Let's say you are working on a new horror piece and you realize that your piece is lacking that extra gore. How do you make blood look real? Well first off I can tell you that paint even though I've tried doesn't work for me. I have tried mixing, dripping and shading the paint onto my figure but it never looks right. I found this idea mostly by accident and by experimenting. You only need two items to make convincing looking blood.
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and red food coloring
These two things will last you for quite some time and it will harden to your figure within 3 hours or less.
As the mixture dries it will go dark in some areas just like real blood. I use a paint brush and apply it to cuts and gashes. You can smear it onto your work as well. This is the piece I most recently used this technique on. Please do be careful cause the mixture can stain clothing and surfaces.
Hopefully you enjoyed this mini tutorial and can find a use in your own work. Feel free to leave comments below.