Can you make more than one Pet-Paw from the same impression?
I can make as many Pet-Paws as you like from the same
single impression. They will all be nearly identical except
for the minute differences caused by the casting process
itself and by the artist's hand.
Can I get my impression back?
Just purchase the "additional shipping" with
your order and I will send your impression container(s)
back with your finished Pet-Paws.
What kind/color of Play-doh is best to use for the impression?
made Play-doh is the best because it is softer and has
more plasticity than store bought Play-doh. It records
minute details very well. Store-bought Play-doh works
good also, but it doesn't seem as soft. Microwave the
store bought Play-doh for about 30 seconds to make it
softer and more pliable. Any color of store bought Play-doh
Can you make a Pet-Paw from a clay or ceramic impression
that I have?
I can make a Pet-Paw from a clay or ceramic impression.
I have to spray them with shellac and pour melted wax
into them. Most of the time, they make it through this
precess unscathed. However, there is always a risk that
the clay or ceramic material will stick to the wax and
flake off a little. There is also a chance they may get
broken during shipping, so please package them well with
a lot of padding so that they don't shift during shipment.
What kind of metal should I use for my Pet-Paw?
most popular, and my favorite, is bronze. However, it
is really just a matter of color choise. All 4 metal types,
bronze, brass, copper, and aluminum hold up very well
over time. The only difference is color, and aluminum
is about 1/3 lighter than the other three metals.
How long can the inscription be and can you write it on
the side of the Pet-Paw?
all the inscriptions. The inscription is usually written
in the wax and cast right into the Pet-Paw. I also incribe
the inscription into the metal with a dremel tool. The
inscription can be as long as you like, but it must be
able to fit on the bottom of the Pet-Paw. This can be
a challenge with a small cat paw. If there are multiple
words for a cat paw, I just write them on the bottom of
the paw in a circle around the edge and then spiral inward.
For a large dog paw, just look at the palm of your hand
and determine what you could hand write in that space.
I can aslo write an incription on the side of the Pet-Paw.
For Pet-Paw sets, I can write one inscription on the top
paw (the relief) and a different inscription on the bottom
paw (the imprint). Most people just want the pet's name.
Others want the life dates as well. Some people like to
write a message such as, "you will always be in our