Luna Bean Keepsake Hands Info Page
Thank you for choosing Luna Bean couples and -XL- family kits!
Video demo below ... The video shows the Keepsake Hands kit in use, but the same steps also apply to the -XL- kit.
- Temperature affects the set time of Step 1. Warmer temps speed up the set time. Colder temps slow down the set time. For an average set time of about 6 minutes, use cool water (70-75F). Be mindful of external heat sources such as mixing near an oven or fireplace, etc. If you want as much time as possible before the material sets, use refrigerator chilled water.
- To ensure a final casting that is "clean," wash hands thoroughly before making the mold and keep the mold covered while waiting to pour the casting stone.
- Allow the completed cast to dry thoroughly and efficiently by placing in front of a fan and near as much natural light as possible (but not in direct sunlight). Be sure air flow can reach all areas ... including the base ... and rotate periodically.