Dead Girl Decay: Custom Jack Skellington Barrette

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What’s this? It’s a Jack themed Dead Girl Decay Barrette that I was commissioned to make for a return client in the UK! For the last 5 years he has commissioned me to make a new themed hair piece for his wife and its the first thing she opens on Christmas morning. This year he chose Jack Skellington. A character I have held dear to my heart since I was a kid.

Due to me always wanting to make my creations unique and there being so many Nightmare Before Christmas things out there, I decided to hand sculpt and paint the center piece for this one instead of resurrecting something store bought. This included Jack’s face, his bat bow tie and some whimsical Tim Burtonesque swirls for each side. I had never used this specific medium for sculpting so I challenged myself to try something new and am so glad that I did. Here is how it came out.

Living Dead Girl Nicole's Handmade Jack Skellington Custom Barrette

Since the barrette was going to be just black and white I added a touch of iridescent glitter here and there as a sparkly representation of when Jack first discovers snow. I found the perfect feather fringe from Moonlight Feather Inc. I loved how thin and wispy it looked and the alternating black and white gave it a striped look that gave me total Jack suit vibes.

When I sent photos to the client weeks ago he loved it and could not wait to gift it to her. Today I received these photos and a message from him on Etsy telling me how much his wife loves it too. She even made it a point to pose with a little Jack figurine! How great are these?….

It means so much to me to know that my creations continue to make someone else’s holidays brighter and I truly look forward to the “Ok I got this year’s theme picked out” message I get a few months prior to the holidays. I have always loved doing custom orders because I feel like they are a creative challenge and they really get my creative blood flowing. This one in particular also allowed me to discover a new medium that I am already using in my other creations. A win win all around.

Check out more of my Dead Girl Decay barrettes as well as other Freaky Fanatic Happy Customer photos on my portfolio website. Looking to have something custom made? Contact me for details and pricing. Did you receive one of my pieces of art this holiday season? Contact me to submit your photos and to be featured! You can also submit by sending me a message via my Amazon or Etsy shops!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay: Its A Nightmare Before Christmas

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Happy Holidays to my Freaky Fanatics! I have a treat for you. It is literally the Nightmare Before Christmas in my Amazon Shop today. I just added 3 new pre-made, ready to ship barrettes that are a must for any Tim Burton fan.

Nightmare Before Christmas Handmade Barrettes By Living Dead Girl Nicole

There is only 1 barrette of each character available for purchase. Collect them all and wear them with various colored clothing and styles! See examples of more of my Dead Girl Decay Accessories at my Portfolio website! Custom orders always welcome! Contact me for more details!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Freaky Fanatics: Edward’s Wings Fly Home

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Last month I finished a commission order for Gabby, a return client and fellow Tim Burton fan. She had asked me to paint a pair of wooden angel wings inspired by Edward Scissorhands as a memorial for her dog. You can see detailed photos of them in my past post.

Gabby sent me in some photos she took of the wings hanging up in her home near the photos of her dogs and other inspiring Tim Burton art. They make quite the statement piece for sure. She also included this note…

“They’re here and even better in person!! Thank you so much for taking the time to make not only these but also my Zero and Scraps piece. It’s so wonderful to know an artist who truly gets what I enjoy!”

Thank you Gabby! I am so honored to be asked to paint such a special piece for you!

You can see Gabby’s photos as well as others I have received from Happy Customers in the Freaky Fanatic slideshow of my portfolio site! Also don’t forget to contact me early if you are looking to have anything commissioned from me for Halloween and the upcoming holiday season, as custom orders take extra turnaround time.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Drippings: Edward’s Wings

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I am excited to finally share this custom piece I have been working on for a return customer. She provided the 20″ long wooden wings and told me she wanted Edward’s Scissorhands painted on them. I chose colors, snow accents and a pearlescent paint additive to give it the feel from the movie. I am happy to say the customer loved the vision I came up.

Edward Scissorhands Wing Painting by Living Dead Girl Nicole (3)
Edward Scissorhands Wing Painting by Living Dead Girl Nicole (4)
Edward Scissorhands Wing Painting by Living Dead Girl Nicole (1)
Edward Scissorhands Wing Painting by Living Dead Girl Nicole (2)

If you like this art piece you should also check out the Drippings section of my portfolio site as well as the Remains page to see more things I have painted.

Interested in commissioning me to create something unique for you? Contact me for information and pricing.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole