Baby/Toddler hands or feet.
Jo's Keepsake Casting techniques are safe and gentle for children right from birth.
Once out of the mould, any imperfections are removed painstakingly by hand to ensure that each cast captures every last detail of the hands and feet; nails, creases, joints and palm lines are all clearly visible in each finished product. The mixture is a natural product, made from 100% safe non-toxic, hypo allergenic dental seaweed alginate, and is biodegradable.
A 3D mould takes approximately 2 minutes for each hand and foot and is entirely safe, your baby/child will have their hands or feet lightly coated with petroleum jelly, then dipped into a warm mixture which then becomes firm (but flexible), after a minute or two the hand/foot easily slides out. I then use the mould to create a plaster replica, which is then sealed and hand painted in a finish of your choice, from our range.
Keepsake Castings usually allocate half an hour for appointments, but sometimes for multiple orders, or in the case of fussy baby or enthusiastic toddler, we need a longer appointment.
Once we’ve taken the cast or impression, the completed order is ready in approximately 3 weeks.
It is important your baby or child is happy during the appointment and there is no rush if your baby needs a feed during the session. I can take the moulds while they are sleeping. Socks or tight trousers should be removed at least and hour before the appointment so there are no visible impression marks on the skin when I make the mould as these may show up on the final plaster casts.
Prices start from £30 for a single foot impression casting, dried and sealed. Finish, mounting and framing incur an extra cost.
Belly casts are a wonderful way to celebrate your pregnant form and make a fabulous piece of personal art.
We will usually take the cast between 34 and 37 weeks gestation. I create the cast in the privacy of your own home for your comfort. For areas outside of 10 miles from Quex Park, please enquire as there will be an additional cost.
I bring everything we need with me - be aware it can be quite messy! I use plaster bandage to create the cast then I take it to my studio to give it a lovely smooth finish and to be sealed. You then have the option of finishes - you can even decorate it yourself!
Belly and breasts cast starts from £180.
Other body casting options available upon request.