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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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:iconkatt55659:
This is a great tutorial. But I am not knowledgeable enough to understand to process ,will have to keep trying the painting method
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Iponim 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!
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FreeFlyerLife Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What kind of paint do you use for the lips and other touch ups on the face? 
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:iconkashuarashi:
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.
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PezgirllovesRog 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.
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:iconkashuarashi:
*pokes around the net* So...something like this?

www.amazon.com/Old-Fashioned-S…

I've never seen these in stores - would explain the confusion! ^^;
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PezgirllovesRog 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 
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:iconkashuarashi:
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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AnaAosPedacos Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, do you think it's a bad idea to print the eye on adhesive transparent paper and glue it on the face?

I was thinking about doing that to my Mikaela (since her single eye is much bigger that regular MH eyes) could this work?
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PandanaLove Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
grrr my printer isnt magic enough for this lol but i love the idea! Ive been trying to think of ways to redo eyes without painting. GENIUS!
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