Omg, I love the book - how did you shape the eyes?
thanks..It was done like most of the things I do by jumping in and seeing if I can do it.
I glued down the eyes (heartlessly ripped from an old soft toy) down onto a blob of hot glue. Covered the carboard with a good layer of PVA
Cut slits across the leather equal to an arc across the widest part of the eye and a little more. Folded back the leather to give the impression of eyelids and glued them in place. The rest of the leather I just arranged in scrunches and wrinkles on a layer of PVA. I did use a little hot glue here and there to stick it immediately
but chamois leather (car leather washcloths...shammy leather) is really thin so it made quite effective wrinkles.
If I were doing it again I would consider covering the board with paper in a similar colour and not running the chamois over the edges as it made it very bulky over the page. Plus big blobs of glue bled through the leather here and there.
oh and now that I think of it, I darkened the deepest part of some of the wrinkles. with a (I think ) brown pencil or sharpe, to make them more pronounced.