Making a Prop Heart

For my Queen of Broken Hearts character I built the whole image up around the idea of someone holding up a human heart in a bloody hand. Since it was such a focal point of this look for me, I wanted to have a go at making my own prop heart for it.

For this particular project, I don't feel like a great amount of detail is necessary since I covered the whole thing in blood anyway, but I did want to experiment and see what I could do so I added a bit more than was needed. If you wanted something similar but easier and quicker to achieve, I remember a while ago Mykie (Glam&Gore) made a tutorial showing how to make a prop heart simply by filling a bag made from plastic wrap with gelatin and it looked awesome! You can check that out here.

I think eventually I would like to make a super realistic looking heart, but until then, I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out! You can watch the whole process below.