The Steps to Making a Belly Cast:
- Mother coats her belly and breasts with coconut oil to ensure that the plaster does not stick to her.
- Precut plaster strips are dipped in water and quickly applied to the belly and breasts. Typically 2-3 layers will be put on. The application of plaster strips takes no more than 10 minutes as you are working quickly because the plaster dries so fast.
- Mother waits 15-20 minutes until the cast hardens enough that she starts to feel it pull away from her body.
- Cast is set to cure for 45 minutes or so, it can then be picked up and moved
- After 24 hours, cast will be reinforced with more plaster strips, and with one to two layers of plaster/spackle
- 24 hours after that you can begin sanding - this is the most time consuming part of casting
- Once the cast is sanded to your liking, you can begin painting and decorating.
Fees, including supplies:
Casting only - no reinforcing, sanding or painting - $75
Finish Touches - you bring us the raw cast that you've made yourself, we reinforce, sand and apply base coast of paint - $125. For a painted design, add $75.
The Whole Shebang - we cast your belly, reinforce, sand, paint, and design - $250