Many moms are wishing to document their pregnancy in a unique way, and belly casting gives them this option. Late in the 3rd trimester (when the belly is nice and big!!!) the belly and breasts are coated with sheets of plaster to create a life-sized mold of the mother's pregnant body! After the mold dries, she can decorate it, (paint it, write on it, etc) and display it in the nursery, or wherever she chooses, to remind her of the other beautiful body she wore temporarily.
Basic Plaster Cast, Smooth Plaster Cast, Ceramic Belly Bowls, and Belly Baskets available.
I am also available to do personalized art on ANY Belly Cast, done by me or not.
$100-$300 (price depends on client ideas and materials needed)
Basic Plaster Cast: rough “crafty” looking appearance, can be decorated with any type of art materials, including the ability to puncture holes easily for bead embellishment etc. Takes approximately 1.5 hours. In your home or at my home office in Mountain View.
$120 (includes all materials)
Smooth Plaster Cast: Basic Cast plus additional Plaster to smooth the rough looking appearance. Much thicker cast can then be decorated and even lacquered for shiny appearance. Takes 1.5 hours for the basic casting then up to a week to finish with extra plaster and sanding smooth.
$220 (includes all materials)
Ceramic Belly Bowls: Basic Cast plus Ceramic Clay overlay to form a bowl from the belly portion of the cast. Takes 1.5 hours for the basic casting then up to 2 weeks to finish ceramic clay drying and firing. Bowl can then be painted, glazed and fired for use.
$250-$300 (depending on your choice for decorating, all materials and firing included)
Belly Basket: Basic Cast done over the belly only. Dried and given holes and a supportive and decorative handle. Takes 1.5 hours for the basic casting then up to a week to finish.
$200 (includes all materials)