Choosing the Casting Material that is Best for You
The decision over the choice of the casting materials that will be perfect for you and creating the sculpture you wish to have of your own will indeed be a confusing one more so when you look at the fact that in this regard, there has never been found an answer seen to be right or wrong. All the different materials will bring in different aesthetic feels and as a matter of fact, the choice for one will be entirely based on personal aesthetics and feelings. In as much as this is the case, the penning of this post has been with the desire to offer some help to those of us who are still on the valley of indecision trying to figure which of the casting materials will be best suited for them. We will be having a particular emphasis on the three casting materials and these are real bronze, sterling silver and glass.
If you want to capture the very likeness of every fold, line and creases on the baby foot or hand and have with you a memento of how tiny these once were, think of a three dimension baby foot or hand cast that is done of real bronze. There are quite a host of reasons and benefits why bronze will be preferred and first is the fact that bronze is quite known for being durable. Given the fact that the casts so made will be items that will be quite much of an attraction to the children in the home who will want to take their time as well in the home’s gallery having an exploration of these works of art depicting their own hands, you need to use a material that gives you the peace of mind knowing that in spite of the rather reckless manner of the young ones, you will not risk the damage of your cast items even as they explore them to their heart’s satisfaction. The real bronze casts can then be finished as per your tastes. You may think of finishing them and personalizing them by using the traditional patina, the medium patina or highly polish them still.
Sterling silver is yet the other kind of cast material that you can think of using when you are looking forward to coming up with a fabulous cast of the little feet or hand of your little one. The fact is that looking at sterling silver, this is one material that has something quite unique with a special kind of attraction in it and as such when you have it used as a casting material you will definitely result with a cast that will be a memorable and cherished memento that will last a sure long while. The qualities that silver comes with ideally make them pass for having such high sentimental and financial value.