Just boxed up and shipped off another custom Etsy order. This time the client requested 3 of my Monstrous Decor Frames in the various colors I usually do for my corpsified creations. What I love about them is that no two are ever a like. Here is how they turned out..
If you’re like me and like a good gothic, oddities type decor in your tomb sweet tomb (aka home) these are the perfect addition and great conversation starters. I find that they make great displays for Halloween, Horror and Gothic wedding photos, zombie walk photos and horror movie convention photos.
I am so thrilled to share with you a custom order I completed for a return client all the way in the UK. This client comes back each year to have me make a custom hair piece that he can gift to his wife for Christmas. This year he told me it is the first present she opens every year! I am so honored to be a part of this couple’s special holiday tradition across the globe. This year the theme he requested was Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Here is what I conjured up…
The wife was very pleased and they sent me this stunning photo of her wearing it by the Christmas tree. I just love how perfect it looks in her hair.
I am so thrilled to finally share the custom order I have been working on. I was commissioned to make a ZOMBIE CAT! This a first for me but the client and myself are both very happy with how it turned out.
It took me a minute to get use to the fur application but once I got my own method down you couldn’t stop me. I was covered in fur and let me tell you fur and anything sticky is such a “fun” combination to work with ha ha.
I decided to make and add the rat for added effect (who infected who?) which was something the client did not expect and really dug.
I actually became quite attached to this creation. Maybe because its a cat or maybe because it was a new challenge that I accomplished artistically but either way it was bittersweet delivering it to its new owners and I am so glad they like what I conjured up. Goodbye kitty!
Want to see more of my corpsified creations? Visit the Adopt The Undead page of my portfolio page. Also don’t forget you can see many of them on display and available for purchase in person at Closet Collectibles located in Crete IL (right behind Smokey Joe’s restaurant).
A return client contacted me before the holidays asking if I could make a custom hair piece for his wife. This was not just any hair piece but one that was very special and meaningful. Her Dad had passed away and was a squadron leader for the Royal Air Force. The goal was to make the barrette in his honor. A memorial piece she could wear and cherish for years to come to help keep her Dad close to her.
First we needed fighter planes and that is when the wonderful world of 3D printers came into play. The client was able to help me find the exact planes he wanted. Since they were 3D printed they were “clear” in color so I painted them with model paint to get them the right shade of grey.
Next he wanted me to stick with the colors of their emblem. He sent me this photo to use for inspiration He didn’t care how I did it but the colors were important. Which when I saw it immediately thought of one of my favorite movies.. Tank Girl but I had to stay on course ha ha.
I decided to use the emblem as my basis for the barrette itself. I wanted to stick with the same layout as I felt that would make it much more meaningful and literally symbolic. I kept the same layout with the feathers. Alternating the colors exactly the way the emblem was.
Here was the end result….
The client was very happy with what I came up with and said his wife absolutely loves it. I could not be more honored to be asked to make such a memorable piece of wearable art. One that brought light and happiness into someone’s holiday and when they look at it they can think of someone that meant so much to them.
Making this barrette reminded me of one of the reasons I love making hair pieces and how different they are from what you can buy in the store. What I create is not only unique or customizable, but when it is not being worn it can be clipped on to something as a decor or put on display. Sylvia Soska recently told me her and Jen have their American Mary barrettes I made them on their alter. They are very versatile pieces which is why I refer to them as wearable art… because really that’s what they are.