Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It’s both classy and meaningful! It doesn’t matter what size your “puppy” is. It makes a beautiful gift for family, friends or your children. (I’ve been told its great for kitty cats too!) You might also enjoy learning how to simply and inexpensively make personalized dog bowls or make sure your little guy or gal is styling with our 5 minute puppy bow ties!
Puppy Paw Print Supplies
IMPORTANT: Dogs that have longer fur will be next to impossible to get a clean paw print unless the fur is trimmed. Also, many dogs do not like their feet touched. Don’t ever force your dog to do something that scares them.
Gather your supplies. You can use regular paper but watercolor paper gives a much nicer print and finish!
Paint your palm gold, making sure to cover it well.
Make sure there are no gaps in the paint.
Make sure you plan ahead for your frame so you know exactly where your hand needs to be placed. Press your hand down firmly on the center of the paper. You may need to take your other hand to help with pressure. It’s a good idea to do some test runs to know exactly how much pressure to use.
The final print.
Feel free to touch up any gaps if needed.
Take your little pups paw and press it into the ink. Do some test runs on the paw print also before doing the final.
Press the paw in place.
Frame your art and hang!
What an adorable baby and a wonderful idea for two best friends! I do have a question. What did you use or how did you clean the ink off his foot? My girl has such sensitive skin and paws….sounds strange but its true. Princess LilyBelle Wilhelmina a Chinese Crested powder puff and has lots of “issues” lol.
I used an archival acid free ink that was water based so it just washed right off. Here is what I used: http://amzn.to/2drsgbs Doesn’t sound strange at all. My daughters pug has some of the same problems. Love her name! Ü
My daughter and I are obsessed with Oliver Sprout! He needs his own blog! lol
Awe… how sweet of you to say so. He’s definitely added lots of joy to our house! I post pics of him regularly on my personal FB page too if your interested. I post most things public. Ü https://www.facebook.com/nancy.gail.rector