Friday, August 9, 2019

Gooseberry Hops, A Quick #FFFriday

This little project is a personal favorite, because they're just so cute.  For a production of Don Giovanni, set in the 15th century (also featuring the marzipan hedgehogs!) I made these cute little gooseberries in the form of hops.  
Materials: Large wooden beads, fun foam, hot glue, paint
Tools: glue gun, brushes

Unfortunately I didn't take any process pictures for these, but it's pretty simple.  I started with this research image from HistoricFood.com of 'gooseberries in the form of hops.'  

I would 100% eat these

I then took a large oval bead and some artfully cut fun foam, and glued it on in layers. 
Photo: Lisa Borton

I then passed them on to our very talented props painter, Lisa, who actually made them look like a thing, including a little sugar coating.  
Photo: Lisa Borton

They were then arranged on a little copperleaf tray, with some violet garnishes to make them look *fancy*.  

As with so many of my fake food projects, I'd like to give a lot of credit to the painters, because they really sell the finished product!  Thanks, Lisa!!

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