It’s really quite easy & our staff loves to help – just ask! Here are a few pointers to get you started…
Footprints, verses handprints, are best for wee-little ones, typically under the age 2.
We recommend darker colors, since we are only “pressing” the print once. For example, a darker pink or blue verses a pastel pink or “baby” blue.
Paint is lead-free, non-toxic and super washable, so no worries about getting paint on clothes or hands/feet.
For younger ones, or multiple kiddos – sometimes it is best to come in during the week when the studio is a bit quieter. Our weekends are often full of energy and excitement and our staff may not be able to give you the full attention you deserve if you are doing multiple prints – though we will do our best!
For newborns through 12 weeks, we suggest calling the studio first to make sure we are not too busy and have someone on hand that specializes in the tiniest of tiny little ones.
A few quick questions to get you to the next step:
Is your plate, platter, mug, etc going to be an everyday piece or for a certain holiday? This will help in choosing colors and design.
What do you want to do with the print? Do you want it to be just that – a hand or foot print with a decorative edge or border? Or do you want to embellish it to turn the print into something such as a Christmas tree, snowman, ladybug, sailboat, tractor, garden and so on?
We have lots of samples and handprint/footprint books – just ask and you are welcome to breeze through them.
The internet is also a great source – check out of Pinterest Board called Pottery ~ Prints…Fingers, Hands & Feet Oh My. We have collected hundreds of ideas from our Pinterest friends.
And lastly, do you want to complete the piece or leave for us to finish it?