Pregnant Belly Masks
Pregnant Belly Masks now available at our studio!
The owner's own Pregnant Belly Mask
A pregnancy belly cast is created by applying several layers of wet plaster strips to the front of mom's body. After the strips have set, they will hold her shape and the belly cast will come away from her body and she will capture how beautiful she looked during her pregnancy.
Belly casting parties are a fun way to spend time with some girlfriends and have them help you make your belly cast.
BELLY MASK MAKING TIPS!
How to make a pregnancy belly cast including your hands and arms
A tip to make a really smooth cast is to dip your fingers in water after you apply a couple of overlapping layers of the plaster casting strips and rub your fingers over the layers to mix the plaster of paris together among the layers. Work fairly quickly as the plaster strips will begin to dry within a few minutes after you begin applying the plaster strips. After your pregnancy belly cast has completely dried, lightly sand it with the sanding screen included in our kit. If you still want an even smoother surface, apply 1-2 layers of Gesso (acrylic priming paint) and let dry according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Since pregnancy belly casting is typically done with the mom unclothed from below the belly up, a common question we get asked is "just how can my breasts have some support while I'm doing the casting?" There are a few different ways to give your breasts some support during the casting:
1. wear a strapless bra, but the fabric and seams will show through your cast, and then cover the bra with saran wrap to protect it, then apply the lubricant on top of the saran wrap; or
2. put a layer of Glad's Press N' Seal over mom's breasts.
How to include your thighs in the casting
To have your pregnancy belly cast look right, you will need to stand up when you get down to the bottom of the belly. Start the casting from the top and work your way down. When you get to the bottom of your belly, place a piece of saran wrap over your pubic area to keep the wet casting material from sticking to it. Slather the saran wrap with lubricant prior to placing it over your pubic area. You will need to hold the saran wrap in place while your helper places the first wet strip over the pubic area. Thereafter, the wet casting strips will hold the saran wrap in place.
Alternatively, you can wear a pair of panties. Try to wear a more delicate pair since the seams won't show as much. Then tuck the saran wrap into the seams to hold it in place and place our all-natural belly casting lubricant on the saran wrap.
Trimming the edges of your belly cast
Once your belly cast has dried, take a look at it to see if there are any thin areas that need reinforcement. If you have casting material left over, you can reinforce the cast where needed. Simply wet additional casting strips and place them on the inside of your belly cast where reinforcements are needed. DO NOT place the wet strips on the front of your cast.
"I put in a coaster over my belly button while doing the casting so that the bowl would be more stable when placed on a flat surface."
Getting a shiny finish on your finished belly cast
Deluxe Belly Mask Kits - $29