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Safety First

We’ve taken a common material and adjusted it to meet our safety and quality standards.

Our raised impressions are created in a formula mirroring clay.  Our version of this material has been customized allowing us to safely get an impression of a baby/child’s hand or footprint.  Most ‘clay’ can be quite hard whereas our custom material is quite soft thus allowing us a fairly deep impression (however, the baby also plays a big role in the depth).

WP Creations Raised Impression Video Series
Taking and creating an impression of a 10 month old
Raised Impressions Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Determine the number and types of impressions you’d like:  Do you want a hand, a foot or both?  Who wants to live with regrets right.  This is your keepsake so there is no right or wrong.  Most families either go with two hands and two feet or one hand and one foot.  But how do you choose?  You want the right hand left foot or left hand or right foot?  Fussy details like rights and lefts can be determined at the time of your appointment.  You just need to know what you think you might want.
  2. Decide if you want them left unframed, or professionally mounted in a frame: As the leaders in lifecasting babies in Canada, we always feel our products are best protected when they are mounted.  With that being said, we’ve realized, parents might want a little more flexibility in display so if our options don’t suit your needs, no problem at all, you can purchase your impressions unmounted.  Just know that with all the different options of materials to adhere them to, we won’t be able to guide you with that as our area of expertise rests with the materials we are most familiar with…our own.
  3. Find a lifecasting artist nearest you to have your precious keepsake created (almost 50 locations across Canada) Book Online
  4. During your appointment:
    1. Choose your frame style (if applicable)
    2. Decide your frame & mat color – neutral colors are always most recommended
    3. Decide your ribbon color – if framing, we recommend no ribbon as it tends to cover the impression
    4. Choose what you’d like us to engrave on your frame.  Keeping it simple is most recommended with your child’s name and age at time of castings/impressions
  5. We then take your child’s impressions
  6. Once you leave we begin working on your products.  This work is done in house and not shipped away. We pour the moulds, wait for them to dry, carefully open them, clean them, prep them and wait for them to dry.  We do not use a kiln.
  7. Your frame gets ordered with our monthly order (we often wait for your picture before doing this so that we can ensure proper layout of the frame)
  8. Once your frame arrives and your casts have been sealed/pearled, we professionally mount the photo to a picture board so that it doesn’t not wilt over time and we adhere your impression(s) with our few step process.  After the curing has finished with your photo and casts, we are then able to professionally frame your keepsakes with their corresponding engraving and mat choices.  Hardware is then installed to the back of the frame.
  9. Now that your frame is complete, we’ll reach out to you via email and phone to arrange pick up within 3 weeks of completion.  Given the many steps for each keepsake, we ask that you adhere to this 3 week timeframe so that we’re able to make room for the keepsakes other families have ordered.

The question we like to ask you is what would you like to have captured as a memory frozen in time for years to come.  Would you prefer having your child cast while their hands/feet are still very small or would you like to capture a milestone?  We have cast babies as young as 1 day old to adults at 86.  The choice is ultimately yours. …. There may, however, be size restrictions on certain styles of products.

Raised Impressions/Classic Mini with Impression: Hand prints for Raised Impressions up to 5 years of age; footprints up to 1 year old.

Having baby a little more relaxed can help with your WP Creations’ experience. Therefore, following some of the suggestions below will make your experience with us even more amazing.

  • Plan to have your baby arrive a little sleepy (but not overtired)
  • Perhaps waking the baby earlier in the morning or from a nap, and/or bathing him/her before you come might be helpful if you’re willing
  • If there is a favourite toy or rattle for your baby, please bring that too as it can be very helpful as a distraction
  • Feeding baby during a lifecasting appointment is the best distraction for the casting process. 
  • I appreciate your understanding in possibly altering his/her regular schedule for the appointment.  Having baby calm during casting will ensure we get as detailed of prints as possible, and will avoid having to book a second appointment, which may be necessary if detailed casts are not achieved. Similarly, we may have to look at other comparable keepsakes if attempts at good casts are unsuccessful.
  • Please trim your child’s nails prior to your arrival

How long will my child have to remain still?

Remember, we are trained professionals and have mastered the art of capturing prints of wiggly hands and feet.

Our system of capturing prints and our unique mold material (free of dye or perfume) will make the process easier than you may think.

We will guide you and your child through the process and we will work with you to ensure we capture the best print possible.

My baby/child moves a lot/won’t sit still/has their hands always fisted. Will you still be able to work with them?

Yes, as Canada’s original baby LifeCasting company (since 2001), we have plenty of experience working with babies and children.

In other words – we know what we are doing! If we’re unable to capture the quality piece at your first appointment, we will call you back to try again (although it is rare that we wouldn’t be able to capture your child’s prints at their initial appointment)

AND YES, we can get their hands open even if they seem fisted all the time for you.  It’s extremely rare we’re unable to get a handprint so come and let us try before assuming we can’t.  We have many of parents who regret not having come to us to see if we could have done it for them.

While we can guarantee an open hand on almost every baby, there is no way to control the positioning or final placement of the child’s hand or foot. Babies are unpredictable, by nature sometimes the fingers or toes are placed closer together and sometimes they are spread apart.

Although we will try our best, as mentioned above, there are no guarantees on hand/foot placement or positioning.  After all, this is what makes it unique to your baby.

For this reason, we cannot offer refunds based on things that are out of our control.

We are proud to say we create all of our raised impressions on-site in our studios and workshops.

This way we can spend careful time and attention on each one as required.

Professional framing is also done on-site.

Our raised impression material has not been known to damage any clothing.  With that being said, avoid light colored items just incase there is any staining from our version of clay.

Most appointments are typically half an hour  but depending on the age of the child and if you’re having your impressions framed, the LifeCasting Artist might book you in for an hour.  The lifecasting/impression portion of the appointment typically takes far less time than deciding on how you want your item customized.

No two children are alike therefore no two keepsakes .  Suppliers, paints, materials, engraving options and sizes change and evolve over time.

We cannot guarantee that your new keepsake will look exactly like the others.  In fact, it’s safe to say every keepsake will be different therefore there are no refunds on any keepsake which is deemed a quality piece by our head office.

Cleaning: When cleaning it is recommended to lightly dust using a cloth or duster.  Avoid applying any water or cleaning products to the casts as this can cause them to turn mouldy & deteriorate.

Framing: It is recommended to have your raised impression keepsake framed by a WP Creations artist to decrease the chances of it breaking overtime.  We are usually not able to repair any raised impression that breaks as there is rarely one clean line of breakage.  It often shatters.  Avoid framing your own raised impression because there is risk of it falling off your matting overtime.  We take several steps to mount our products within a frame and this process is proprietary.

Finishing: We use a proprietary blend of pearl finish to coat each of our raised impressions.

Cleaning: Recommended to use a duster or dry cloth.

Shadow Boxes: completed in 8 weeks
LifeCast Statues: completed in 6 weeks
Classic Mini: Completed in 4 weeks
All items MUST be picked up within 3 weeks of being notified they are completed

If I’m ordering a LifeCast Statue, what colour/style of granite do you offer?
Every piece of granite, as the Statue it is holding, is unique, no two pieces are alike.
Colours and sizes will vary by location. Please let your local WP Creations’ representative know if you prefer a light or dark colour, as well as a larger or smaller piece of granite. They will do their best to accommodate you, however there is never an exact match.

Do you ship your castings away to be made?
We are proud to say we create all of our castings on-site in our studios and workshops.
This way we can spend careful time and attention on each one as required.
Professional framing is also done on-site.

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