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You'll also need
- Acrylic paints or nail polish in any colors you want to use for the irises
- Optional: glitter that matches/coordinates with the paint color, in case you want to layer this behind the paint.
- Paper towels
- Whatever tools findings, fabric, or other supplies to turn these into jewelry, costumes, stuffies, etc.
I've found 3 ways to do resin eyes, each has its uses. All of them were made with our Brilliant Resin and Silicone Cabochons Mold, and all require layers of resin, so leave yourself at least 4-6 hours between each layer for set-up. You can compare the 3 types above and decide which you want to make, or make some of each! This post is all about.....
These are not hard to make, but they take a bit longer to create the painted layer than other resin eye effects. You can use acrylic paint or nail polish for this technique. Make your layers as thick or thin as you'd like.
With this mold you'll be able to see how your layers are looking before pouring the next.
You can also incorporate these into costumes, book covers, or stuffies by wrapping fabric, fur, or leather around them.
You can turn them into jewelry by drilling and adding findings, or wire-wrapping them into place like this:
These were surrounded with POLYMER CLAY and baked - DO NOT try this with other resins.
Here is a thorough tutorial for using your Silicone Cabochons Mold, with lots more project ideas: