Salt Dough Handprints Verses Ceramic Handprints
Salt dough is a quick and cheap solution to making prints of your baby and child, but at what cost?
I have heard too many times mom's looking for the handprint ornament they had made last year to add to this years Christmas tree and finding a cracked, crumbled or broken handprint. Another compound that is used is the infamous plaster of paris. This mold compound has to be the hardest of them all to work with. It is compound you have to mix and hope it is just the right consistency that it will not be too hard to print hand in or too goopy. I have had plenty experience as a preschool teacher and still had a hard time with this mold mix.
Check out these ceramic hand and footprint plaques and ell me which one you would want as a keepsake. Look at the difference in these two photos. There is a big difference in overall look of these prints. Ceramic is sent into a high fired kiln and then into kiln again for a glaze firing to give it a glass like finish. Please invest in your child's keepsake memories to hold onto forever. There is no redo.
Please come on by to my shop and check out my traditional styled handprint plaques and new additional plaques. If you ever have an idea for your own ceramic keepsake let me know and we will see what we can do to make your artwork reality.