MC substitutes: starches, gelatine, PVA, etc.

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Egg wihite powder + PVA

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Recipe and how to use it:

The same as the egg white powder one (the previous post) but add a bit of PVA.

It produces double-tissue with the consistency of methylcellulose double tissue. Perhaps a bit crispier, but without the plastic feeling that MC produces.

NOTE: PVA can be used on its own, but it produces a plasticky paper that wants to unfold and that is difficult to shape. The addition of egg-white powder cures the problem.
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Mashed potato powder from the supermarket

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It produces a crisp double-tissue paper that is a pleasure to fold. However, it tends to split. It is also quite sensitive to ambient humidity. I believe the sugar content is the reason for its sensitivity, although it may be that the start itself attracts water. A bit a PVA cures the problem.

Where can you buy it?

In supermarkets.
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Recipe and how to use it.

Add a tablespoon of the power to an 8th of one paint (enough to produce 1 sheet of double-tissue paper).
Warm it up until you produce "mashed potato".
Do not eat it, just let it cool down.
Use it as methylcellulose.
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