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I made eyelashes out of feathers. It works best on glass eyes.
043. Cut up feathers into tiny pieces.
044. Apply very thin line of crystal lacquer to the upper eyelid (blue on diagram).
Do a part of the lid at at time (work in sections), as crystal lacquer dries fast.
Wet a toothpick and, holding it UPRIGHT VERTICALLY, pick up a few “eyelashes”, making a small “bouquet”.
1-3 eyelashes at a time is good enough.
045. Press the “eyelash bouquet” (red on diagram) into the crystal lacquer line (blue on diagram), aligning the bottom of the bouquet with the line where the lid meets the eyeball (green on diagram). Keep going until you have a decent number of eyelashes all around the lid. Don’t sigh in frustration as the eyelashes will fly away, you will have a mess and will have to start all over.
046. Wait a few minutes to allow the crystal lacquer to set, but not harden completely. With a craft knife or scalpel, working on a small area at a time, press in and upward into the line where the lid meets with eyeball (green on diagram). That will tuck the crystal lacquer and the roots of the eyelashes under the lid and re-align the eyelashes so that they extend more forward and even a little downwards at the corners.
Thank you for keeping me company. 🙂
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