Have you heard of it? This stuff is amazing. It’s called Fresh scratch and you can purchase it with most theatrical make-up companies. I buy mine from Mehron. Maybe I’m late to the game, but i wanted to share this source anyway.
We do a lot of new plays where i work (The New School for Drama) and it never fails there are always plays in the festival that require cuts, bleeding people, and so forth. Well we mastered the liquid blood that washes out. (see other post) But thanks to a suggestion from one of our directors (Lucia Peters) we found this stuff. It is about 10-20 bucks depending on how much you get. I suggest getting both the light and dark that way you can layer the colors so you have a half dried effect. . About the product: it takes like less than two minutes to dry (which serves great for a quick change that required getting “beat up”), washes away with water and easily with soap, doesn’t stain, and does not get sticky. it comes in paste form and dried like real blood. color is also realistic. no fuss no mess, easy clean-up, needless I’m a fan! almost as much as i like wonder-flex, OK don’t get crazy i said almost!
See picture as modeled by my wonderful wardrobe mister Seth Gamble who applied this treatment to the actors every night. PS. I also heart Seth. If you need wardrobe nonunion in NYC he’s the man. He can make a quick change his bitch.