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Topic: Jeepers, creepers, make your own Monster Eyes - Tutorial  (Read 4647 times)
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« on: December 19, 2013 03:16:18 PM »

Monsters need scary eyes! And making your own is so easy.*


Materials:

  • watercolor paper or stiff cardstock
  • clear flat marbles, ususally found in the floral dept in craft stores
  • paint or colored pencils
  • scissors
  • glue

Now get to work:

1. Draw circles on the paper slightly smaller than the flat marbles. You can also trace the marbles, but circles work fine.

2. Paint a base color in the circles and let dry. No need to be exact as you will be cutting the eyes out.



3. Paint at least two colors of iris. I use a toothpick to make the stripes. Let dry.



4. Using the end of a paint brush, dip in black paint and dot in the pupil, paint a vertical slit for cat eyes. Let dry.



5. Using the end of a smaller brush, dip in white paint and add a highlight. This is very important, it makes the eyes sparkle. Let dry. (see below)

6. Cut out the circles and using a clear strong glue like E6000 dip the back of the glass marble in the glue, then press onto the cut out eye. Use a good coating of glue so there are no air bubbles. Let dry. Notice how the marbles magnify the iris!



7. Glue onto the monster using the same glue, creating a good seal. I like to use ovals or circles of felt for the main part of the eye, gluing the painted eye in the center. OR I paint an eye shape filed with white, and edged with fun colors.



See other monster eyes at:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428559.msg5115051#msg5115051
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428670.msg5116641#msg5116641

* Not recommended for toys for small children.

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013 03:25:09 PM »

This is rocking! Thank you for sharing that tutorial Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013 03:50:53 PM »

Thank you for this post, those look great! I want to make stuffies now just so I can make eyes!
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013 05:15:46 PM »

Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013 07:07:40 PM »

I can never have enough options for makeing eyes, and this one is very cool Grin  Thanks for sharing Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013 08:43:05 PM »

Very cool! I wonder if they would work on my sock monkeys. Hmmm.... I might feel some ideas brewing... Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2013 04:09:01 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2013 07:37:17 AM »

Thanks so much for sharing your secret to being awesome (one of them anyway). Love the results!
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2013 10:28:52 AM »

Thank you all so much. When you can't find what you want in the craft stores.....create!
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2013 10:33:02 AM »

I just featured this tutorial on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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