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Alja-SafeŽ Lifecasting Quick Start Guide

It's easy and fun to make a lifecast of anyone's hand!

Just follow the simple step-by-step lifecasting guide below, and you will have a perfect lifecasting which will "freeze time" and create a long lasting memento.
 Decide how you want your finished casting to look, and hold that pose.

1 - Decide how you want your finished casting to look, and hold that pose.
 Measure Alja-SafeŽ powder and water in equal amounts by volume.  Ideal water temperature is 80F / 27C

2 - Measure Alja-SafeŽ powder and water in equal amounts by volume. Ideal water temperature is 80F / 27C
 Add Alja-SafeŽ powder to water.  Mix until smooth and creamy.

3 - Add Alja-SafeŽ powder to water. Mix until smooth and creamy.
 Pour Alja-SafeŽ molding gel into the container.

4 - Pour Alja-SafeŽ molding gel into the container.
 To minimize air bubbles in the finished mold, rinse hand with before immersing into the Alja-SafeŽ

5 - To minimize air bubbles in the finished mold, rinse hand with before immersing into the Alja-SafeŽ
 Slowly immerse posed hand into Alja-SafeŽ.  Make sure not to touch sides or bottom of container.

6 - Slowly immerse posed hand into Alja-SafeŽ. Make sure not to touch sides or bottom of container.
 Alja-SafeŽ will set in 8-10 minutes.  Gently wiggle fingers and slowly remove hand from mold.

7 - Alja-SafeŽ will set in 8-10 minutes. Gently wiggle fingers and slowly remove hand from mold.
 The mold is ready for casting.

8 - The mold is ready for casting.
 Measure 2 equal parts plaster powder to 1 equal part water by volume.

9 - Measure 2 equal parts plaster powder to 1 equal part water by volume.
 Pour water into mixing container and slowly add plaster powder, allowing it to soak for 2 minutes.

10 - Pour water into mixing container and slowly add plaster powder, allowing it to soak for 2 minutes.
 Mix plaster and water until mixture is creamy (approx. 4 minutes)

11 - Mix plaster and water until mixture is creamy (approx. 4 minutes)
 Fill mold halfway with plaster and rotate mold gently in all directions to minimize air bubbles.

12 - Fill mold halfway with plaster and rotate mold gently in all directions to minimize air bubbles.
 Allow plater to cure for a minimum of 3 hours.

13 - Allow plater to cure for a minimum of 3 hours.
 Score mold in a grid pattern with a plastic knife.

14 - Score mold in a grid pattern with a plastic knife.
 Carefully remove Alja-safe from the plaster hand by peeling it away.

15 - Carefully remove Alja-safe from the plaster hand by peeling it away.
 The casting reflects perfect detail and may be painted or clear coated to finish.

16 - The casting reflects perfect detail and may be painted or clear coated to finish.
 Options for what you can create include choosing different positions for your fingers...

17 - Options for what you can create include choosing different positions for your fingers...
 Different finger positions yield unique opportunities for your creative energies.

18 - Different finger positions yield unique opportunities for your creative energies.
 Cast impressions can last a lifetime.

19 - Cast impressions can last a lifetime.


Making a Mold of a Hand Using Alja-Safe Alginate

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