Life casting is the moulding and casting process of creating a 3D copy of a living body.
I am able to create a mould and cast bodies and parts for artistic and personal creations.
The process and materials used in life casting mean that every little wrinkle and hair follicle will be picked up in the mould and replicated in the cast.
This is hard to see in pictures but the level of detail captured really is impressive.
There are a number of different moulding compounds that can be used, depending on the requirements of the artist, but I only use ‘skin safe’ products that are dermatologically tested and proven to have no adverse reactions.
Cast your body!
The life casting process can be a little confronting. Especially when a full head cast is being done and you must sit still for approximately 30 mins while the various stages are completed. It can feel quite claustrophobic to some, although, others love it!
Head casting is often popular with makeup artists and special effects people as they can use an exact copy of their own head to sculpt prosthetics onto and practice application
A special way to preserve a moment in time. Whilst pregnant with my first child I decided to take a cast of my pregnant belly and have since decided that I would love to help other expectant mothers to also capture this special time.
The final cast can be painted and decorated and could make a perfect display in the nursery. Suggestions for decoration include with your newborns hand and feet prints. It could also be a beautiful thing to have at your baby shower for guests to cover and sign with their well wishes, hopes, dreams, and messages for your baby.
Preserve the fleeting moments in life by creating casts of your children’s hands and/or feet.
A memory keepsake to look upon as your child grows.
Baby hand and foot casting only takes a few minutes. I have taken many casts from newborns while they are asleep.
Casts of couples hands could make for a personal centrepiece at your wedding.
Please see my Life Casting gallery for some examples of my work.