a traveling Wife: DIY Paw Art







DIY Paw Art

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Roxi is beyond happy about her Paw Art thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for compensating this shop. All opinions are mine alone. #BeyondSnacks #CollectiveBias
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It is no secret that my pup, Roxi, is treated like my child. A and I have completely spoiled her since she was adopted over 6 years ago - check out her adoption story. She was at our wedding, has traveled with us, been with us during some great times and some not so great times, and she pretty much runs the house. 

Just because A and I don't have any human children yet, doesn't mean that we don't want memorabilia around the house of our fur-child. I thought it would be fun to make some Paw Art. Side note: she did not think this activity was fun or entertaining. 
Click to tweet: How cute - DIY Paw Art. I want to try this with my furry friend.
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I was clean out of canvases, so while I was at Target I picked up some new ones and fresh non-toxic paint. I also wanted to make sure we had some new snacks on hand during the process of making art because Roxi isn't a big fan of people messing with her paws. I found Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets Natural Dog Snacks and thought they were a good option because they are grain free (like her food) and the number one ingredient is chicken. They also get some bonus points because they are made in the USA. 

The items you will need to make your own DIY Paw Art is;
- canvas of any size (or card stock to go in picture frame)
- small paint brush
- non-toxic water based paint (any color)
- dog
- dog snacks
- paper towel or painter's palette
- towel and bowl of water for cleaning
*optional: stencils and pencil


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I started by gathering all of my materials and headed outside with the pup. I bet she wanted to sunbathe until I opened the Chicken Cutlets snack bag, then I completely had her attention.


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I had already stenciled the letters to spell 'LOVE' but omitted the 'O' because I wanted to use Roxi's paw for that. I used old stencil lettering from when I was in school and drew them on the canvas with a pencil. I then went back with a small paint brush and filled the letters in. 


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There are two ways to achieve this Paw Art; 1. dip paw directly into the paint then onto the canvas, or 2. use the small paint brush to paint the pads of the paw then place paw onto canvas. Both worked fine for us but gave completely different looks. I used the first option on the canvas and the second on the cardstock. 


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With a gentle press of the paw, you have an adorable piece of Paw Art to place around the house. 


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Click to tweet: Look how cute this DIY Paw Art is.
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Next time you are shopping at Target, you can enjoy this Cartwheel offer of 10% off Purina Beyond Dog Snacks, available from 10/4-10/31.


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Do you like to place art or photos of your children or pets around the house?
Have you ever made art with your furry friend?
Do you need to entice your pets sometimes? 

9 comments:

  1. You dog is so super cute! I love how this craft turned out and want to make one for my pooch! #client

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    1. Thanks, she's pretty awesome! I love how the canvas and framed art turned out too. I have both of them in my office to brighten my day. :)

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  2. Awww this is so adorable! We don't have a dog yet, but can't wait to get one. Budget and living situation is what's keeping us right now; landlord doesn't allow animals.

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    1. Thanks, Jess. There is never a rush to adopt or buy a pet - they are a big commitment. Plus it's always more difficult when you are renting since you have to abide by the landlords rules. :)

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  3. What a cutie!!! She sure likes those treats. I need to go to Target and get my hands on these for my little guy. I really love these signs. I wonder if I can convince my baby to sit still long enough to do this? I'll be sure and have Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets on hand when I do!

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    1. She is a big fan of treats for good behavior. I'm sure you'll get your little one to sit through this, but you might also have paint all over the place like I did. :)

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  4. This is such a cute idea! I'm not sure I could get our dog to sit still long enough, but who knows, she's been known to surprise us. Thank you so much for linking up to the Sunshine Life Link Up!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I bet your dog has the willpower to sit long enough to make a canvas. Perhaps a few snacks and encouraging words. :) Emphasis on the snacks!

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