P.T.M. allows you to create the highest quality Prosthetic Transfers (also known as Bondo Transfers, Pro-Bondo Transfers, Pros-Aide Transfers) at a reasonable price and without the added stress of mixing your own material.
(The hundreds of scar bumps on the Villian (player by Actor Michael Jordon) in three EPIC movie "Black Panther" were created using sheets of PTM)
The Clear tone or “Option tone” as we they like to call it, will give you just that...options. Mix with other tones to lower the opacity, increase
transparency, or create your own tone.
Light Flesh provides a unique tone that blends with most fair skin tones during application. Compared to Pink 5, Light Flesh is less pink and more natural in colour.
The Dark Flesh tone will complement darker skin tones better than the
other tones by minimizing the makeup or time needed for blending.
P.T.M.™ was specially formulated by Christien Tinsley, the original creator of the innovative process, for the sole purpose of providing you with the best product possible.
So what exactly is Pro Bondo?
Well, Pro Bondo goes by many names including Prosthetic Transfers, Pros Aide Transfer, 3D Transfers or simply Bondo. Whatever name you like to use, the product stays the same: an acrylic adhesive based material used with translucent flat plate transfer mould to create cuts, scars, eye bags and even aging pieces.
Why is Pro Bondo so useful?
Firstly, Pro Bondo moulds are typically translucent, which helps accurately place and apply the wound. Moreover, Pro Bondo is the key to seamless continuity! Everyone wants an easy life and Pro Bondo allows you to apply directly from the mould and it takes a relatively small amount of time to make, fill and apply compared to its predecessor, the silicone appliance.
It’s also much easier compared to applying the wound in platinum based silicone like Sculpt Gel or 3rd Degree which of course even if you are a very skilled pro you will struggle to replicate the wound accurately when sculpting it directly onto the skin.
Once the Bondo has been applied directly from the mould, the mould is then ready to be reused. Simply clean, release, refill and leave overnight to set. It's.that.easy. And it makes continuity issues a thing of the past. Bondo can be coloured with grease paint or alcohol palettes.
Step by step -
- Begin by cleaning your mould. A quick wash with IPA will ensure your mould is clean.
- Use a release agent such as Vaseline or Mac Wax Avilable in Store.
- Prosthetic Makeup Artist Kristyan Mallett shared a super handy trick with us, which is an optional step, but one we highly recommend. If you encapsulate your Pro Bondo piece, then you'll find you get a much better edge and can blend away even easier. To do this, you can either airbrush Cap Plastic into your mould after you use a release, but before using Bondo. Alternatively, you can opt for the brand new product by MoulLife called Super Baldiez Spray, which removes the need for an airbrush.
- Whether you use the above technique or not, the next step is to fill your mould. Be extremely careful!! You need to make sure that you make the edges as thin as possible. Another top tip is to use business cards; the bonus being that these are disposable. Alternatively, a palette knife or a scrapper will do the job just as well.
- Leave to cure. Factors such as the size of the mould and the temperature of the room will all contribute to how long this will take. To be on the safe side, we recommend leaving it to cure overnight. If you want to speed up the process, you can pop it in a dehumidifier. Failing that, an airing cupboard will work too.
REMEMBER KEEP THEM SOMEWHERE SAFE. THEY NEED TO STAY FLAT AND OUT OF HARMS WAY. IF ANYTHING TOUCHES THE TOP IT WILL STICK AND YOUR PIECE WILL BE RUINED. SOME GOOD STORE SOLUTIONS ARE PIZZA BOX, TUPPERWEAR, PINNING TO FOAM BOARD IN A NICE CONTAINER.
- Apply the piece straight from the mould, or if you have encapsulated the mould, gently coax the piece out with the assistance of a translucent powder. We recommend Sacred HD Translucent Powder and a soft bristled brush.
Tips and hints
Always clean the skin first before applying to degrease.
If you are having problems with the Pro Bondo drying, try filling them in layers or invest in a dehumidifier.
If you find the Pro Bondo looks unnaturally shiny, try the HiDef Matting Spray.
If your Pro Bondo pieces are reluctant to come out of their mould, try putting a small touch of Pros Aide just on one end. This then coaxes the pieces out.
If the Pro Bondo piece doesn't feel as tacky as it should, try washing the back in IPA which will reactivate the adhesive agent.
Another great way to ensure the bondo stays put all day long is to utilise Pros-Aide Cream, apply a small layer to both skin and the bondo, hairdryer dry, then apply.