Hello Resin Crafting friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft here with an especially fun Resin Eyes DIY. Resin eyes are definitely useful when making dolls, monsters, puppets, dragons or third-eye wearables and bag flair. Regardless of the final destination, resin eyes are a great resin craft for any experience level.
Supplies needed as shown above:
- EasyCast Resin
- Round Knob Mold
- Round Dome Mold
- Various Acrylic Craft Paints
- Disposable work surface, mixing cups, stirring sticks and gloves
- Mold Release Spray (not pictured)
Start by prepping your molds by gently misting with the release spray.
Begin by reading the directions for the EasyCast resin. Mix an ounce of resin to begin, one part resin and one part hardener. Follow the instructions and stir the mixture for 2 minutes. Then transfer into a new mixing cup and stir with a new stick for 1 minute. Failure to mix properly can keep resin from curing properly.
Then add a pea sized drop of black acrylic paint in the resin and stir well. Next, drop a small amount of black resin into each round mold cavity. For the knob mold, keep the resin to the size of a pea. Let the molds cure overnight.
Slightly more resin is required for the iris part of the eyes than previously with the pupils.
Pour the mixed resin into smaller mixing cups and add a drop of paint to add the color. Then pour a small amount of color over the black resin pupils, but leave room for a band of white to show. As before, let the resin cure overnight.
The next day the process is very similar…mix resin in the 2 phase mixing process. Much more resin is needed than previously to fill in all the remaining space with white. Add a few drops of white acrylic craft paint to the mixture and pour into the molds. Now let them cure overnight.
Finally, trim around the eye lids as desired.
Repeat the process identically for each eye.
Once the eyes are complete they can adorn anything, like this tote bag for example. Simply stitch the felt to the bag like a patch or hot glue them in place. Furthermore, you could add a necklace bail and chain for a third-eye wearable accessory.
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.