A Grave Understanding ……

I was recently contacted by Gaby who is a lovely returning customer. She was looking for someone who she felt could pull off making her a custom Corpse Bride hair barrette. 
As most of you know I admire and am inspired by Tim Burton so I was incredibly happy that she contacted me to do this piece. My best friend Regina who was also one of my maid of honors actually designed Corpse Bride Invites for my Wedding Shower because they were so appropriate for me. So on top of getting a custom order (which you all know I love) I was stoked about the inspiration for the piece.
She wanted it to be a blue rose with babies breath type small mini flowers to accent it. She also wanted an image of the Corpse Bride incorporated into it. I came up with the idea to add a little bit of white tulle to give it that “bride” touch. 
I got various shades of blue roses in the mail but there was nothing special about the way they looked together. They looked like just another blue rose of various shades and because of that they didn’t have the Corpse Bride feel I was going for. 
And then it dawned on me.. why not paint the petals to give them the look they should have??!!! And that’s exactly what I did. I have never actually painted the petals on any of my Dead Girl Decay accessories besides the “bloody” ones so this was a lot of fun to do and I was so happy with the results. And the coolest part is that the customer will truly have a one of a kind piece! 

“If I touch a burning candle, I can feel no pain. In the ice or in the sun, it’s all the same. Yet I feel my heart is aching; thou it doesn’t beat, it’s breaking; and the pain here that I feel, try and tell me it’s not real. I know that I am dead; yet it seems that I still have some tears to shed.” – The Corpse Bride