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« on: May 12, 2009 07:41:00 PM »

I have been brainstorming about making a scrapbook for my dog, and would like to include an ink print of her paw.  Are standard inkpads safe for making pawprints, or is there a specific kind of inkpad I should get?  I think this is a cute idea but wouldn't want to harm my baby in the process!

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009 07:57:39 PM »

A few years ago, I came home from work to find my cat in a miserable, angry, pissed-off mood.  I couldn't imagine my parents hurting him and I'd been gone all day, so I couldn't figure out why he was in such a mood.  The only thing I could see was that there was a reddish tint on one of his paws, but no cuts or blood.

Until mom gave me my birthday card later that night.  She thought it would be nice if my cat signed my card too.  Well, she wasn't going to risk an inkpad that might harm him...

So she cut a beet in half and used that as a ink pad.  Turns out that my cat would gladly watch me stamp (as seen in my avatar), but he didn't want to do it himself.

But, in response to your question, a child-safe inkpad would be safe, but I don't know how well they hold up with time.  I used some once for bookmarks and they faded pretty fast.

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009 03:52:28 PM »

You could probably spray the pawprint afterward with a fixative. THat might help with the fading problem. You could also put some of those pearl powder if the print is still wet. Just take a dry brush and brush it on and take the excess off after. Spray with a fixative after. Hope this helps.
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