PUT READY

Set out ready for use:
Towel / cape
Water bowls
Pin-tail comb
Tissues
Straightener / iron
Scissors
Hairspray
Cotton wool pads

Do not use ready-to-use cleansing cloths.

If you are making your own beard, moustache, sideburns, eyebrows or similar from Wool Crepe for the theatre, then you can also do this in advance at home and stick the result on to a ceramic head using Mastix Extra. Spray the Wool Crepe hairpiece with a strong fixative plastic spray and cut it into style while on the head. Note: using hairspray or plastic spray on the Wool Crepe will make it inflammable.
When you are going to be using the Wool Crepe hairpiece, you soak it gently loose from the head with alcohol and place it in tissues in a sturdy box. Now it is ready to take away for use.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
PREPARATION

Before starting, you ensure your hands and nails are well cleaned. File your nails if necessary, so that there are no snags. By doing this you prevent damages on the face and risk of infection.

Always work using clean materials (sponges, brushes, spatulas, water bowls) and change the water regularly.

Get the subject to put on any clothes beforehand that have to be put on over the head. Protect your models clothing with a hairdressing cape or a towel.

Grimas Wolcrêpe is used to create beards, moustaches and eyebrows or to camouflage the edges of a beard set. It is a series of pieces of sheep's wool (approximately 15 cm in length) braided together.

Hint: in the example the decision was made to stick on the Wool Crepe first and then to paint the face.
You can also paint the face first and then stick on the Wool Crepe. In the latter case, make sure the skin is free of grease first by applying Cleansing Lotion.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion
MAKING A BEARD

This character has a beard made of Wool Crepe.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Pull a braid of about 50 cm wool crepe loose from the strings around which it has been wound. If you feel resistance, you cut the strings loose so that you can continue.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Straightening

Straighten the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting), until it has a slight wave.

Straighten the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting), until it has a slight wave. Do not pull it too hard, so the braid remains intact.
Pull gently to the right length

Now make the piece that you are working with longer and looser: run it through your hands and pull it gently bit by bit in the lengthwise direction, but so that the piece still remains intact.

If you want, you can mix the tuft with Wool Crepe of another colour.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Creating tufts

Pull the loosened string into three equal pieces. Do the following with each of the pieces: pull the piece loose in the middle, in the lengthwise direction with the hairs; then place the two pieces on top of each other and divide them into two again.

Keep the hands about 20 cm apart. Keep repeating this action until the Wool Crepe is transparent.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Hold the Wool Crepe against the light to see if there are any dark patches.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Keep repeating this action until the Wool Crepe is transparent. The pieces get increasingly shorter and thicker.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
The pieces get increasingly shorter and thicker.
As soon as the result is transparent, you pull the tuft into a length of 20 to 25 cm again and you spray it with a hairspray with a strong hold to strengthen it. You can also use plastic spray. Note: using hairspray or plastic spray on the Wool Crepe will make it inflammable.

Hint: you can vary the thickness of the pieces slightly. You can use the thinnest tuft for the whiskers.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Snip the tufts gently diagonally across.
Now you have six pieces, which lets you make a complete beard.
Attaching a beard

You can create the beard beforehand on a ceramic head but you can also create it directly on the skin.

Work preferably work on a dry base.
Using Grimas Mastix Extra (or Mastix Watersoluble in a training course situation), you attach these obliquely cut pieces step by step.

Please note: place the cut surfaces on the skin in such a way that the points of the tufts, which have been gently snipped diagonally, point forward or downward, in the natural direction of growth of a beard.

MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
MASTIX WATERSOLUBLE = Mastix Watersoluble
Work piece by piece. Apply glue to the part of the skin concerned and press the cut surface/obliquely cut side into the adhesive.

Attaching sequence: you attach piece 1 just under the chin, with the point forwards.

If necessary, piece 2 can be made smaller by pulling off a piece from the cut surface. Attach this piece to the chin, in the opposite direction to that of piece 1.
Attach pieces 3 and 4 close up on the left and right sides of piece 2, on the jaw line with the points forwards.
Pieces 5 and 6 should be affixed up close to pieces 3 and 4, with the points downward.

Please note: during attachment, keep the cut surfaces tightly together to ensure full whiskers (sideburns), also after modelling.

Modelling a beard

Press the adhesive edge onto the skin with one hand, and model the Wool Crepe pieces together with the other hand. You do this with the end of a pin-tail comb or the back of a brush, until the beard appears as a single item.

Please note: do not comb!

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
You can use scissors and/or clippers to create the desired model for the beard. Fix the result with a hairspray.
MAKING A MOUSTACHE

This character has a moustache made of Wool Crepe.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Pull a braid of 20 cm Wool Crepe loose from the strings around which it has been wound. If you feel resistance, you cut the strings loose so that you can continue.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Straightening

Straighten out the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting).

Straighten out the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting). Do not pull it too hard, so the braid remains intact.
The piece for the moustache must be properly straightened.
Pull gently to the right length
Now make the piece that you are working with longer and looser: run it through your hands and pull it gently bit by bit in the lengthwise direction, but so that the piece still remains intact.

If you want, you can mix the tuft with Wool Crepe of another colour.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Making a flat piece

Once the wool crepe is straightened, we are going to make a flat tuft. Pull the loosened piece into two in the middle, in the lengthwise direction along with the hairs; place the two pieces on top of each other and divide them into two again. Keep the hands about 20 cm apart. Keep repeating this action until the Wool Crepe is transparent.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Hold the Wool Crepe against the light to see if there are any dark patches.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Pull the loosened piece into two in the middle, in the lengthwise direction along with the hairs; place the two pieces on top of each other and divide them into two again. Keep repeating this action until the Wool Crepe is transparent. The piece will become shorter and thicker.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
The piece will become shorter and thicker.
Hold the piece tight in the middle and comb it out.
Now flatten out the piece using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting).
Use hairspray with a strong hold to strengthen the piece. You can also use plastic spray. Note: using hairspray or plastic spray on the Wool Crepe will make it inflammable.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Snip the tuft gently diagonally across, keeping the scissors at an angle while doing this (obliquely with respect to the Wool Crepe).
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
You now have two pieces for the moustache.
Attaching a moustache

Work preferably work on a dry base. Work piece by piece.

