It's easy and fun to make a lifecast of anyone's hand!
Just follow the simple step-by-step lifecasting guide below, and you will have a perfect
lifecasting which will "freeze time" and create a long lasting memento.
Decide how you want your finished casting to look, and hold that pose.
Measure Alja-Safe® powder and water in equal amounts by volume. Ideal water temperature is 80F / 27C
Add Alja-Safe® powder to water. Mix until smooth and creamy.
Pour Alja-Safe® molding gel into the container.
To minimize air bubbles in the finished mold, rinse hand with before immersing into the Alja-Safe®
Slowly immerse posed hand into Alja-Safe®. Make sure not to touch sides or bottom of container.
Alja-Safe® will set in 8-10 minutes. Gently wiggle fingers and slowly remove hand from mold.
The mold is ready for casting.
Measure 2 equal parts plaster powder to 1 equal part water by volume.
Pour water into mixing container and slowly add plaster powder, allowing it to soak for 2 minutes.
Mix plaster and water until mixture is creamy (approx. 4 minutes)
Fill mold halfway with plaster and rotate mold gently in all directions to minimize air bubbles.
Allow plater to cure for a minimum of 3 hours.
Score mold in a grid pattern with a plastic knife.
Carefully remove Alja-safe from the plaster hand by peeling it away.
The casting reflects perfect detail and may be painted or clear coated to finish.
Options for what you can create include choosing different positions for your fingers...
Different finger positions yield unique opportunities for your creative energies.
Cast impressions can last a lifetime.