Is this only in Edinburgh?
You can enjoy our kits all around Europe! We ship to the UK and European Union*, so you can enjoy a Body Casting at home, or to give as a gift to friends and family.
Is the moulding material safe for my skin and for pets?
Our moulding jelly is a seaweed-based material called Alginate. This is non-toxic, biodegradable and safe for skin, including babies and pets. Our brand of Alginate is used every day by the casting artists at The Edinburgh Casting Studio. It is specially formulated to create amazingly detailed, high quality body castings whilst being gentle and safe.
What else do I need with the kits?
Depending on the kit type, we usually recommend having a mixing bowl or two, baby oil and scissors to hand. Any other extra items will be easy to find around the home, and are listed in the kit instructions and on the product page before purchase.
How do I get the most working time with the moulding material?
Alginate sets quickly, which is perfect for working with young children and pets. If you need a little more working time, you can use cooler water, (temperature provided in your kit guide book too). Warmer water will make the alginate set quicker, so it’s best not to guess the temperature. If you don’t have a thermometer handy, just use cold water.
Is the mould reusable?
Only one sculpture can be made from each mould taken. Stone plaster is poured into each mould, and these moulds are then carefully peeled away to reveal your sculpture inside. This means the mould is unusable once removed, but it means every casting is totally original!
How do I paint my Casting?
Your sculpture will dry to a brilliant Classic White finish. If you would like to paint your sculpture, ensure you have first sealed it (sealant included in kit). When deciding paints, water based acrylic paints work best. Ask your local art supplier for advice on different paint colours and effects.
What if I make a mistake?
Our 12 Page guidebook is written by the professional casters and creators of The Edinburgh Casting Studio. They have included simple step-by-step instructions with illustrations at each stage. If you follow this guide, you’re sure to make a great casting. If you are unsure, or want to make the most of your kit, we offer Kit Refills perfect for a second attempt or for casting family and friends. For the best value, buy them with your kit on our shop.
Will this kit teach me to be a Body Caster?
We will tell you everything you need to know to safely make a great casting at home and have lot of fun in the process. If you’ve tried our kits and still want to learn more about becoming a professional Body Caster, we offer fantastic Training Courses designed for absolute beginners who want to start their own part or full time Body Casting Business. Learn more about our training opportunities here
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