3 - When you
have all the materials, make an alginate mould directly on her skin as
described in the tutorial. (This is the fun part...1 hour.)
2 - Collect the
necessary materials from one of the online shops listed on the
manual and from your local hardware store.
This is the cheapest way to make a life casting.
(Online shops listed for USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia,
South Africa, France Belgium, Ireland,
Switzerland, Germany and more...)
4 - Then cast
plaster into the mold as described in the manual. Absolutely no
previous mold making experience required. (1
5 - When the
plaster has set (3 hours) unmold the
6 - When the
plaster has dried (2 weeks) seal it or
7 - Admire....a beautiful
plaster replicate of her body...
A homemade body casting...
This is a fun, simple and affordable DIY project for
In reading this site you may already have a good idea of what is entailed but this
handbook will delve into more details and tell you everything you need to know
to see your body casting project through to completion successfully.
It is surprisingly
Although the manual has been written using a female torso as an example,
the same tools and techniques described in the book
can be applied to any other part of the body, male or female. (see the
8 - Like it?
A rewarding project
In this handbook I have
focussed on a simple yet wonderfully
rewarding project. I have selected affordable and easy to
source products and illustrated a method that is both proven and
easy to implement, ensuring that you complete your sculpture to
satisfaction with a minimum of fuss.
How long does it takes?
Once you have collected all necessary materials, you only need about
one hour to make the mold.... one hour to pour the plaster.... and
one hour to finish the sculpture...
This is quick, easy, affordable and
Is this safe?
The alginate used to make the
mold is the same product that dentists use to take tooth prints. It
is organic and perfectly skin safe. These products have been used
for the purpose of body casting over many decades and are true and
Casting kits ? We do not sell any casting kit. The necessary tools
and ingredients are easy to find and our manual lists a large number
of suppliers around the world.
" I look forward to you next book. These are the
best I have seen on casting."
Kevin M, (Denton, TX USA)
Are you pregnant? The book shows you how to make a wonderful
memento of your pregnancy. This is quick, easy, comfortable and
See below what
Virginie did with our
body casting manual.
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Why this lifecasting "how to" manual?
After receiving regular and numerous emails asking
me for advise on how to best replicate someone's body part, I have realised that there is
a demand for a simple, clear and affordable instruction manual. The
ultimate body casting "how to".
my experience I have written a set of concise and easy to follow
life casting instructions and published it in an illustrated 63 pages manual. These
comprehensive and clearly laid out directions will ensure that you make a beautiful and durable
casting the first time.
These photos give an idea of the level of details you will
be able to reproduce in plaster.
This video clip is 3 minutes long and it illustrates the entire step
by step body casting procedure. It is recommended viewing.
"Congratulation for this book. Very enjoyable reading, clear in
both content and presentation, Nice cultural remarks...etc It
really does make you want to cast in plaster all the lovely
pedestrians; It seems so easy and accessible..."
Stephane M, France, May 10
"I have been
doing alot of research online to find the best but also easiest way
for me to create my body parts. There are many different websites
but I have found this one to be one of the most useful and
Jane, UK, November 10
A faithful reproduction of her body
Body casting is a mold made on a live
An original, unique, personal and sensous
immortalize your bust.
A sculpture that is durable and very
An elegant female torso
A female bust, beautiful as nature
What does the manual cover? The first part is a practical step by step casting
project using a female torso as an example. The second part gives
further instructions on casting other body parts. (Head and face,
pregnant belly, hands and feet, bay's hand and feet) and on how to use
some other more robust casting materials such as Forton MG. . Most importantly,
the manual tells you exactly where to go to buy some of the special
materials needed, this will save you much time and guessing.
Overview of the process
What Tools and materials to buy, how
much to buy and where to buy it from.
Step by step directions.
Pictures and illustration
Other Projects (hands, face, pregnant
Using Forton MG
Measurements are expressed in both metric and US customary units.
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and read extracts...
The book also discusses an innovative method to make the mold. We have perfected a technique that allows to build stronger,
lighter, cheaper and faster molds. This is an improvement over
traditional methods of making a body mold and is unique to Bodyscape.
How much will this all cost me?
All up, including the cost of the manual, you should not have to spend
more than $70 probably less. (Manual $7, Alginate$30, Bandages $15,
Plaster $8, bits and pieces $10). Our method has to be the cheapest way
to make a plaster body cast. You will nevertheless be amazed by the
amount of details this body casting technique will capture and
Although the casting instruction guide can be read on your computer screen once downloaded,
It is probably preferable to print it for easy reference while working.
It should print two pages per A4 or Letter sheet. Depending on your
printer capabilities, you can also print it double sided. You can then
fold each page in half and staple together a handbook.
You will need a PDF reader to view and print the file. Download one
Our famous "Body casting manual" printed...
This is not difficult.
After years of practice body casters develop a know-how that allows them
to express themselves in wonderful ways. But anybody, if given proper
instructions, can achieve an amazing artwork at their first attempt.
Much of the visual impact of the final sculpture is in selecting a
seductive pose; let your artistic flair guide you but make sure to read
our tips and hints. We will show you the easiest body casting
Customers are warmly invited to contact me on
further questions, request for clarification, comments and feedback.
I would encourage you to join our life casting discussion board
where other members can benefit and contribute to technical body casting questions and share
their experience in a open
Do I need to shave my body hairs? No, hairs will painlessly glide out of the alginate mold.
“I have been reading your web site
and bought your Body Casting Manual, download version. Many thanks
for providing a great detailed step by step manual for such a
reasonable price. I find your work very interesting.”
Shelley, NZ, Oct 2010
Buy the manual, one bag of alginate and 5 rolls of plaster gauze.
Put everything in a plastic bucket and you have an original, and
embarrassing present for a couple amongst your friends...
If you have attempted life
casting before and have been disappointed or frustrated. This
handbook will reconcile you with the idea. The whole project should
cost you about what you would pay for a restaurant meal for two
(with a bottle of wine) and use about as much time…. Enjoy…
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"His book is not only informative, but also quite witty and
easily readable as well. It is great for beginners and can be
helpful to seasoned lifecasters as well.."
Joe Sculptor, USA, May 10