Tag Archives: mixed media sculpture

Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart, redux!

Bejewelled heart by Suzanne Forbes Oct 2022 darknessI love a heart afire.

This white plaster commercial heart arrived kinda smashed up, but I have Apoxie Sculpt, and when you have Apoxie Sculpt nothing is ever broken for long.

Bejewelled heart by Suzanne Forbes Oct 2022I painted it with acrylics, then with interferent blue, then varnished it with many layers of Dura-Clear gloss.

So many layers.

Bejewelled heart by Suzanne Forbes Oct 2022Then I added all the crystals and half-pearls.

And then varnished it again, so the crystals would be sort of sunk in the gloss. Which worked really well! Just a project to help my spooky heart feel strong in the darkness.

Creepy new mermaid skeleton projects for the holiday season!

Skeleton Mermaid by Suzanne Forbes Sept 29 2022Look, I can barely keep it together these days.

I gotta make weird stuff to hold on. I had always wanted a hanging skeleton mermaid, so I bought a commercial one to customize. Of course I cut her spine in half and repositioned her for a nicer pose, and bulked out her pelvis and joints with my beloved Apoxie-Sculpt.

Skeleton Mermaid by Suzanne Forbes Sept 29 2022The skeleton came with a lovely pearly tone already!

I painted it with the usual: artists acrylic gradients, interferent blue, and some lovely oyster pearl. Then I add fins of Angelina Fantasy Film and UV resin, in turquoise and milky blue.

Skeleton Mermaid by Suzanne Forbes Sept 29 2022Then to decorate!

Gradient pearls, micro glitter, chunky glitter, glitter flakes, microbeads, and clear AB pearls added detail. I beaded some garlands, burned and slashed four different blue tulles, and added hair from the doll parts drawer.

Skeleton Mermaid and Preserved Fairy by Suzanne Forbes Sept 29 2022She’s kind of a companion piece to this horrible Preserved Fairy I made some years back.

The Preserved Fairy lives in a cabinet where it can startle my husband, and I hung the mermaid skeleton up behind a sheer curtain at the balcony door, for the same purpose.

Skeleton Mermaid in frame by Suzanne Forbes Sept 29 2022I also made this little duochrome UV resin mermaid-in-frame project.

I painted the frame in pastel gradients, added brushings of UV base coat, then duochrome powder, then top coat, and gradient pearls.

Other mermaid projects:

Evil Mermaid Doll

Trans Mermaid Dolly

Mermaid jewels

GodxNoirphiles Trans Mermaid Barbie

Mermaid crown

Mermaid pinup embroidery

Skeleton Mermaid Embroidery and Mermaid castle crown – um there’s no post for these, I should make one

Other bricolage dolls and fairies I have made:

Fancy Wasp Dolly

Reserved Parking for Eliza

Valentine’s Monster Doll Armada

Snow Queen/Jadis

Fearless Pink Gay Santa

Gothic Rococo Horribella


Mummified Fairy King

Evil Mermaid

Opal Fimo Mantis Doll

Earliest dolls! with bad photos!