THE CASTING PROCESS
Take a sneaky peak and how we go about making our 3D casts so that you know what to expect when we make a casting of your baby.
TAKING THE MOULD
When we come and visit you we take a mould of your baby's hand, foot, or bottom using body safe alginate.
Alginate is made from seaweed, totally safe and non-toxic. We use either a normal set or slow set alginate depending on what we are casting. Most moulds are made within about two minutes.
FINISHING OF THE CASTS
Once the moulds have been opened we leave the casts to dry for a few weeks before we start to clean them up and sand them so they sit nicely.
From this plaster piece we can go on to make a second reusable mould and create a piece in resin bronze, solid bronze, 35% lead crystal and nickel plate.
Otherwise we can paint, wax and frame or mount the stone plaster piece.