I'm taking part in Creative Paperclay's® Halloween Link Up Party, and also tossing my hat in the ring to keep my spot on the Design Team!! I love making pieces for my Witch's Apothecary, and this year was no different!! I have THREE things to share with you today!
Next, I used the Bat Wing mold I created last year, to create a whole JAR full of wings!
Lastly, I made DRAGON'S EYEBALLS!!
I'm really happy with how these came out, and they look so cute in their old Avon bowl I spray painted black! They were SO simple to make.
If you'd like to make some eyeballs for yourself,
YOU WILL NEED:
YOU WILL NEED:
- Creative Paperclay® modeling material
- White Gesso
- Acrylic Paints (I use Folk Art)
- Antiquing Stain
- Matte Finish Krylon Sealant spray (and black if you want to refinish your container)
- A cool thrifted container to hold them
Are you ready?
Pull off some blobs of Creative Paperclay® in similar amounts. (because you want your eyeballs to be pretty much all the same size.) Remember, these are DRAGON'S eyeballs, so they should fill the palm of your hand pretty well. I made 6 blobs, to have three PAIRS of eyeballs. Now roll those blobs into balls. Set them on a plate to dry. If you have any cracks once the balls are dry, get them wet, and press in VERY tiny amounts of clay into the cracks. Once your crack repair is dry, use sand paper to further smooth out your balls and make them nice and round. Then start painting!
|drying crack repair on left, painting in progress on right|
I started out by putting on a layer of white gesso. Then I painted a circle of color in the middles. Next, I painted the black slits for the Dragon's pupils. Then I put in shading and darker versions of the original colors on the eyeballs. Dark on the outside, to light on the inside, with yellow at the very edge of the pupil, and fading out into the color of the eyeballs. I used metalic paints when I could. For the final effect, I painted antiquing stain around the outside of the color, and faded it into the eyeballs.
Here they are again, all together!!
If you are here as part of the Link Up party, thank you for coming to visit! Be sure to visit the Creative Paperclay® blog, and see what everyone has made!
(I would also love it it you cast your VOTE my way!)
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