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Not Just Baby Casts: Capturing Alternative Special Moments

Our core business here at Image Casting is our resin baby foot and hand casts.  Sometimes, however, we are asked to cast other items for our customers, as a way of preserving special memories and treasured items.

Our most unusual casting to date was probably a beloved dog’s paw print! It has to be said that pets are often subjects of our slightly more alternative castings; after all our animals often give us some of our favourite moments, and so castings of aspects of our pets’ lives are a way of keeping hold of those memories forever.

Rosie: A Lasting Memory 

RosieWhen Ann discovered a footprint of the family’s dearly departed dog, Rosie, which had been trodden into wet cement in the garden years before, it was an obvious choice for a casting. She contacted us to see if there was anything that we could do with the imprint, and we were more than happy to help.

Ann was sent a Casting Kit, together with specific instructions on how to cast the footprint successfully.  After Ann had taken the casting in alginate, it was time for us to work our magic on the footprint cast back in the workshop.

Rosie_2We discussed with Ann exactly what her expectations from the casting were and created a very special foot cast of their late Springer Spaniel. We initially made the cast to be freestanding, but Ann decided that she’d prefer to have Rosie’s footprint as a piece of artwork which could be hung in the home and enjoyed by everyone. We therefore created a made-to-measure frame and also included a personalisation within it.

Ann couldn’t have been happier with her footprint cast, which has kept the spirit of Rosie alive:

“I cannot thank you enough for the time and commitment you have put into the cast. John was so surprised and delighted at such a beautiful keepsake of Rosie and we will both enjoy and treasure it greatly”

Rosies resin paw print (1)Do you have an unusual something you’d like us to cast? 

If you’ve got something you’d like to keep preserved forever, remember that here at Image Casting, we don’t just cast baby keepsakes.  Perhaps you have a memory of a pet that you’d like to immortalise, or maybe even a treasured item that you’d like to have cast; either way, why not contact us to see what can be done?  We’ll always be happy to help in any way we can, and we’re always open to new ideas for castings!