So I was wandering the dollar store, and I grabbed a bag of large glass cabochons. The kind most people put in vases. Me, I thought: monster eyes!
They were not all of equal clarity, so I placed them over some finely detailed paper, and chose the best.
Next, I grabbed an eye graphic off Pixabay, and changed the color to make it more seasonal. I printed it on glossy photo paper, and hit it with some matte sealer because I have a mere inkjet, and didn’t want anything to run.
I used a tiny amount of Glossy Accents on the back of the cabochon, and applied the eye. I pressed and kept pressing to work out as much air as possible, though there wasn’t much to begin with. Hard to photograph, but it makes a pretty cool monster eye.
Now, what to do with it?
I know! How about a low-rent version of this awesome Jimmy Pickering piece?
I gathered a frame I’d been wanting to use. Don’t have to do a thing to it, I love it as is. Now, I could go all polyclay, but I was aiming for quick and dirty, so I went with purple felt.
I cut a slit in the felt, enlarging it until it fit over the eye to my satisfaction. I fastened it open over the eye with Scortape.
Next, I used hot glue to add folds for the top and bottom lids.
I glued it to the backing cardboard and trimmed, then put it back in the frame. It went in much more easily than I expected.
Voila! This took me about an hour. They eye is 1¼”, so you can see the whole thing is pretty small. Very easy last-minute craft for a little bit of creepy!
Raffle status: yes, I can mail this one.