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PPI - Attagel
ATTAGEL is a thickening agent that can be used with Green Marble Aging Concentrate to create the most realistic old age effects.
Green Marble Aging Concentrate 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 compliment.
To mix the Green Marble Aging Concentrate into an ager, you must have Green Marble Aging Concentrate and Attagel (Attagel is a clay powder used for facial masks). Ratios vary between 1 parts Attagel, to 3-6 parts concentrate (by volume). 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 types
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 aging. The application technique is the same idea as stretch and stipple.*(see note below).
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 following items:
*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 begins.
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.
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Repairs and 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 the wrinkles.
- 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.
The 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.