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Eyeballs & Cabochons! Plus Artwork by Nichola Battilana!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Magic Potions Kit, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Nichola’s project that are still available on the new site.

Before Miz Bella introduces TWO very different projects by the unceasingly creative Nichola Battilana, there’s are 2 announcements:
FIRST, it’s that time of year… Laura Carson is gearing up for her annual Halloween event, and this year is a Haunted Village!!
NEXT, a new FREE gift! Inspired by the NEW Eyeballs Collage Sheet (by Teri Calia): a Mini Eyeballs Gift Sheet (it’s a tiny little taste of all the eyeballs on the bigger sheet… this tiny version has eyes sized for 10mm and 13mm cabochons). AND if you spend $20 or more on an order, we’ll also include a set of the New 10mm Clear Glass Cabs, as shown in the photo. This mini collage sheet is also FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you the Gift Sheet as a pdf file. See the Giveaway below for another photo.

Design Team Member Nichola Battilana is up with two of my favorite things, poison bottles and ornate boxes (tins)!

Nichola took the Small Hinged Tin from the Magic Potions Kit and worked some of her own magic on it to make it look like an ornate, jeweled poison box. Pretty fancy schmancy don’t you think?

Gorgeous Filigree and assorted Charms are glued together for the top of the box. Nichola walks you through the super easy way she achived the silver-tone effect of the top of the box and hey, how about that eye right smack in the middle of it as well? I really do love it — it’s the 12mm Glass Cat Eye. Is it drawing you towards it, or warning you to stay away?!

Inside of the tin are all of the little bottles from the Magic Potions Kit, and a sweet Halloween Poison Cameo. Here is the supply list for Nichola’s Poison Tin, and if you head over to Pixie Hill, Nichola will tell you how to get all those tiny bottles into the tin without them falling all over the place!

A bonus project from Nichola! This adorable Tall Garden Cottage made with the (New!) 3 Story House Shrine Kit. In typical Nichola fashion it is ready for any fairy family to move into complete with Chipboard Cottage Windows (how CUTE are those?!) and Butterflies. Looks like the Gnomes are ready to get busy planting for Fall with their new Gardening Tools!

Supply list for the Tall Garden Cottage is here and you can mosey on over to pay Nichola a visit at her blog.



Hooray for the Eyeballs & Cabochons Giveaway!

That name pretty much says it all. I started with the new Eyeballs Collage Sheet… which led to all the sizes of cabs that those eyes are sized for:
– 10mm Round Glass Cabochons
– 14mm Glass Cabochons
– 20mm Round Glass Cabochons
– 25mm Round Glass Cabochons

And since there’s a 25mm cab, I thought you’d like a matching 25mm Round Antique Bronze Setting.

And since Nichola used one of the 12mm Glass Cat Eyes in a Round Antique Bronze Filigree Setting (on the front of her tin), I included those, too!

To enter the Eyeballs & Cabochons Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, August 14, 2015)! AND tell me what you would make with all of those eyeballs?! OR what kinds of metal goodies would you mix together to try out Nichola’s aging technique?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Retro Christmas Kit Giveaway? That would be Gail S! (And she commented: “I have never participated in a Pocket Letter Swap. Not sure what one is – I need to check this out!“) Please check your email for my request for your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, August 13th, 2015

78 responses to “Eyeballs & Cabochons! Plus Artwork by Nichola Battilana!”

  1. love the birdhouse it is beautiful

  2. M. C. Sparks says:

    I’m thinking lord of the rings. Sauron’s eye!

  3. Tanya says:

    These eyeballs are so cool! I want to try the Poison tin! Could have so much fun with these!

  4. barbara macaskill says:

    EYE am not quite sure what I would create with all of these eyes so I will have to SEE what comes to mind! Eye am thinking that a notebook cover full of eyes would be pretty awesome!! I would make some of them bloodshot and others will be

  5. barbara macaskill says:

    OOPS! Hit enter too soon!
    The others will be “normal”. Eye think it would be pretty ghoulish and that my grandson would love bringing it to school to take notes!

  6. Connie L. says:

    I would make a monster with a dozen eyes!

  7. Barb says:

    I would like to create a spook house with all those eyes decorating it.

  8. Lyn Gill says:

    Being a jewelry Artist, I would create some Dragon & Monster Eye Jewelry using polymer clay & metal goodies. These are some amazing projects, thanks AlphaStamps & Nichola Battilana for the chance to win some of these fantastic supplies.

  9. Karen says:

    Well, love the eyes. I would give one of my cloth witches a eerie brooch with an eye right in the middle. Or possibly a book of potions with an eye on the cover. Hope I get the chance to create with this giveaway!

