The Casting Process
A quick, simple way to treasure memories forever
The process of getting a cast made is actually very simple. Once you have decided on the cast you would like, we will talk you through the process, making sure all of your questions are answered. We will discuss different positioning options so you get the best result possible. When everything is ready, we’ll mix up our alginate powder with water to form a thick liquid. The alginate we use is made from seaweed and is hypo-allergenic, making it safe to use on even the most sensitive skin. Our alginate does not heat up when it is setting. Depending on the cast you are having done, you will either put your hands (or baby hands or feet) into the alginate, or we will pour it over and wait for the alginate to set. This gives us a mould of your body part, capturing every aspect of your skin texture, wrinkles, lines and even fingerprints. In other words, an exact replica of you! Although the actual process of taking the mould only takes approximately 10 – 20 mins, we recommend 45 mins for your appointment so we have plenty of time to discuss what you would like and never rush you. Now that your part is complete, we take over to produce an amazing piece of work for you to treasure forever.