I need to find a substitute for crude oil instead of reel crude oil for a photo shoot?

I need to find a substitute for crude oil instead of reel crude oil for a photo shoot . it needs to have all the same look and colour and properties but won’t die hair or be dangerous to put on skin . as the model will be drenched in it its quite important. If you don’t get this basically the same thing that was done on quantum of solace http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/10/05/article-1068483-02C140B800000578-882_468x314_popup.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1068483/SPOILER-ALERT.html&usg=___eOQkatHFesbjdYV2-tU9xZy-p8=&h=643&w=964&sz=102&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=mIfrO9bQhQQhaM:&tbnh=99&tbnw=148&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dquantom%2Bof%2Bsolace%2Bcrude%2Bcar%2Boil%2Bhotel%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-GB:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

5 Responses to “I need to find a substitute for crude oil instead of reel crude oil for a photo shoot?”

  1. PeaceonEarth Says:

    Wow! Great question!

    The only thing I can think of is a gallon of non toxic water based house hold paint. Maybe there is something to make it even thicker? Call a speciality paint store they would know.
    Then you could choose any color.

    Call an art speciality store they are usually artist themselves.

    Wait! I got it! I know of a place for sure that would know. Call Penland School of Crafts in western NC. You will for sure get an answer there.

    Happy Fall!
    Have a blast on your project!
    Happy Fall

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  3. fhotoace Says:

    You may have to contact some special effects companies in Hollywood.

    You biggest problem will be how to dispose of anything you use.

    My guess is that chocolate syrup might do the trick. Actual crude oil varies in viscosity and can be nearly as clear as the gasoline you put in your car to so thick it needs heat to make it flow. The colour of it can be from a light straw colour to deep black, some even comes out of the wellhead looking like chocolate moose.

  4. Mr Cellophane Says:

    Hershey’s chocolate syrup

    Trivia – Alfred Hitchcock used chocolate syrup to simulate blood in the shower scene of "Psycho"

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