Capturing pRECIOUS PAW PRINTS OF YOUR BELOVED PETS
PAW PRINT INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for buying a clay paw print kit.
If you follow our instructions, this should help you to capture a lovely print of your pet. Please read these instructions fully, before you start.
Animals are very perceptive, so get everything ready (before you approach your pet) work out how you are going to hold your pet and where you will take the print. This way you are fully prepared before they are aware of what's happening and decide that they have other ideas!
Have some treats to hand. We don't condone bribery - but treats will help to distract your pet!
You will need:
A willing human helper!
Your clay print.
Space to work - if your pet is small enough, you can lift them on to your knee, or hold them under your arm.
For larger pets you will need to take the print on the floor (solid surface). It would help to have another person to hold your pet from behind to stop them reversing away from the clay!
If you have a pet with very 'fluffy hair' between the pads on their paws - it would help for the hair to be trimmed first. Don't try to do this and then take the print on the same day unless you pet is very relaxed. But you know your pet best!
How do you take the print:
You will need to lift up one paw from above. Hold the paw from the top around the 'ankle' so that the palm of your hand covers the top of the paw. This will help you to place the paw directly onto the clay and press down firmly.
To take the print:
Open up your tin and take out the pack of clay.
Carefully unfold the cling film cover to reveal the top surface of the clay. *Be careful and try not to get your finger prints on the surface of the clay.
For best results be quite sure of your movements so that you get a great print first time.
Get into the right position with the clay in the best place for you to be able to easily take the print.
Take the print.
Breathe and relax;)
Once print has been taken:
Wrap the cling film back around the clay.
Place the clay print back into the tin.
Enclose your completed form with the details of how you would like your print to be painted.
Allow up to 4 weeks for your print to be posted back to you. (Clay prints need to be fired twice, painted and glazed)