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OPT21 - 16x10'' Triple Photo Frame - 1 Hand & 1 Foot - About £125-£140
  

OPT21 - 16x10" Triple Photo Frame - 1 Hand & 1 Foot - About £125-£140

Includes two painted plaster casts of one hand and one foot in one of our 16x10" Triple frames. Works well for bigger babies over six months.

Prices quoted are for a baby under 1 year and vary depending on caster, frame style and the age of the baby so please use the suggested price as a guide. You will choose your frame, paint colour and mount combination at your appointment. Engraved name-plates are extra. If your frame includes space for a photo you will need to provide it.

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Includes two painted plaster casts of one hand and one foot in one of our 16x10" Triple frames. Works well for bigger babies over six months.

Prices quoted are for a baby under 1 year and vary depending on caster, frame style and the age of the baby so please use the suggested price as a guide. You will choose your frame, paint colour and mount combination at your appointment. Engraved name-plates are extra. If your frame includes space for a photo you will need to provide it.

Please click the "FIND YOUR LOCAL CASTER' buttom to request an appointment in your area.

At your appointment, moulds are taken of your baby's hands/feet using dental alginate as the impression material. It is the same material used by dentists to make those gum shield-like dental impressions. It is completely safe to use on babies' skin and has been used by lifecasters for decades. The process to take each mould is very fast - about 2-3 mins, as the mixture sets in that time. The mould is destroyed as the cast is taken from it so each cast is unique, 1 mould = 1 cast. The impression powder must be mixed with cool water, especially in hot weather, or the mixture sets too fast. Your baby will not be in the mixture for long but it is wise to bring some toys, milk or food along for older babies to distract them.

If your child has any kind of skin problem you must seek advice from your GP before having a cast done. It would also be wise to wait until any blemishes have cleared up as they will show up in the cast as every detail is picked up. Remember, also, that sock marks will show up in the casts too so don't dress your baby in ribbed socks or take them off as soon as you arrive so the marks wear off. It is best to dress your baby in a short-sleeved vest so your caster has full access to hands and feet.

After your appointment, the moulds are cast in plaster using a high definition stone plaster. Once set, they are tidied and left to dry out thoroughly for at least 2-3 weeks. They are then painted in classic or pearl white or metallic bronze, silver or gold paint. If your casting option includes a frame, the casts are then framed.

Choosing a frame
We have a huge selection of frames to choose from to match most homes and existing decor.
You will find it easier to choose your frame, mount and paint colours if you know where you will hang the finished frame.
To help you decide you can ask yourself a few questions, such as:

  •     Where will I hang my frame - do I need to match it to the decor or frames of an existing room?
  •     Do I want to include a landscape or portrait photo in the frame? Which photo?
  •     How many 3D hand and foot casts do I want?
  •     What layout of hands and feet do I want?
  •     What size frame do I want?
  •     What colour should the frame rim be?
  •     What colour should the casts be?
  •     What colour should the front and back mounts be?
  •     Do I want an engraved name-plate with my child's name and age? Which colour? Which font?

The turnaround is normally 4-8 weeks depending on your caster but this can extend at busier times or during the school summer holidays. If you have a deadline please let your caster know when you book.

To help you decide which frame colour and paint combination to choose you can ask yourself a few questions, such as:

  • Where will I hang my frame - do I need to match it to the decor of an existing room?
  • Do I want to include a landscape or portrait photo in the frame?
  • How many 3D hand and foot casts/clay impressions do I want - 1, 2 or 4?
  • What combination of hands and feet do I want?
  • What size frame do I want?
  • What colour should the frame rim be?
  • What colour should the casts/impressions be?
  • What colour should the front and back mounts be?
  • Do I want an engraved name-plate with my child's name and age? Which colour? Which font?
     
