I’ve been trying out the idea of making casts of pregnant bellies for pregnant mamas, which an serve as a lifelong beautiful reminder of that precious time. I’ve had a few pregnant ladies modelling for me and just completed my first 38 week baby bump.
A lot of women make their own belly casts, but this is taking it much further. I make the cast from plaster bandages, then I sand it down, strengthen it so that it lasts a lifetime, and cover it in a smooth plaster finish. Then I prime it and paint and decorate it, before varnishing and hanging. It’s a lengthy process but every bump can me made completely uniquely.
This bump is decorated with a combination of spray painting, decoupaging, hand painting and the addition of metallic colours. I am really pleased with the final result and hope that this might be something that the lovely mamas of Northern Ireland would be interested in.