THE HUMAN EYE

The illustration above shows the appearance of a human eye under average lighting conditions. Notice that the iris occupies half the width of the visible eyeball and is partially covered at the top, and to a lessor degree at the bottom by the eyelids. Trim the decal to achieve this appearance. The only time you will want to see the entire iris is when your figure's expression is one of shock.

Before applying eye decals you should completely paint the "whites" of the eyes including any shading or washes used to accent the lines between the eyeball and eyelids. Note in the illustration that the eyeball should be shaded in the corners to avoid a "pop-eye" effect. The only part of the eye that should be pure white is where the decal will go.

After you have removed the decals you want from the sheet trim the top and bottom and one side leaving a little extra for a "handle" on the other side. The decals are printed on a continuous clear film. Use a hemostat or tweezers to grasp the handle and score through the clear film on the handle side of the eye decal. This will allow the iris to separate from the handle side when moistened.

Apply them the same as you would any decal. It is best to moisten the kit eyeball with Micro-Set first to improve their adhesion. Once they are completely dry, a small drop of Micro-Sol setting solution can be applied to insure that they conform to the kit. Once dry they may be coated with either a gloss acrylic clear or Future floor polish. A thick layer of solvent based clear could ruin the eyes.

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