Applying Grimas Mastix Extra (or Mastix Watersoluble in a training course situation) as the adhesive, press the cut surface/obliquely cut side into the glue.
Absolutely do not use near or above the eyes.

Please note: during attachment, keep the cut surfaces tightly together to ensure a full moustache, also after modelling.

MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
MASTIX WATERSOLUBLE = Mastix Watersoluble
Press the adhesive edge onto the skin with one hand, and model the Wool Crepe moustache with the other hand; you can do this with the end of a pin-tail comb or the back of a brush.

Please note: do not comb!

You can use scissors to create the desired model for the moustache. You can create the curl using a greasy substance (pomade, wax).
Fix the result with a hairspray.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
SHADOWING/LINING

This extreme type has sharp features. The make-up is an exaggerated version of the ageing technique, for a good effect at a distance. To model the face, you accentuate the deeper lying areas using Crème Make-up in a dark colour.
Important areas for shading are the eye sockets, the temples, the side of the nose and below the cheekbones. You draw the lines with a flat sable-hair brush. By placing it obliquely on the skin you get a sharp edge on one side and a fading effect on the other side. To determine which side should be sharp and which side faded, you start from the centre of the face (nose). Create a fading effect towards the outside. The lines from the eyes towards the forehead (vertical frowning wrinkles) and the naso-labial ('nose-lip') fold are therefore sharp in the direction of the nose and more blurred towards the outside. Bags under the eyes are sharp on the lower side and must be faded towards the upper side. The parts of the face that have not been shaded now seem to have been brought forward.

CRÈME MAKE-UP PURE = Crème Make-up Pure
MAKING EYEBROWS

This character has eyebrows made of Wool Crepe.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Pull a braid of about 10 cm of Wool Crepe loose from the strings that it has been wound around. If you feel resistance, you cut the strings loose so that you can continue.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Split the piece in two.
Pull one piece loose from the braid.
Pull the piece that has been separated off gently to get it to the right length.
Pull gently to the right length
Now make the piece that you are working with longer and looser: run it through your hands and pull it gently bit by bit in the lengthwise direction, but so that the piece still remains intact.
Pull the loosened piece into two in the middle, in the lengthwise direction along with the hairs; place the two pieces on top of each other and divide them into two again. Keep repeating this action until the Wool Crepe is transparent.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Use hairspray with a strong hold to strengthen the piece. You can also use plastic spray. Note: using hairspray or plastic spray on the Wool Crepe will make it inflammable.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Roll it in one direction between the palms of your hands and keep spraying in the meantime to get more grip. Continue until the piece has been rolled tightly and has become more like a dreadlock in shape.
Continue until the piece has been rolled tightly and has become more like a dreadlock in shape.
Cut this piece cleanly diagonally.
You now have two pieces that you can make two eyebrows from.
Using Grimas Mastix Extra (or Mastix Watersoluble in a training course situation), you attach the eyebrows step by step. Fix them on top of the natural eyebrows. Apply glue to the part of the skin concerned and press the cut surface/obliquely cut side into the adhesive.

Can cause serious damage to the eyes. Protect the eyes by closing them and covering them with a tissue.

For this character the eyebrows are stuck on at an angle to give a mean effect. The structure of the eyebrows is also full and bristly.

You use scissors to create the desired model for the eyebrows. If necessary, open the structure a little and model them using the end of a pin-tail comb or the back of a brush. Repeat the process of cutting and opening if necessary until the desired result has been achieved.

MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
MASTIX WATERSOLUBLE = Mastix Watersoluble
If the non-shaded parts are lightened, this will enhance the effect of bringing those areas "forward".
Apply white make-up to the higher parts of the forehead, above the temple, next to the frown wrinkles on the wings of the nose and on top of the nose. The eyebag is also lightened a little.
Between the higher parts of the brow some subtle shadowing is done to generate more depth.

If necessary, blur the segments and lines that are to be faded using a dry make-up sponge. You do this with a dabbing action, without wiping.

REMOVING THE PRODUCTS

If you have worked with Grimas Mastix Watersoluble, you can remove the Wool Crepe with lukewarm water and a little soap if necessary. Wool Crepe that has been stuck on with Mastix Extra you remove with Mastix Remover. You can then already pull some of the hairs loose and remove them with a tissue. The remaining hairs and the adhesive you remove with a cotton wool pad and Mastix Remover. Dab it carefully onto the skin and roll the residual material off the skin.

You can clean the skin further if required with a cleansing milk or cleansing cream. Massage it in gently and remove it with a soft tissue. Cleanse afterwards with Cleansing Lotion.

MASTIX WATERSOLUBLE = Mastix Watersoluble
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
MASTIX REMOVER = Mastix Remover
CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream
CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion

PRODUCTS


CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe

MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra

CRÈME MAKE-UP PURE = Crème Make-up Pure

PLASTIC SPATULA = Plastic Spatula

BRUSHES RED SABLE-HAIR = Brushes Red Sable-Hair

BRUSHES RED SABLE-HAIR = Brushes Red Sable-Hair

MAKE-UP SPONGE = Make-up Sponge

CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream

MASTIX REMOVER = Mastix Remover