Introduction: How to Make a Prop Cocktail or Rather a 'Proptail'
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
Step 1: Ingredients
- A glass
- 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
- Pencil or pen
- Tissue paper
- (something round to draw around)
Step 2: Stirred Not Shaken
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
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
Do what it says on the title... ;)
Step 5: Add Second or Even Third Colour Layer
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
Step 6: Is It Finished?
once your paint is dry feel free to add any cocktail decorations you think suit the design, here i just simply added a paper parasol to finish off the drink, which i hot melt glued to the glass.
The green and purple one eventually ended up with a mock pineapple ring, two umbrellas and a few straws, but i have no pictures of that
Step 7: Optional Extra
here's a brief into how i made it:
- Firstly cut two circles out of cardboard
- Cut the circles into a C shape, but square off the outer edge like a pineapple
- Glue both C sections together
- Papier mache
- Add paint
Now all you need to do is affix it to your cocktail
Step 8: Finished
I promise as soon as i find pictures of them being used in the performance i shall post them here, i loathe not having pictures to show off what i have done but i can't help hardware failures, hopefully this may come of use to someone at a later stage. we shall see...