Baby Lifecasting: Part 1
Watching your baby reach their next baby milestone is always super impressive, but leaving behind all those first memories of tiny wrinkles and scrunched up toes is equally hard.
For me, lifecasting meant I could capture my daughter's memories and physically hold, touch and feel them forever. Letting me move on and enjoy her growing up.
Photographs are great but they are flat...you can't run your finger over a photo and feel those wrinkles, can you?
Pictures are usually stuck inside your phone - if you ever get around to having any of them printed then they tend to live in a dusty drawer. Hidden away - when you want the world to see how proud you are of your amazing new addition!
You want the world to see your amazing baby in all their glory!!
These moments are too Impressive to fade to a memory...you need to capture them NOW!!
Lifecasting means you CAN capture YOUR baby's memories...you can adore these precious early moments while showing the world how incredible your baby is. You can touch, feel and remember the moment - forever.
Lifecasting is great fun! It lets you touch, hold and feel every line and wrinkle of your baby. It captures those tiny fingernails and scrunched up toes. Letting you remember just how little they were.
Baby hand and foot casting have become increasingly popular...BUT...if you want a piece of high-quality work that will last, then I believe you should let an experienced life caster create these for you.
Before we go any further - icky moment alert - let's just be clear:
- There is no such thing as 'A QUALIFIED Lifecaster'. There are skilled & experienced ones, and there are people who think it's ok to replicate (copy) others.
Are you happy that your baby only has an imitated copy of a generic baby cast? Or do you want to create something unique & original?
- There are some who opt for the quick and easy route to learning. Maybe they booked a few demonstrations/lessons and come home with a 'certificate'. Or maybe they learned from Youtube - cringe.
Are you happy to let your baby be in the hands of a newbie?
- Finished casts may look similar, to begin with, but over time - it can be a very different matter.
How will you feel if your casts crumble to dust in a few years? It happens!
- Price is not a guarantee of quality.
Sadly, those who copy and create poor replica casts also copy costs. They use cheap materials & charge big prices. Sadly, in time you will pay financially AND emotionally.
- Don't fall victim at the hands of an inexperienced lifecaster (or worse still a DIY kit!) who might be using low budget materials that crumble, or someone who cuts corners to speed up the process - meaning you end up with mouldy casts in a few months.
How will you cope if your baby's sweet little toes start growing black, furry mould?
YUCK...that is NOT the memory you want left with! Imagine the heartache you'd feel?
If the 5 statements above don't worry you too much, then Impressive Memories is not a good fit for you.
I believe that YOUR baby deserves THE very best of everything.
- No imitations.
All my work is designed and created by me, for my business. All of my designs, frames & branding are unique and bespoke. Please don't be offended if I won't recreate a design you have had made elsewhere. I will not copy. I equally expect other lifecasters to respect my design rights and not replicate (copy) my work in any way either. Sadly some have less integrity and do so - but that says more about them than it does about me!!
- No substitutions.
I don't use budget-priced materials - I use the finest the industry produces, selected to suit the needs of YOUR baby. You won't see any cheap, pink chromatic alginates here!! These are fine for beginners but just aren't superior enough for the results I want to create for you.
- No short cuts.
You waited 9 months for your baby...you can wait a few weeks for a lifecast right? Rushing a lifecast is pointless - it will need about 4 - 5 weeks minimum. If you're offered a quicker turn-around time then you have paid for cheap plasters/stone that dry quicker, have been 'encouraged' to dry quicker by heating them (this breaks the chemical structures of the plaster and weakens it) or the outside felt dry and was painted too soon, trapping in air and making your casts rot from the inside out. Hmmm nice...
Impressive Memories is NOT right for you if:
- The 5 statements above didn't worry you too much.
- If you're OK paying high prices for lower quality, run-of-the-mill lifecasting.
- You think that copying other artists' designs is fine - there's no need to be unique.
- You quite like mould!!
PHEW! Glad that's out the way...let's get back to Baby Lifecasting...
What is Baby Lifecasting?
Lifecasting is where I recreate an exact replica of your baby's hand or foot. Capturing the tiniest of details letting you hold onto a memory to last a lifetime.
Taking the cast involves dipping your baby’s hand or foot into a liquid gloop. I’ll help you and baby get into a comfy position, and once their hand or foot is submerged it only takes about 3 minutes to set.
Don’t worry – wriggling is not a problem!
As the gloop sets the mould turns to a soft, spongy consistency that will come away from baby leaving them virtually clean and me with an impressive impression of their hands and feet.
I will be 99% sure whether your mould has been successful at this stage and I usually only need to take the impression once. (Occasionally I might have an issue after you’ve left, and I may need to call you back another day, but this is extremely rare. It's happened once in 16 years!)
How are baby lifecasts created?
For every cast you would like made I need to take an impression. The mould cannot be reused.
Although I can create duplicates of your casts, I prefer to take a separate cast for each mould you’d like created – each cast is then as unique as your baby.
For hands, I occasionally take extra moulds to ensure you get the best results.
Most casting appointments last about 45 minutes to an hour for a set of three or four casts.
If your baby needs to feed or take a break, that's no problem...the appointment focuses on keeping them happy, relaxed and content.
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Thanks for reading...I hope you're having an Impressive Day!