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Mixing Up A Quick Drink With Encapso® K

Mosier Novelties, Inc. (Olean, NY) creates themed environments and elements for casinos, restaurants, bars and more. Their latest project called for creating oversized attention-getting drink props for a new Manhattan night club. The challenge was to find the right materials to fill the order. Francois Mosier contacted Smooth-On at about the time Encapso® K was launched.

This step-by-step tutorial presents Mr. Mosier’s process of making a glowing "Pink Lady," complete with realistic crushed rubber ice and chunks of rubber faux fruit.
 Step 1 - Gather all materials.

1 - Step 1 - Gather all materials.
 Step 2 - Wear vinyl gloves to minimize skin contact.

2 - Step 2 - Wear vinyl gloves to minimize skin contact.
 Step 3 - To make fake ice chunks, measure and mix equal amounts of Encapso® K parts A and B.

3 - Step 3 - To make fake ice chunks, measure and mix equal amounts of Encapso® K parts A and B.
 Step 4 - Pour the clear mixture into two plastic cups and let cure.

4 - Step 4 - Pour the clear mixture into two plastic cups and let cure.
 Step 5 - Pigment Encapso® K with Ignite® yellow fluorescent pigment to create pineapple fruit accents.  Let cure.

5 - Step 5 - Pigment Encapso® K with Ignite® yellow fluorescent pigment to create pineapple fruit accents. Let cure.
 Step 6 - Pigment Encapso® K with Ignite® orange pigment to create orange fruit accents.  Let cure

6 - Step 6 - Pigment Encapso® K with Ignite® orange pigment to create orange fruit accents. Let cure
 Step 7 - After the clear rubber has fully cured, crumble into chunks to simulate crushed ice.

7 - Step 7 - After the clear rubber has fully cured, crumble into chunks to simulate crushed ice.
 Step 8 - After the pigmented rubber has cured, crumble into chunks to simulate pieces of fruit.

8 - Step 8 - After the pigmented rubber has cured, crumble into chunks to simulate pieces of fruit.
 Step 9 - Mix a new batch of Encapso® K for the main component of the drink prop.

9 - Step 9 - Mix a new batch of Encapso® K for the main component of the drink prop.
 Step 10 - Mix in a few drops of Ignite® flourescent pink pigment.

10 - Step 10 - Mix in a few drops of Ignite® flourescent pink pigment.
 Step 11 - Mix Ignite® pigment into the Encapso® K until a uniform color is attained.

11 - Step 11 - Mix Ignite® pigment into the Encapso® K until a uniform color is attained.
 Step 12 - Fill the glass part way with pink Encapso® K.

12 - Step 12 - Fill the glass part way with pink Encapso® K.
 Step 13 - Encapsulating some of  the faux fruit chunks will give the piece added depth and realism.

13 - Step 13 - Encapsulating some of the faux fruit chunks will give the piece added depth and realism.
 Step 14 - Pour more tinted Encapso® K to further fill the glass.

14 - Step 14 - Pour more tinted Encapso® K to further fill the glass.
 Step 15 - Layer in more rubber fruit chunks and add rubber ice chunks to complete the piece.  Once fully cured, the different elements will bond to each other.

15 - Step 15 - Layer in more rubber fruit chunks and add rubber ice chunks to complete the piece. Once fully cured, the different elements will bond to each other.
 Because the finished 
‘Pink Lady’ drink was colored 
with Ignite® pigments, it glows in the prescence of black lights in the Manhattan night club, making for a very impactful display prop

16 - Because the finished ‘Pink Lady’ drink was colored with Ignite® pigments, it glows in the prescence of black lights in the Manhattan night club, making for a very impactful display prop


Making a Realistic "Pink Lady" Drink Display Prop Using Encapso K

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