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Water Lily (Part 6 – Eyelashes)

Continues from Part 5
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Morezmore OOAK Doll #29
Scale: 1/6, Size: 11.5″ (29 cm)
Part 6: Eyelashes
Tools and materials:
– craft feathers, black or brown
crystal lacquer
mini scissors
– toothpicks
X-Acto knife

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I made eyelashes out of feathers. It works best on glass eyes.

042. Search out and lay out feathers, crystal lacquer, sharp mini scissors and toothpicks.
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043. Cut up feathers into tiny pieces.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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047. All of this is easier said than done, but it is possible and practice makes it easier each time you do it. Here is my attempt. Could be better, I admit. Oh well, I will try harder next time 🙂

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Eyelashes do make us pretty, don’t they

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Thank you for keeping me company. 🙂

To be continued…

5 comments on “Water Lily (Part 6 – Eyelashes)

  1. Hello, Natasha – Great work on Water Lily! I have a general question, and I hope you’ll give me your opinion. I sculpt figures in 1/12 scale, and I’ve been making the hair from clay (not real hair) because it seems that hair will look to coarse on that size figure. Have you tried hair at this scale? It the hair you sell fine enough to be suitable for trying the technique? Your thoughts will be appreciated… Carlo Spirito

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  2. Thanks for the quick response. I will order some and try it.

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  3. […] from Part 6 Morezmore OOAK Doll #29 Scale: 1/6, Size: 11.5″ (29 cm) Part 7: Base Tools and materials: – […]

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