Here is a project that will have you asking your friends if they use deodorant. Haunters are always looking for good prop eyes. The ones that I have found on the net do not look very realistic. Mask makers often use roll on deodorant balls as eyes in their sculptures. So why not use then for prop building?
This project is very cheap and so easy. I was amazed at the results and I think you will be too!
Empty roll-on deodorant bottle. Save them. Ask your friends to save them too!
A spoon is used to easily remove the ball. Just slide the spoon in and pry up.
After the ball is removed you will need to wash it.
A small hole is drilled into the ball.
A coat hanger is bend to make a simple stand. A small bit of tape is rolled around the hanger to give the ball a snug fit.
If you are good with an airbrush then you might want to use it. I am just going to use ragging to show that you don’t have to be a painter to do this project. You will need red and white craft paint.
I used a paper towel to apply the white base paint.
Once it is covered with white start with the red. You want to dab the paper towel to remove most of the paint.
Start at the back of the eye. cover the back with more red and work forward using lighter dabs as you do. If you are an artistic type you can paint small veins. If you make a mistake just go back over the area with white.
With the eye painted its time for the pupil. I have make a graphic of many different pupils. Just print it out and cut out the pupil that you want to use.
With the pupil cut out wet the back. I just lick it. This will make it conform to the eye. Then press it were you want it on the eye. If it will not stay you can apply a small amount of glue.
You might not feel that the eye looks good yet. Just wait. Epoxy will really make it come to life. I used 3 min Epoxy. You may want to use 5 minute Epoxy. That will give you more working time.
Epoxy is a two part compound. It will not come off brushes or anything else that it gets on so use a piece of cardboard to mix it.
Make sure to mix it well. I use a toothpick.
With a brush start with the pupil and work downward. Work fast! Cover the eye completely. Epoxy will dry in 15 minutes.
There you have it an eye from a roll on ball.
Click on the pic below for the pupils