Luna Bean® KEEPSAKE HANDS™ Plaster Statue Kit Preserve Every Precious Detail!™ NEW! Larger Size! The new bucket dimentions are 8" tall by 8" in diameter to better fit two adult hands in more positions - PLUS 50% more molding material.
This plaster casting kit for a pair of hands contains the materials to do 1 casting of the following types:
Included with this kit: Plastic molding bucket, Step 1 molding powder, Step 2 casting stone, fine sandpaper, course sandpaper, demolding stick, detailing pin and detailed instructions.
Optional Display Base: A display base can be added at a discount. Some couple hand castings will fit on a 6" round plaque such as those with small to medium hands/wrists and/or in castings where the wrists are as one unit with go gaps. For castings that include larger hands/wrists, a third adult or a couple of children, you will need the larger 8" square plaque. Attach with tacky wax, crazy/super glue, epoxy or even a screw. Tips: If using glues, first sand the base surface where cast will be attached. If using a screw, place a screw receiver plug in the cast during the setting phase.
Optional refill (casting powders only): to create an additonal unique statue. It can be added to this complete kit at a discount- see selection above.
Optional Finish: Painting and/or sealing your completed statue is not required, but it is recommended if it will be handled a lot. We have include a few of our most popular finishes. All finishes come with a pint brush. With the acrylic paints, the first think coat works as a primer and it is best to apply 1-2 thin coats on top of that. The triple thick glaze and the matte sealant are best when applied in 2 thin layers.
Other Items Needed: Large rubber spatula whisk, or large plastic spoon for mixing molding material, liquid measuring cup, glass or disposable bowl for mixing casting stone
Making the Mold: The molding material is cool setting, nontoxic and non allergenic. Wiggling is not a problem as long the hands remain submerged in the molding material until it sets. The set time is about 3-4 minutes, which includes the mixing time.
Molding bucket dimensions: Approximatelly 8" Tall and 8" in diameter