Response from Christien Tinsley on his signature prosthetic transfers
I was so over the moon when I saw an email from Christien Tinsley himself! SCORE! Mr. Tinsley is the creator of prosthetic transfers and an award-winning makeup artist. When I emailed Tinsley Studios I thought maybe he would have someone from his studio reply to me, but he was nice enough to do it himself. Very classy. Here is his response to my email questions regarding my November 6th blog on cabo-bondo transfers.
Me: I am not really sure what the correct term is for these transfers… cabo bondo transfers, bondo transfers? Especially since I didn’t know if Mr. Tinsley used cab-0-sil in the transfers.
Me: Does Mr. Tinsley use Cab-O-Sil in his recipe for bondo transfers?
Mr. Tinsley: “I do not use cabosil although it can work but keeping in mind certain short comings. It can shrink considerably. It also can give white opaque spotting and “deaden” the tackiness.”
Me: What one piece of advice would Mr. Tinsley or Tinsley Studios give to those making bondo transfers for the first time?
Mr. Tinsley: “Advice would be to continue and experiment until you have great success. Far to often I hear about transfers with thick edges that need the use of additional “bondo” to help fill edges or need additional melting. This defeats the entire purpose and goes against the very meaning of the transfer in the first place.
I am very grateful to Mr. Tinsley for taking the time out of his busy day to answer questions. I don’t want the blog to be too long, so I will post the rest of his response tomorrow.
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