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Printed Doll Eye or Embellishment Tutorial by wild-drive Printed Doll Eye or Embellishment Tutorial by wild-drive
Disclaimer: This is just a step-by-step explanation of how I've been doing this, I take no responsibility for anything that may go wrong during this process. If your printer gets jammed or your iron melts the paper it's not my fault, ok? \(_o)/ Be careful!

I really hope this all makes sense. For the record my printer is an HP Laserjet, I'm not sure exactly which other kinds of printers can successfully print to sticker paper like this. I drew the eyes using Adobe Illustrator.

I'm using this process right now to make printed eyes for Monster High dolls, but it's also useful for a whole lot of other things where you'd want this kind of accuracy and reproducibility, such as doll tattoos, customizing accessories or restoring and making custom symbols for My Little Ponies.

I recommend you make a whole lot of the transfers at once even if you only need one since it's pretty easy to ruin them in the process and it's better to have spares than to have to start again.
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bigrika Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just SAAAAAAVE the Day :D

So happy that I found this Tutorial (while looking for something else actually...xD)
zemimsky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very helping :D thank you :D
katt55659 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
This is a great tutorial. But I am not knowledgeable enough to understand to process ,will have to keep trying the painting method
Iponim Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would I be allowed to have the original eye-print thing you use (if that's okay with you)? i'd like to make my own but i'm not sure about the size of the eye and all that. thanks!
FreeFlyerLife Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What kind of paint do you use for the lips and other touch ups on the face? 
kashuarashi Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I don't suppose there's a particular brand of 'sticker book' you recommend? I only ask because around here most anything called a sticker book has...well, premade stickers in it. :| Not terribly useful, I'd imagine.
PezgirllovesRog Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She means a blank one, for collecting stickers. I haven't seen too many since I was a kid. Check the sticker aisle of a craft store.
kashuarashi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
*pokes around the net* So...something like this?…

I've never seen these in stores - would explain the confusion! ^^;
PezgirllovesRog Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I looked them up too after I told you, and 'album' is the keyword. I had one when i was a kid, but they don't seem to be very common. Ebay's got a few, but the one in that link looks like it's almost A4, a lot of the ones I found were half that size.onion yep 
kashuarashi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Wonderful! Thank you! I really want to try this, but the closest I've had to a 'sticker book' is glossy photopaper and I was really kinda dubious about whether that would work....
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