 
Comparison of frame styles
Classic Luxury Hardwood Contemporary Luxury Vintage Deep With Pine Box
  • Softwood
  • Single-piece moulding
  • Traditional front mount
  • 3.5cm internal depth
  • 5 colours
  • Suits: Casts 0-6m, flat hands (0-adult), clay & raised 2D impressions
  • Most likely to match purchases before July 2014
  • Luxury hardwood
  • Single-piece heavy moulding with curved inner edge
  • Traditional front mount
  • 5cm internal depth
  • 6 colours including silver
  • Suits: All casts (0-adult)
  • Introduced November 2015
  • Softwood
  • Single-piece moulding (same as Classic)
  • Side fillets to hold glass (no front mount)
  • Wider display area than Classic
  • 3.5cm internal depth
  • 5 colours
  • Suits: Casts 0-6m, flat hands (0-adult), clay impressions and raised 2D impressions
  • Softwood
  • Two-piece construction: Ornate front moulding with pine box on back
  • Traditional front mount
  • 2 sizes: 10x8" or 12x10" only
  • 5cm internal depth
  • 4 colours
  • Suits: All casts (0-adult)
  • Introduced Oct 2016
  • Softwood or composite
  • Two-piece construction: flat front moulding with pine box on back
  • Traditional front mount
  • Larger sizes available
  • 5cm internal depth
  • 6 styles
  • Suits: All casts (0-adult)
  • Introduced July 2014
Frame, mount and paint options
Box frame sizes and orientations
Luxury Vintage 10x8 Single Platinum frame with White mounts and Gold casts of an 8 month old
Luxury Hardwood 16x10 Triple Black frame with Cream mounts and Bronze casts of a 10 week old
Classic 8x8 Square frame with silver casts
Luxury Hardwood 8x8 Square Chocolate frame with antique gold casts
Classic 16x10 Triple White frame with silver casts and stripey background (waiting for photo!)
Deep Black LOVE frame with White front mount and Grey back mount
Happy parents collecting their son's casts in a Luxury Hardwood 12x10 Double frame
Smooth white feet ready to be painted
Dinky hand casts with peach and grey marble effect
Special shiny pink paint effect
Luxury Hardwood 18x10 Triple Chocolate frame with White mounts and Gold casts of a 15 month old
Engraved name-plate choices
Coastal 8x8 Square Pink frame with White mounts and silver casts of a 3 month old baby
Luxury Hardwood 10x8 Double Black frame with white mounts and silver casts of a 4 month old baby
Luxury Hardwood 8x8 Square Silver frame with White front mount, Grey back mount and silver casts of a 6 month old baby
Sisters
Luxury Hardwood 16x10 Triple frame with slver casts of 9 week old Melissa
Pearl white hand with Rose Gold name-plate for Lili
In loving memory of Freddie
Antique silver hand cast of an 8 month old
Gold feet casts of a 1 year old
6 week old hand straight out of the mould
Silver 6 week old casts in a Classic chocolate frame
Deep 26x11 sibling frame with silver casts of a 12, 7 & 4 year old and a 6 month old
Silver casts of a 6 week old in a Luxury Vintage 12x10 double frame with photo
4 white foot casts
Gold clasped hands cast of 7 and 10 year old siblings
Mother and baby clasped hands statuette
Siblings in a Luxury Hardwood 16x10 Single Silver frame
White hand cast of a 6 month old
Close up of a white hand cast of a 6 month old
Bronze casts of a 4 month old
3 week old newborn holding Dad's finger
4 white hand casts
A pile of hand and foot casts of a 3 month old ready for painting
Luxury Hardwood 8x8 Black frame with antique silver feet cast of a 7 week old
Happy Mum collecting her two daughters' casts taken 2 years apart - so similar!
Contemporary 6x5 Black frame with silver casts of a 3 week old newborn
Deep 26x13 White Family frame with silver casts of Dad, Mum and 3 children aged 5, 2 and 6 months
Contemporary 16x10 black frame with gold casts of siblings aged 6 months, 4 and 7
Classic 16x10 White frame with silver casts of 6 week old triplets
Luxury Hardwood 10x8 Double Natural frame with silver casts and photo space
Gold baby's bottom
White baby's bottom cast
Classic 16 x10 Black frame with slver casts of a newborn
Luxury Hardwood Frame Colours - Silver, White, Black, Oak, Natural and Chocolate
Coastal Frame Styles - Pink, Blue, Lemon & Mint
Deep Frame With Pine Box Styles - Distressed Waterfall, Black, Rustic Brown, Chocolate, White and Cottage Oak
Mount colours - Black, Grey, White, Coffee, Cream, Blue and Pink
Everlasting Castings’ paint colour choices
Classic 16x10 Double Natural frame with gold hand a foot casts of a 15 month old
Classic 16x10 Triple Chocolate frame with silver hand a foot casts of a 4 month old
Contemporary 16x10 Single White frame with silver hand casts of a baby’s first year at 6 weeks, 6 months and 1 year
Classic 16x10 Triple Black frame with bronze casts of an 11 week old
Contemprary 10x8 Single Oak frame with silver casts of a newborn
Classic 10x8 Single Black frame with a bronze hand cast of a 3 year old
Deep 8x8 Square Cottage Oak frame with silver casts
Deep 10x8 Double Rustic Brown frame with bronze casts of a newborn
Classic 10x8 Double Chocolate frame with bronze casts of a 6 month old
Deep 8x8 Square Distressed Waterfall frame with silver casts of a 9 month old
Classic 8x8 Square Oak frame with a white hand cast of a 4 year old
Classic 8x8 Square White frame with silver foot casts of a 9 month old
Contemporary 8x8 Square Black frame with a bronze hand cast of a 3 year old
Contemporary 8x8 Square Black frame with a silver foot casts of a 6 week old
Classic 8x8 Square Black heart frame with white casts of a 5 month old
Deep 12x10 Cottage Oak frame with silver casts of a 6 week old
Deep 16x10 Triple Rustic Brown frame with cream mounts and silver casts of a 6 week old
Silver casts with initial letter in a Contemporary black frame