Sunday, April 3, 2011

Belly Cast

These are my very primitive attempts with making belly casts.  How some people get them smooth is beyond me.  By the time I get the darn things stable enough to not collapse, the last thing I'm going to do is start sanding on them.

A couple of you had not heard of such things, so this post is for you.



Please excuse the picture quality, 
the flash reflects on the glossy finish

                                            Side View



                            Reflected flash, again


                         Covered with torn brown paper



                                       Inside view


26 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

They don't look primative to me! It looks like art! Very nice!

middle child said...

I have heard of these. I honestly can't recall when I posed for you though. Yeah, the one with the torn brown paper. Since I'm not pregnant, does it still count as art?
You do a wonderful job and these are very cool!

Bossy Betty said...

Wow! These are fascinating!

So. Cal. Gal said...

I've heard of these but I don't know anyone who had it done. VERY cool! LOVE the 1st one...the baby butterfly in the corner it too cute.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

fascinating!

Karen said...

WOW, you do these? You painted them???.... They're great!

baygirl32 said...

The look amazing!! I wish I had one done when I was preggo with kiddo

Gigi said...

Those are just.... AMAZING!

Marlene said...

Wow - that's way cool! I've never seen such a thing!

Ms. A said...

Baygirl, so do I... although at this stage of clutter, I'm not sure where they would fit!

Ami said...

They're lovely. Not primitive at all.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

These are beautiful!!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!You have to share with us how you made them.

I Wonder Wye said...

If i had a belly cast right now people would think they're looking at an elephant belly. Ugh. Yours however are awesome and a wonderful momento,..and can I say I love your comments -- you always make me laugh...

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

aww, these look great! so beautiful!
lovely header too!

happy monday!
betty xx

Deborah said...

Those are all gorgeous! What do people do with them generally when they're finished? I can see it as part of the nursery.

I think you have a talent there girl.

Pearl said...

I've never heard of this before! How interesting...

Pearl

blueviolet said...

You call those primitive? Those are outstanding!!!! I'm sooooo impressed!

Copyboy said...

The floral one is amazing!

Sarah said...

That will be great memeto for her. Good job!

Kristy said...

You painted those? They're amazing! I love the one with the baby on it.

Ms. A said...

Sarah, they are a great memento, just large and bulky.

Kristy, you need to line someone up to do one for you, when the time comes!

Georgina Dollface said...

Very nice! I think they are gorgeous! I've done plaster casts on my own face(not recommended if you are claustrophobic and home alone) and other body parts. so I know how hard doing them can be. I think yours are beautiful! - G

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Those are gorgeous. I like your new header too.
xoRobyn

Momma Fargo said...

Wow. That is amazing and very beautiful art. How cool is that for art and memories. Thanks for showing us this as it was new to me as well.

Peggy K said...

I have NEVER heard of these before, but I am quite intrigued. I will be blaming you for the additional time I will be spending googling belly casts. And I must say I'm a little sad that my daughter will not be preggers anymore. I would have enjoyed doing this with her!!!

Ms. A said...

Peggy K, you will find some great ones hanging around in cyberspace! Happy Googling!