Mold Making and Life Casting Safety Practices

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Mold Making and Life Casting Safety Practices Photo by Andres Monde

Even if life casting and mold making materials are rated as non-toxic and environment-friendly, still there are safety guidelines that must be followed.

The popularity of Molds and Life Casting is gaining prominently around the world. Life Casting is one of the easiest way and most effective in preserving a three dimensional image of a person.

While many are exploring the vast possibilities of this art form in releasing their artistic creativity, they should not disregard safety precautions. Life casting involves directly applying mold materials to the body or face. It is true that many mold materials such as alginate and silicone are safe to the skin, testing your model for any allergic reaction is necessary to avoid any complications later.

Make sure that your work environment is well ventilated with sufficient lighting. The health of both the artist and the model is of foremost importance. Take into mind that the life casting materials are applied directly to the skin of the model. This procedure takes time to cure so take some precautions to minimize the discomfort of the model from excessive heat

For their own protection, the artist should wear protective clothing such as gloves, and aprons, and long sleeved clothes and full pants. Aside from these basic safety precautions, one should also follow the manufacturer’s safety recommendations.

If you adhere to all the needed precautions in life casting, then you can enjoy and get satisfaction from the pleasure of your chosen arts and crafts.

About  EnvironMolds

EnvironMolds has been producing environmental and user-friendly life casting mold making materials since 1998. ArtMold brands of life casting and mold making materials are the top choice of professionals and hobbyists alike.

  • EnvironMolds is a complete life casting experience by itself, providing everything a lifecaster needs from supplies to publicity. . .
  • Supplies. We offer the highest quality life casting molding, casting and mounting supplies and excellent prices that can be found anywhere.
  • Kits. We do all the work for you as we assemble and sell complete lifecasting kits from kits to cast babies hands all the way to the ultimate full body kits.
  • Instruction. Our site is a comprehensive lifecasting learning resource, too. We offer the most comprehensive library of videos and books available on lifecasting that you will find anywhere. In addition as an Association of Lifecasting (ALI) Certified Instructor we provide workshops on lifecasting throughout the year.
  • Gallery. A location to display your lifecasting work. Take pride in your work by showing it to the world. We have two sections on our website where you can display your lifecasting work at no charge. The Customer Gallery, for customers of EnvironMolds who wish to show a finished lifecasting project, and the Lifecasters In Residence Section, for more advanced lifecasters who wish to display their lifecasting portfolio.
  • Start Your Own Business.  Our company also helps beginning lifecasters and artists to start their own lifecasting businesses. We provide personal advice, promotional material and all the resources you need to start a profitable lifecasting business. Whether you wish to emphasize infant casting, or wish to offer other lifecasting services we can help get you started.

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