Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The eyes have it!!

To my regular readers, this post has nothing to do with fiber crafts!! Its with regards to another love of mine which is Papier Mache....I know, it's nothing like my felting stuff but it still has the same artistic merit...I hope!!
This relates to a little problem I was facing, which was the making of eyes, more to the point, realistic eyes. It's possible to buy them online but difficult to obtain eyes much over a couple of inches and those are really only available from specialist taxidermy shops...and run into a lot of pennies!!! So, I was hunting around for ways to make my own and came up with what I think is a, not too bad a solution, using clear plastic spoons!!!
Before you fall over laughing, have a look at the picture and let me know what you think. They are set in a plasticine eye socket!

The yellow one, I bent abit using hot(very hot) water, then painted the backs.


  1. WOW! It seems you just solved the question i've been thinking over and over. One of my works in progress is in dire need of eyes and i hadn't quite figured out the best way to make them. I wanted to paint it myself but at the same time end up with a smooth glossy surface.
    Clear Plastic Spoons, that is a great idea! Thanks!

  2. My pleasure Janet, as you can see the eyes are a bit glossier than the original spoons were, thats 'cos I gave them a rub with 'Brasso' , I don't know what the equivalent brass cleaner is in the US but I'm sure if you hunt around you'll find something!!
    Best of luck and thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.