This funky instructable describes a sort of modern no waiting papier mache.
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Step 1: Roll Up a Plastic Carrier Bag
Take the carrier bag and roll it up loosely so it's long and thin (you don't need to stretch it).
Step 2: Make a Basic Doughnut Shape
Step 3: Cover the Basic Shape With Tape
Step 4: Bulk Out the Doughnut Shape
Step 5: Cover the Doughnut in Another Layer of Masking Tape
Actually you can see that i ran out of masking tape three quarters of the way through. This is not because i used loads of tape it's because my roll was nearly finished when I started. Still it didn't really affect the end result, because I cut most of this part out as the chomp!
Step 6: Ice the Doughnut With Hot Melt Glue
I did the doughnut top one side at a time. I put some glue on quite fast and then held the doughnut and turned it round and upside down to control where the glue went before it set a bit.
Then being very careful not to burn myself or touch the partially set glue I tackled the other side while the first area was still reasonably hot so that the two sides would blend somewhat as they set. In fact they blended perfectly.
The only trouble was, that i decided to touch the surface to see if it was set and becuse it wasn't completely set i picked up a bit on my finger. I wanted a perfect finish, so a blemish like this would have been annoying. two factors saved me. One i cut the chomp out over the blemish, two when the icing is spray painted and had sugar strands all over it, most blemishes are covered up.
Step 7: Spray the Icing With Bright Pink Paint
Step 8: WHILE IT IS STILL WET Sprinke With Sugar Strands
Your doughnut should now look like this...
If you don't want to take a chomp out of it, then jst skip on to the painting part of this instructable.
Step 9: Cut Out the Chomp
Don't worry if some strands fall off. You should hav eloads left at the end still attached, but if you want more you can always act like a real model maker and stick individual ones back on!
Once you are through the icing, you can chop out the rest of the carrier bags and masking tape using strong kitchen scissors a a long thin sharp knife. I used one of the smaller craft knives with the retractable snap off blades. I extended it out as far as it would go and used it like a miniature carving knife and sawed round the shape. In any case, once you have broken through the hardened hot melt glue, you can easily chip away at it to get the exact shape you want (i.e. teeth marks).
Step 10: Seal the Cut Face
Step 11: Make the Filling
Put the biggest gloop of hot melt on to the face that you dare and then...
Step 12: Rotate the Doughnut Till the Hot Emlt Sets
The best bet is to do this building up in about three goes. When it has set it will be as tough as anything, but before it sets it wants to go everywhere except where you want it to. But if you get it right (and it's not really that hard) then the effect is great and the filling looks like it's been properly molded.
Step 13: Now It's Time to Paint It
Mix brown using all three primary colours (red, blue and yellow) or any one primary and the complimentary secondary (i.e. red with green for example) and then use white to make them paler, probably with a touch more light yellow. Use Yellow Ochre as a base if you have it.
Acrylic covers the pink over-spray and gives a nice dense professional look. It also dries permanent (so don't get it on your clothes).
Be creative, it's not every day you get to make a 2D cartoon into 3D, so it is a good excuse to use bright vibrant colours.
Step 14: Start to Make the Trophy Base / Stand
First get yourself a disposable single portion food tray (from a take out or ready meal)
Step 15: Discard Lid and Trim Off Any Rim
Step 16: Make a Bottom for the Stand / Base
Draw round gently and carefully taking care not to distort the shape of the tray as you draw round it. When you have done this you are going to cut out the card and insert it in the tray , so if you have bent the tray out of shape when drawing round, it will distort the tray when stuck in it or it might not fit at all.
Step 17: Insert the Bottom
Step 18: Make the Plaque
Put two small blobs of glue gun glue on the plaque, one at either end to look like screw or rivet heads and paint or spray the plaque gold or silver.
At this point you could write the name of the person to whom you are intending to present this trophy on the plaque if you want.
Step 19: Stick Plaque on Trophy Base
Step 20: Insert Lolly Stick or Coffee Stirrer
You could just glue gun glue the doughnut straight to the top of the base. In which case your job is done. OR
Use either a lolly stick or a disposable wooden coffee stirrer. Poke the stick through the top hole that you have cut and making sure it is at a slight angle facing back, push it into the bottom cardboard. The cardboard will dent in slightly and a mark will appear on the bottom surface. temporarily remove the stick and make a small cut in the bottom of the base so that the stick can poke through. Put a blob of glue gun glue in the hole and push the stick through again so that it is coated in the glue gun glue and then push it back so that doesn't actually poke out of the bottom of the base stand.
Step 21: Place Doughnut on Stand
Support the doughnut in position while the glue gun glue sets to make sure that it is straight.
Now you can post a picture on instructables of the excellent Simpson's doughnut YOU made.
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