Friday, July 5, 2019

Sweet Lil Orange Slice - #FakeFoodFriday from Ashley Lawler!

This nice little slice comes to you from Ashley Lawler, who I work with at the Opera! 
Materials: Plastic Orange, Model Magic, Foam Packing Sheets, Crystal Gel
Tools: Olfa Knife

Step 1: Cut a plastic orange into slices (use what you've got!)

Step 2: Take some Model Magic and sculpt some pith (ie the white part of the peel)

Step 3: For the inner, juicy part, it's two layers of foam packing sheets, with crystal gel and paint gluing them together.  A little detail carving and then finished with a bit more crystal gel and paint. 

Step 4: Glue into the rind, get a glass and twisty straw, and tah-dah!

Refreshing!


3 comments:

  1. this is awesome! Hey y'all, junior techie here with a question... I have to make a lute for a musical, what do you suggest doing for the bowl of the lute? Was thinking of carving it out of pink foam, but I need suggestions on what to cover it with. Need something affordable and easy to sand, but can also withstand damage...

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    1. My default would be a few layers cheesecloth and flex glue, but it's not sandable. You could always try Joint Compound, but I can't attest to how strong that would be. If you get the bowl to it's final shape and then cover it, maybe then you won't need to sand it?

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    2. Hmm, I'll look into it. Thinking about mixing joint compound with some kind of PVA glue with a few layers of cheesecloth for strength. I just need a surface that will, ideally look relatively smooth and be able to paint. Thank you!

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