On occasion, I have been asked to create props for use on a theatrical stage. Local theater typically requires a quick turnaround and the use of inexpensive materials, so I will work in foam and felt because it will read well from the stage and it's easy to work with. For longer productions, more durable construction in plastic, wood and silicone is preferable and can be created in a more realistic-looking appearance.

Nachos Prop
Nachos Prop

Painted card stock for the chips, felt for the cheese, chives, olives and beans, hot glue. This close up photo is a little unforgiving, but it did read very well from the stage.

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Sandwich Prop
Sandwich Prop

A BLT on lightly toasted white. Foam cut into bread slices, carved and painted, painted felt lettuce, tomato, and bacon. Liberal use of hot glue.

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Wrapped Sandwich
Wrapped Sandwich

Same BLT, wrapped in wax paper, as requested. In this form, it could pass for a salami sandwich as well.

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Golden Phone Award
Golden Phone Award

The directive was for an "over-the-top," goofy award. I found a large trophy at a junk shop and, using a threaded support dowel that I concealed in the cord, added the receiver, which I then wired and glued to the urn handle for stability. Gold spray paint and done!

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