The Best Casting Materials to Know of
Looking at the casting materials and the choice of one that will be best for you, it is quite a decision that can prove to be quite confusing as there seems to be no right or wrong in the answers to the question over which is the best. 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. Particularly we will be taking a look at some of the three main known casting materials being 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. These can be using the traditional dark patina, medium patina or get them highly polished.
For the next type of casting materials that will be a good choice for the need to create a fabulous cast of the little hand and feet of your baby, we have the sterling silver as one of them. There is an attraction of a kind on silver and as a matter of fact when used as a cast material you will end with a cast that will be a sure keepsake that you will hold on to as dear for such a long period of time. One fact is that silver has such qualities that will definitely make it be such an item that attracts such high sentimental and as well financial value.