Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Corpse Bride

Halloween is coming! I love Halloween, I always have. I've had the best parties and the best laughs at Halloween. So when Ironcraft gave us a Halloween challenge I was thrilled. I've been making nightlights often lately so this was a great chance to make another. She is inspired by the rendition of Clarissa Pinkola Estes of the story of the Corpse Bride. I don't how many versions of this story are out there. Clarissa's http://aimeecwillis.wix.com/edwebxtracopy2#!__lesson-1-corpse-bride-story is my favorite by far. The story starts out with a groom-to-be who does something kind of stupid and can't get out of. The story ends with a great lesson of the capability of women for compassion. It is a both funny and touching story.
I used a paper mache armature and covered it with polymer clay then sculpted the flowered veil. I enjoyed making this so much. I was at a friend's house with other polymer clay artists and we chatted and created for many hours. It was bliss.
The photo does not do it justice. My skills at taking photos like this need much improvement but I think you get the idea. Halloween means different things to different people but we all have a favorite treat or story that accompanies this day. What is yours? I'd love to know.


  1. That really is awesome. I have a friend who would adore it!

    1. Thanks Kat. She is for sale to the right person. lol

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    1. Thank you Marie. That means a lot coming from the Halloween expert.