wax. It’s ok to remove any excess wax.

Glass Shards Special Effect

Apply powder to the entire area with a makeup brush. Now you can grab your fake glass pieces (be sure there are no sharp edges) and push them into the middle of the wax.  You will grab your Bruise wheel and q-tip to paint black around the edges of the fake glass.

Glass Shards Special Effect

Load your stipple sponge with red and yellow from  your Bruise Wheel and begin stippling these colors around the wound. You will be creating a bruise effect.

Glass Shards Special Effect

Continue using your Bruise Wheel, this time you will use a q-tip to add red to the edges of the wound.

Glass Shards Special Effect

Finally, add Stage blood to the inside of the wound. Be sure the blood is inside the edges of the glass.

And there you have it!

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Until then… live, love, paint!

Stacey Perry is the owner of and primary face painter for Peekaboo Faces located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Stacey also blogs for

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