People have asked how I did Cheshire
, and Tsuki's
eyes, so here's a quick rundown.
Step 1: design your eyes (I use http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com
as my reference) to be slightly larger than the size of your plastic domes. I use plastic egg domes, which are sold in the same area at JoAnn Fabrics as the plastic spheres. I just design one eye, and then flip the image horizontally.
Step 2: print it out at 300dpi
Step 3: cut the eyes out, leaving a border of 3/4" past the edge of the eyes
Step 4: glue the eyes down onto cardstock (bristol, white backs of greeting cards, or watercolor paper), trim away the extra.
Step 5: using an x-acto, cut out the pupils. take a black marker and color in the white edges inside the pupil hole. At this step, you can add any special effects like glow in the dark paint, blacklight reactive paints, glitter, whatever.
Step 6: turn the eyes over, and glue down two layers of black sheer fabric. I use organza, but chiffon works very well, too.
Step 7: place the plastic dome onto the flat eye, and using your glue gun, trace all around the eye (so the glue is on the outside of the eye). Once the glue is cool, trim away all of the extra paper. Repeat for the other eye.Here's
what Poison's eyes looked like before they were mounted in her head.