  10. Kim Fuller says:

    I love these eyes!! They are so inspiring, I can think of a million uses for them1 Good luck to all who enter!

  11. Noreen says:

    Nichola’s eyeball tin is hauntingly delightful, and her garden cottage so unusual! Eyeball button covers would be fun. Or I could put them on long fishing line and hang them from the ceiling and have hanging eyeballs.

  12. Jen R says:

    Love these! They would go in my Haunted House dollhouse.. Who doesn’t love a wall of eyes?

  13. Hey, those eyeballs will make wonderful small pumpkin decorations, scary cats eyes, horrified heroines, surprised responses to political comments; I could come up with a hundred ideas!

  14. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Love the cottage windows.

  15. Laura West says:

    Awesome! I’m not sure what I would make, there are just too many fun things to do with all these goodies! The imagination runs wild as the halloween fun begins!

  16. debbi george says:

    I would create some kind of scary creature with lots of Eyes! Think they are sooo cool!

  17. KIM says:

    My at job we dress up for Halloween.
    I would use the items in the give away to make my costume.

  18. Dena Cottrell says:

    I would love to win! I think I would make an eyeball monster or add one to the front of a book like Laura Carson did with her dragon book. I really like that. Thank you as always for your generosity!!

  19. Very scary eyeballs, and I am not sure what to think of them. However, I love the Tall Garden Cottage. Both kits are adorable, and I would love to win them both.

  20. Jean Beck says:

    Oh what a wonderfully spooky giveaway! Can you imagine making a mini graveyard using a bunch of your tombstones and have each one have a unique filigree-surrounded eyeball looking out at you? I would definitely do that!

  21. Traci says:

    Love the eye theme great for my halloween spooky projects and I am sure Laura will use them in whatever she has come up with for this years Halloween event. Can’t wait to see what she has in store for us. >^..^<

  22. Gail Gill says:

    Wow.. what a fun giveaway. As a total geek, I could see using the cottage and eyeball to recreate the Tower of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings series. With some little gnome Hobbits and gnome Orcs. Total fun !

  23. Ritva says:

    In Poison bottle labels – an eye in the middle, exciting!

  24. Nancy S says:

    I just love Nichola’s projects. I love wearing my art so I’d probably create a multi-layer necklace for Halloween!

  25. Sue Pierson says:

    I have some old retro Halloween cat decorations that those eyes would look fantastic in.

  26. phoebe diamond says:

    Eyeballs… jewelry. Earrings and necklaces, and maybe a tiara. That would be a great thing to wear in the classroom.

  27. Leonor Lopez says:

    I would make a black scary tree and hang the eyeballs as ornaments.

  28. Deanne D'Aloia says:

    I love eyes and cats… there are so many things…collages, jars and tins of potions and magic…..not just for Halloween!

  29. Heather Cook says:

    I think these would make great jewelry! I know a ton of people who would love to get one of these as a necklace….

  30. Kathy says:

    this eyeball giveaway is fabulous.

  31. yvette leblanc says:

    monsters on a book !!or a hand made book
    with a eye

  32. Mary Helene says:

    Those eyes say it all.

  33. Jo says:

    I like the eyes on books idea!

  34. Sandy says:

    Eyeballs everywhere, how fun! Put them in a small glass jar where everyone can see them.

  35. Felica says:

    I’m getting ready to participate in a large group pocket letter swap andf these would be great for charms!

  36. Birgit says:

    I would make ornaments for my Halloween tree — the eyeballs would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies. 🙂

    Happy creating,

  37. Charlene says:

    Spooky eyeball jewelry… earrings and matching necklace!

  38. Karen Mallory says:

    love the eye clip art!! I would put them on mini spell books!

  39. Paula Miller says:

    Wow! I think eyeball jewelry items would be the perfect things to make. I can see (pun intended) a bracelet and necklace loaded with cats’ eyes, or one with dragon eyes. Maybe I’ll sculpt a dragon & use the scariest eyes. Sooo many ideas! thank you!

  40. Tammy says:

    I LOVE the eyeballs! I would have to make brooches, earrings, and pendants for all my family. Old & young! EVERYONE would love a couple of them!

  41. Cherie says:

    Eyeball jewelry! Lots of ideas there 🙂 Bottle caps, pendants, cuffs….a match box or two 🙂

  42. Sara P. says:

    Love the eyeballs, spooky.

  43. fran says:

    I think the eyeball tin is a great and gruesome idea for Halloween!

  44. Debbie Rollier says:

    Halloween is my time of year. I can’t wait to get started on some new projects.

  45. Kim R says:

    Eye can see tons of spooktacular eye candy….trick or treat!

