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Topic: Eyeball pin head tutorial....feed your monster well.  (Read 1343 times)
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« on: February 17, 2014 11:24:28 AM »

I made a monster for a swap recently and decided to send a basket of snacks with him. What better to feed a monster than eyeballs!



  • Start with some white, well kneaded polymer clay and ball headed pins.
  • Pinch off a piece about the size of the end of your little finger and roll in to a ball between your palms. Don't worry if it is not quite round.
  • Gently push the head of the pin into the center of the ball of clay and reshape to as round a ball as you can. If they are not perfect, don't worry, after they are painted, no one will notice.
  • Try to keep it as tight to the shaft of the pin as possible to minimize wobbly effects.
  • Bake as directed on polymer clay package and cool.



  • Now paint! I painted several layers of white.
  • Then drew a circle for the iris with a black fine tip Sharpie.
  • I painted the iris in fun monster colors using a toothpick to streak the iris.
  • Use the end of a paintbrush to dot on the pupil and when that is dry, use a toothpick to place a white dot near the edge of the pupil as a light reflection...makes the eyes pop!
  • I re-did the circle outline on the iris, drew some red blood shot lines with a red sharpie.
  • Several layers of glaze makes them look very slimy.
Now go feed your monster.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014 11:46:32 AM »

Eeekk!! Those eyes are looking at me! So life like!

Thanks for your tutorial, tips and how-to's!  Cheesy
They look great!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014 12:24:32 PM »

Thanks for the tut!  I will definitely have to make me some of theses Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014 03:23:54 AM »

These are great!  Thanks so much for sharing.   Smiley  Can I ask what kind of glaze you used to make them shiny?
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014 09:26:03 AM »

Um...random bottles of glaze that I have? I have several types from actual polymer clay glaze (probably the most likely that I used) to a clear glaze for over acrylic paint and a few gift bottles that are glazes as well. I like the polymer clay glaze, it is very shiny and makes the eyeballs look nice and juicy. I really do not remember for sure.
I did several coats, at least 2-3, until I was happy with the results.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014 11:00:24 AM »

I have had success with Triple Thick glaze on poly clays...makes it super shiny Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014 04:49:00 AM »

Whoah, they are most realistic. What a fun project you made from them! Awesome job.
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