" There is no foot too small that cannot leave an imprint on this world. "
How old does my baby should be to have a hand & foot casting?
We have taken solid casts of babies from just days old. For impressions, we use a very soft terracotta clay, and for these we recommend from 3-4 weeks old onwards. There is no age limit either, grandparents are very keen to have their hands casts with their precious grandchild.
What happens during a casting session?
Your baby will sit on your lap or your arms so they feel safe and relaxed. I will mix up the moulding medium ready and then we’ll quickly put your babies hand or foot in the container. The mix sets in approximately one minute. Once it sets we’ll wiggle your babies hand or foot gently and it will come free easily. I usually take two moulds of each hand or foot to ensure at least one good cast.
What happens if my baby wriggles?
The moulding medium is fairly forgiving, however on occasion moulds do not make good casts. To help combat this, I take two moulds to try and ensure you get a good result. If neither of these moulds provide a cast I will arrange another appointment free of charge to retake the mould.
How should I prepare for a session?
It’s best to feed before the session so your baby is relaxed, in fact some babies are happy to sleep through the whole session. Please dress your baby in something that provides easy access to their limbs, for example a vest. Avoid any tight clothing which will leave elastic marks otherwise the casts will include this detail. The moulding medium will peel off clothing but it’s best not to wear best outfits.
Do you sell casting kits?
No, we do not sell casting kits. Dreamwork Castings staff have undergone specialist training using high quality casting products. You can either attend an appointment at your nearest branch or, subject to availability, you can arrange a ‘Dreamwork Castings’ party so that you and your friends/family can have castings done in the comfort of your own home.
Is it safe to have a 3D cast made?
It certainly is. Your baby/child will have their hands or feet dipped into a warm mixture which then becomes firm (but flexible) after a minute or two to allow us to slide out the hand/foot – which incidentally comes out clean. The mixture is a natural product, made from seaweed, and is non-toxic and biodegradable.
... and an impression - is that safe?
Yes, the baby/child’s hand or foot is pressed into a soft terracotta clay. It is pain free and takes literally seconds to do.
How long does the appointment take?
The 3D casts take approximately 2 minutes for each hand/foot. Your appointment will be between 20 to 30 minutes.
When will my baby prints order be ready?
Once we’ve taken the cast or impression the completed order is ready in approximately 3-5 weeks. If casts are required urgently, it may be possible to arrange for them to ‘fast tracked’ but additional charges may apply. Cold metal casts may take 6-7 weeks to be processed.
What frame choices do you have, and do you have different mount colours?
There is a choice of a dark, natural or limed finish box frames. We do have a large selection of mount colours to chose from.
Do I have to have my casts framed?
No, we can provide you with individual freestanding stone cast statues or a cold metal statues, choosing from either a bronze, aluminium or copper finish.
Do you keep the casts / can I have extra ones done at a later date using the same mould?
For framed Impressions and stone casts we do not keep the moulds therefore if extra casts are required at a later date you will need to make another appointment.
If you are unable to keep the appointment please let me know asap, I’ll be happy to reschedule. If your child is under the weather or having a bad day, please don’t hesitate to change the booking. I have a little one of my own so I’ll completely understand.
Your casting is a bespoke product so I can’t accept cancellations or returns after the moulding has been taken, although I will always work with you as much as practical to make sure you are happy with the result.
If you have any questions or would like to book a casting, please. call or DM (Sandeep) on: +918377987906