On the way home I stopped at the hobby shop. they had a sale going on, so I thought I would grab some white Sculpey to try to make eyes for this little blighter. Well, it turned out I got glow in the dark instead of white. I suppose it will work anyway. I also don't have an efficient way of hardening the Sculpey. I tried anyway. I used a hair dryer on the highest setting for what felt like an hour. They are haard-ish. So here is a pic of the results:
I put them on pins to harden so they would have holes in the middle. I been doing some reading, and it is easier to animate eyes if they have holes in the pupils. You can use a pin or a pointy movey tool to move them in smaller increments. Then I turned the hairdryer on them. When they would no longer indent when I pushed on them I took them off the pins and then dipped a pin in black paint to try to fill the hole. When they are dry I will make the black dots bigger and try to put a little bit of color in. May be a bit ambitious, as my fine motor skills don't usually like me to work that small. But these will not be final eyes anyway. They are practice. Later this week I will go grab a cheap toaster oven to use to harden the Sculpey. I can make teeth and eyes this way. Maybe after some practice I will get some good ones.
Eleanor is an aspiring writer, stop motion animator, crafter, musician, and anything else shiney that might cross her path. She is a geek, nerd, and all around weird person.
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