Two things have happened here. First, life is calming down considerably with my mother's nursing home issues. This have given me more time for the second thing, getting back to crafting. Every time I finish something, I really want to share it with other crafty people. Hence, my absolute need return to blogging. I missed you guys!
While everyone was making cute Christmas stuff, I was playing with eyeballs to make this guy.
I saw the idea for making the eyes on one blog (wish I could remember which one) and traveled among countless others trying to figure out just how someone with zero artistic ability could pull this off.
|Set #1--quite happy with this set
|Set #2--not so happy with this set
The center, where the iris is located, is concave. After painting, I poured jewelry resin in this area. It was supposed to stay in that area. The rest of the eye would have varnish to get that shiny look. My resin overflowed covering the whole thing. That works, too, though, and eliminates the need for varnish. Here's a pic that kind of shows the reservoir of resin (I think or hope it does anyway).
|That shine gives a great glassy-eye stare.
So the creature is presently guarding my house and creeping out visitors who suddenly notice that the pillow is staring at them.