GREEN MARBLE SēLr
Green Marble SēLr
offers a subtle approach to aging. To achieve the desired affect, the
finished product will require a translucent and equally subtle paint.
The Skin Illustrator color systems provide the perfect
To mix the Green Marble SēLr
into an ager, you must have Green Marble SēLr concentrate
and attagel (attagel is a clay powder used for facial masks). Ratios
vary between 1 parts attagel, to 3-6 parts SēLr concentrate
The ager does not work with the SPRAY Green Marble SēLr.
Attagel to Green Marble Concentrate
1 oz. TO 3 oz. Heavy ager on most skin types
1 oz. TO 4 oz. Medium Heavy
1 oz. TO 5 oz. Medium Light
1 oz. TO 6 oz. Light ager on most skin
A 1 oz. attagel to 6 oz. GM Concentrate
ratio still works well as a fine-line wrinkler when used lightly. This
formula also works well for lighter applications, when only a texture
change is desirable. Without affecting large wrinkles, this formula
changes the texture of the skin, which is excellent for subtle, close-up
application technique is the same idea as stretch and stipple.*(see note
- Desired effect
- Specific area of face
- Elasticity of subject’s skin
- Application method: foam sponge
latex vs. brush
With these variables in mind, alter your
formula ratios for different areas of your subject’s face in order to
customize desired features. This technique may be utilized for the back
of your subject’s hands as well.
Your make-up kit should include the
Assorted Makeup Brushes
Kiehls blue astringent
Flat white, synthetic brushes 3/8", ½", ¾", 7/8", 1’
Skin Illustrator Color palettes
Green marble Selr Spray
Telesis 5 Thinner
Green Marble SēLr Concentrate
*The only facial prepping necessary is to
remove fine hairs and lightly wipe the face with Witch Hazel (also try
Kiehls blue Astringent). To prevent lashes from sticking while you work,
apply AF Thinner to lashes with a mascara wand before application
For ease of application and to control
alcohol fumes around the eyes, It is preferred to recline an actor in a
chair. However, you may find a combination of prone and upright works
best for you.
When beginning the process, think stretch
and brush instead of stretch and stipple (Based on techniques used on
the feature "Clockstoppers"). Repairs are made with either 99%
alcohol or Telesis thinner. Patching is done with more ager material.
The preferred method is to use a flat
white, synthetic bristle brush (between 3/8" to 1" in width, depending on the
area to be aged). The application changes only in the tool by which you
put the Sēlr to the skin. Use brush strokes that
will complement the direction of wrinkles. For best results, apply 1 to
4 layers, depending on your variables (as many as nine layers were used
in some areas for "Clockstoppers"). Be sure to powder your
last stipple layer before releasing. Use the hand fan at a low setting
to blow fumes away from air passages at any time.
While aging the face in sections, be
careful not to come down too close to the mouth in the nasolabial area.
This allows too much material to build up around the mobile area,
causing a constant need for repair. Remember to keep your fingertips
powdered at all times.
Based on experiments for "Clockstoppers",
the use of a sponge, trapped air onto the surface of the makeup, giving it an
REPAIRS & QUICK FIXES
Depending on the thickness and placement
of the ager, areas of the face may crack or flake, creating a look of
severe damage. Do not panic. This usually happens around the mouth, just
before or after lunch and near wrap. Repairs can be done quickly and
easily by using any of the following three methods:
- Paint 99% alcohol in the direction of
- Apply Telesis 4 thinner and/or acetone
(faster) with a brush. Then apply Green Marble Sēlr
(use a brush, sponge or spray).
- Apply the original ager material.
This technique is particularly useful when you do not have the time to
do a thorough repair. Temporary patching mediums include:
• Oil free sodium based moisturizers (Kiehls,
Kiss My Face, etc.)
• KY jelly
• 99% pure clear aloe. This technique
was extremely successful for makeup artist Douglas Noe, while filming Mama
Flores Family, in Georgia’s summer heat. The
high humidity of the location was definitely a factor in the choice to
use a plant-based product.
best removal technique to date, to dissolve Green Marble materials, involves
the use of IPM Gel (or Isopropyl Myristate), massaged with the fingers, into
the skin. In addition, the finger massage technique works exceptionally well
around the eyes and is more comfortable for the actor.
Green Marble Sēlr techniques are offered in
good faith but results will vary given the materials, conditions, actor’s
skin and experience with the materials. It is highly recommended that
you experiment with techniques before using these tips on your
actor. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.