I recently rediscovered Shrinky Dinks. I used to love these growing up. (Yeah, I get it – I know I’m old.) Anyway, I found a package of Disney Princess Shrinky Dinks at the thrift store and thought I’d reappropriate them to different forms… All of these have shrunk to between 1″ and 2″ and some of the accessories are even smaller.

Ariel in undead form, with pallid blue green skin and hair in black, disintegrating white, and red tinged with blood.

In an effort to bring even more “Die Hard” to The Little Mermaid, I’ve zombified Ariel… The director should be so very pleased… (The original ending to the movie was changed to bring more “Die Hard” and thusly the monstrous Ursula was unleashed into many little kids’ nightmares.)

Selected Disney characters including Ariel, Eric, Belle, the Beast, and Cinderella in their demonic finery

Dead flowers and destruction follow the Satanic underpinnings of some of the Princesses in their alter egos. Succubi Cinderella beckons and Ariel’s passion for fire burns hot. Belle becomes thrall to The Beast, eventually donning her dress made entirely of the flesh of her suitors (poor Gaston)…

And there was even enough Shrinky Dinks material between characers to create my own designs! This was the best since I could make some fun and cute zombie cutouts. Because who doesn’t need cute zombie cutouts to remind us of our eventual decay?…

random bits and pieces of my own design

Now we can cast and read the Shrinky Dinks bones, gather our various parts and pieces including severed hands, a foot, a floating eyeball and a skull, and smile wide in our Rocky Horror Picture Show lipstick…

Portrait of myself with dark makeup and crow skull headdress, backlit by the sun.
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Jennifer Weigel is a multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist residing in Kansas USA. Weigel utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video and writing. You can find more of her work at: https://www.jenniferweigelart.com/ https://www.jenniferweigelprojects.com/ https://jenniferweigelwords.wordpress.com/

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