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How do I make craft/doll/bear eyes like these ? Answered

I have been working with craft eyes off of etsy (like these ttp://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22445960 ) for a while now. But the truth is, no one seems to make the eye size I want. They are all a bit small. Does anyone know how these eyes are made? I thought it might be fun if I made my own. Are there molds I can buy or blanks I can paint ?? I want to make about 20 pairs of these, but really large if possible.

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frollard (author)2009-03-19

casting resin like Kiteman says is a pretty quick solution. you'd want your mold to be flawless to get the shiny result without too much polishing. The back would be flat - paint the flat with a black pupil circle with an acrylic paint which sticks to the resin you're working with, then add the cornea whatever colour you want - they look to be solid colour. Adding 'veins' etc, is easy as gluing down coloured polyester fibers.

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grow_power (author)frollard2009-03-19

In my past experience of casting resin, i've always had little bubbles in it. I am worried that will show up a lot in something this small. ( I know the best way to get bubbles out of resin is with a vacuum, but I don't have that kind of setup)

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frollard (author)frollard2009-03-19

nix that, cornea = sclera/iris (depending on cartoon colour)

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Kiteman (author)2009-03-19

You could try casting them out of clear resin with a coloured dye?

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