Life Casting Craft Bento


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Life casting is a historic art technique practiced by several ancient cultures. The practice of life casting was wide spread in the 19th century, during which it was closely linked to both art and science, and was considered a standard part of the sculptor’s technique. Life casting, whether interpreted as a normal sculptural process, documentary piece or affectionate souvenir, soon gave rise, with its near perfect reproduction of reality.

It is the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of a living human body, through the use of molding and casting techniques. Compared to other three-dimensional representations of humans, the standout feature of lifecasts is their high level of realism and detail. Lifecasts can replicate details as small as fingerprints and pores.

This kit includes everything you need to make a casting of a pair of hands. Step-by-step video and written instructions will guide you through the process making it easy and fun to make a lifecast of anyone’s hand! In no time you will have a perfect lifecasting which will “freeze time” and create a long lasting memento.

This kit includes everything you need to start a life casting project:-

-454g of alginate

-1kg of quick setting plaster

-1x thick PE bag

-2x 1L disposable cup

-Wooden stirrer

-Skewer stick

-Password protected detailed life casting written and video tutorial

**You will need to prepare a small pail. 0.5-1 Gallon pail is perfect for this kit.

*This kit is enough to make a pair of hands. The mould created from alginate is only suitable for single use, you will not be able to make multiple casts. This is due to the nature of life casting and its molding material.

Additional information

Add on silicone mould

Round, Square, Hexagon, None

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