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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by Beardedragon View Post
    Really nice! I plan to do this now for my hatchlings. Do you paint the inside with the rock stuff?

    also, the mixture to make this can also me tweaked to make play-do'h( or what ever it is) :p
    I didn't paint the inside, just waterproofed them real well

    LOL...you'll let me know if it tastes the same??

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    I think this should be made a DIY Sticky. This could save people a lot of money. Very well done!!!

    Does the mold not give off chemical smells in the oven?

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyfoxca View Post
    I think this should be made a DIY Sticky. This could save people a lot of money. Very well done!!!

    Does the mold not give off chemical smells in the oven?
    Thanks! No, I only used glass and ceramic so there was no smell aside from the flour mixture. However, please remember that these need to do into the oven so do not use a plastic mold.

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Ok so I tried this last night, and I dont know WHAT i did wrong, but after baking for 1 hour, it was all sofy and dough like still.

    Do you think that old flour would make this happen?

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

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    Ok so I tried this last night, and I dont know WHAT i did wrong, but after baking for 1 hour, it was all sofy and dough like still.

    Do you think that old flour would make this happen?
    Pat, sounds like too much water, perhaps? If the dough was too soft and not able to be rolled up into a ball, just add a little more flour, keep adding till it no longer sticks to your hands and holds it's shape well. I don't think the age of the four would make a difference.

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by OhBalls View Post
    Pat, sounds like too much water, perhaps? If the dough was too soft and not able to be rolled up into a ball, just add a little more flour, keep adding till it no longer sticks to your hands and holds it's shape well. I don't think the age of the four would make a difference.
    I actually think your right. It felt very moist, almost sticky-ish.

    Im gonna try it again today! we will see!



    ps...I never knew wax paper could go in the oven! (thought it would melt)

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    What kind of flour do you use? Not all purpose?
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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

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    What kind of flour do you use? Not all purpose?
    I used all purpose flour. Dunno if it would make a difference...things that make you go hmmmm

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    I forgot the oil!!!!!!!

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    NIce tutorial, but is the clay water resistant to the point hat these can be washed? If not, fino or something might work beter. Someone also asked about using an existing stone hide as a base. You can get a mold makiong kit or fill the interior cavity with a latex filler, then pull it out and use it for your base. You can just shape the outside to match, or you can make a plaster mold of the outside and press it down on top of the clay once it's formed on the base. You'd have exact replicas with a litle more work.
    What are these mojavas I keep hearing so much about?

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