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How to make a prop Cocktail or rather a 'Proptail'

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This year in the show I have been asked to produce two cocktails on a tray, now, a lot of theaters don't like actual liquids on stage, so i decided to play around with glue and paint until i came up with something that looked vaguely like a cocktail...

In this Instructable, i will show you the steps I took to make two props which my not look like any cocktail i have ever drank... but certainly something i would consider drinking.  Again apologies to those who follow my Ible feed, this is yet another project where i do not possess pictures of the finished article... my camera died during manufacture, so you shall have to make do with what few pictures i have, you get the idea of it i suppose.

If you like it rate it if you make one show me

Toodles

Jay
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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What you will need:
  • A glass
  • Paint
  • PVA Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Something like a bowl to mix your paint in
  • Various cocktail decorations (eg paper umbrellas, straws etc)

Optional extra: Paper mache Pineapple ring
  • Craft knife or Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil or pen
  • Cardboard
  • Tissue paper
  • (something round to draw around)

Step 2: Stirred not Shaken

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set your cocktail glass to one side, you must first mix your paint with a small amount of PVA glue, this aids the paint to stick to the smooth glass surface...

Step 3: Lay it on thick

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Paint your glue and paint mix onto the inside of your cocktail glass, you may need to either lay it on thick or add a few coats... Because i did layered drinks i layed it on thick, which led to the colours running like an ordinary drink would do... however, this will take AGES to dry, be warned

Step 4: Wipe off any excess splodges

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Do what it says on the title... ;)

Step 5: Add second or even third colour layer

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As with both proptails i added a second colour, this worked well for the pink cocktail, not so much with the purple and green one... oh well we  live and learn, i think i may have been too soon with adding the second thick layer of paint, perhaps leaving it to dry would help
Very creative! I love how they look, very much like a cocktail!
Biggsy (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
I wish i had just been able to get a picture of the finished article... thankyou anyway
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