These are some of the most commonly asked question. If you have other questions, please contact us.
We take care to make the process as painless and comfortable as possible.
We use alginate and plaster to capture a negative of you, then we pour liquistone concrete into the negative to make a replica of the body part we cast.
It feels a bit like a day at the spa. We use a rich conditioner to treat your hair and skin so that the alginate doesn't pull on it, and the alginate feels a bit like mud while it's wet, and rubber when it dries.
All castings are different, but it usually takes 30-60 minutes.
You don't need to bring anything, but if you want to bring your favorite music, a camera for pictures, or a friend, we encourage it.
It takes about 2 weeks for most casts to harden. Larger or more complex casts may take a little longer.
The final cast is made of liquistone casting concrete and is very durable. It works for indoor, outdoor and underwater installations. The "life" will vary depending on the harshness of the environment.
Many people have special requests, after all, this is your memory, but you can get a good idea of our prices from the bottom of our about page
Yes, in fact we encourage it. Being casted is an event and an experience unlike any other. Feel free to bring anyone you want to share the experience with. Please notify us in advance if you will have more than children or more than 3 total guests.
Yes, we can cast kids. We do everything we can to speed up the process for children and infants, but not all casts are ideal for kids. Hands, feel, portraits, and bums are all common and well suited for kids.
Yes. Many people enjoy painting their castings. Some things that have worked well for people, tea bags, shoe polish, acrylic paint, and Krylon spray paint including metalics. Be careful not to put so much paint on that you loose your detail.
We can and will work with special requests including painting the cast. These things are very personal, so we always have a meeting to discuss the desired results before we do anything. This will also increase the price of the casting.
Death masks, casts of the deceased, have been around since the 15th century. We do offer this service. If you are interested, please contact us directly.
We can cast the entire body. We love trying new things, so if you have a special request, or something you would like to try, let us know!