Help on photo I'm trying to take - Prop suggestion

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  1. Regina

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    I would like to do a photo with something that looks like industrial oil. I'm putting it on a model, so I need suggestions that will not harm skin and will wash off easily. I was thinking regular vegetable oil + food coloring, but I'm not sure it would mix. Any help would be appreciated! It's going to be a black & white photo as well.
     
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    Try mixing water and corn-flour to make a thin paste - I remember making fake blood for halloween costumes like this when I was a kid.

    Food colouring should mix well in it, and as you're shooting in black+white, you could probably get away with having it dark red or blue instead of black - unless you can get black food colouring...
     
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    Chocolate syrup? Maybe with something added?
     
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    That's what I was thinking...but then I got to thinking about a model with chocolate syrup all over her....and I forgot to post the suggestion. :greenpbl: :lmao:
     
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    ... or that raspberry sauce stuff you put on ice-cream - might need to be a bit darker though.
     
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    It sure could make clean-up a lot more fun.
     
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    Pancake syrup comes in a variety of different flavors each has a different color. Go to a grocery store and browse around. Your bound to find something ressembling to look you are trying to achieve.
     
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    I've been thinking and I've decided on either carob syrup or molasses. Thanks for the help and suggestions!
     
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    Hope it's not an outdoor shoot. Can imagine the bugs going after a model.
     
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    might try some mollassis (not sure about spelling) kind of a slow syrupy surgary deal... might be a bit thick ad some water or something maybe food coloring.
    go to a store and walk up and down the isles look at the different oils and syrups might find something close or that can be colored....
    good luck.
     

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