  46. Kathleen says:

    There’s something reassuring about all the eyes staring back at you – you know that at least you are never alone! And while many think that the eyes are scary, to a lover of the dark, those eyes are just the visible part of lovable creatures that truly understand you….I would use the eyes in jewelry, and for cloth and sculptured dragons and cats and other creatures, and for tins and bottles and for a large Book of Shadows that I am starting to work on. Eyes are SO comforting…..!

  47. Michelle Toops says:

    I love those eyes,I’d make something cat-like!

  48. Sandra says:

    I would make a scary Halloween TP album and use the eyes for the pull out tabs. As for the ageing technique I would whip out all my Parisian charms and antique away.

  49. Marilyn H says:

    There would be eyeball cabochons stuck on everything! ATCs, tags, the door to my studio, my computer, etc. etc. etc. LOL

  50. Linda R says:

    I would use the eyeball as a centerpiece in the middle of a cross. I LOVE eyeballs- pick me please!!!!!

  51. Sue Young says:

    I would use these eyeballs on tiny potion bottles in my Witch’s Apothecary ( à la Laura Carson) that I made 2 years ago!!! They’d be perfect!

  52. Jackie Neal says:

    Omgosh! I totally would make a haunted house with those eyeballs in all the windows and doors!!! So cool!!

  53. Joan Harsha says:

    Halloween, the most wonderful time of the year. The possibilities are endless.

  54. Maria says:

    I’d make Halloween cards for those dearest to me.

  55. julie m says:

    I like to make cards with black cardstock and faintly glowing creature bodies with big, bold eyes. Have been using google eyes but these would be even better.

  56. Diana Bittaker says:

    Love the eyeballs! I see them peeking out of windows and trees of my own spooking village!

  57. Diana says:

    Love Them I am thinking to use them on ping pong ball for the head of the skeltons and lighting them up

  58. Lou Anne H. says:

    I love the eyeballs! I’d make a pocket sized shrine with eyes for embellishments.

  59. Gail S says:

    With all those eyeballs I would have to make a haunted house with the eyes looking at you out of the windows.

  60. ratgirl says:

    I duno…my Italian grandmother instilled so much fear of the evil eye…what would I do with the eyeball sheet? Probably hide from it! 😉

  61. Tammy Lemon says:

    I would love to win just once. lol I love all your products

  62. Dawn says:

    I would use the eyeballs for a Halloween scene I hope to create

  63. Roxanne says:

    bwahahah….I would like to take these eyeballs and carefully place them in the windows of spooky houses and business’s and decorate with other spooky images…but the eyes would be in the windows of my buildings in a shadowbox. Then I would carefully place battery tealights inside the spooky buildings, illuminating the eyes looking out…. 🙂 What fun!

  64. sue says:

    So cool I am just starting on my Halloween ideas for my annual Halloween Bash, I would use the biggest eyes for my large antique bottles that I use on my parts table, this is a table with jars of eyeballs, body parts, spiders, rubber rats, ya know the stuff you find in a mad scientist lab, or witches cave, haven’t decided totally on the theme this year.

  65. Barbara says:

    The eyes would be perfect for the paper mache dragon I am working on AND the raven felt dolls I’ve been dreaming of making!

  66. angelic says:

    Would love to win all those eyeballs! I will use them in steampunk jewelry and Halloween projects.

  67. Joan says:

    Love the eyeballs, I think my friends would love to receive a card with an eyeball staring out at them.

  68. kimberly barcello says:

    the eyes have it! i use eyes as a reoccuring theme in my artwork these kittke beauties would make into great jewelry, and a focal point for any mixed media piece. Love all the variations in the collage sheet!

  69. Lana says:

    Eye have my on this giveaway!

  70. Leslie Hanson says:

    I would love to make creepy halloween cards with those fabulous eyes!

  71. LeAnn says:

    I would use them on altered books and with clay to make dragons eyes.

  72. Marykay chisum says:

    Ahhhh eyeballs!! The possibilities! I would have them Peeking through a haunted fence, peering around tombstones, and hiding in the shadows if haunted houses! I can’t wait to use them!

  73. Luanne says:

    I would have the eyeballs peeking out from the bushes!

  74. Ginette P. says:

    I could fix them on all my Halloween figures.

  75. enrica p says:

    Love the eyeballs!
    Probably would place them half-hidden through composition, peeking out unexpectedly

  76. Sylvia L. says:

    The Halloween-themed projects are my favorites…I have some pipe-cleaner cats that need some eyes.

  77. Sokat says:

    Creepy clay figures with oversized eyes.

  78. Diana Bittaker says:

    I just love those crazy eyes! I can do soooo many spooky things with them! Need them in my collection of spooky things!