We wrapped the armature in Teflon tape to insure that the DragonSkin silicone wouldn't leak into the screw threads and hinder any movement. Using a toothpick, I dragged and coaxed the tinted DragonSkin inside the Platinum-Cure mold. DragonSkin is a Tin-Cure so it won't adhere to the puppet's mold. I then paint in reverse, starting with the dirt on his kneecaps and ending with the core colors. It's not unlike painting with mucus. The tiny notches in the mold are called jeweler's cuts. I used a surgical scalpel to cut open the mold. This way, when we close it back up everything will align properly.