MC - Methyl Cellulose

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Re: MC - Methyl Cellulose

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Tahaorigami wrote:Can anyone tell me how do I buy MC online on amazon?
I searched and many results came. Got me confused!
Also, how much water should I add?
You can buy it as Lineco Methyl Cellulose if you search, it should be in a container. That is the one I use.
I don't know what a good substance would be to put tissue paper on, could you guys help me? Just plastic or plexiglass or something?
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Hello guys,

I'm new in making tissue paper, so I'm sorry for this basic question.
I bought Metylan Normal and I want to ask you - what is the ratio for mixing it with water for making good tissue paper? Thank you!
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Origami_Hunt wrote: I think last time I used one tablespoon in one pint of water. But don't worry, if this is not enough you can add a second layer of MC or concentrate your solution adding more MC. This is enough for about four or five sheets, depending on size and on the method you use. For double tissue is enough to line up the two sheets and cover them with MC. The same for a single sheet. The solution will permeate the two sheets. In the past, I have used a more thorough but wasteful method:

Paint the surface (glass, plastic) with MC,
Lay the first tissue sheet on top.
Paint it with MC.
Lay the second tissue sheet.
Paint it with MC.

But the only thing this does is waste time and increase the grammage of the final paper but tell us if you had a different experience. Here you have a demonstration by Sara Adams:

Others have methods, and check out the MC substitutes thread for a few recipes with other items or possible uses, go Here
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OrigamiasaEnthusiast wrote: Others have methods, and check out the MC substitutes thread for a few recipes with other items or possible uses, go Here
Thank you! I found it on youtube.com before you posted it and tried it so I will see the result. :)
I tried potato starch and PVAC glue before but the paper stick at the glass plate and I couldn't peel it off.
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Nice! You can find other methods and tissue foil on youtube too.
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I just did something crazy! I took to canson sheets 25 *30 cm (one is brown the other is white) the white 140 gm and the brown 180 gm put on the first about one(brown) liter of very hot water and the other a half liter of cold water left them to dry for a half an hour and then I sticked them to each other by using mc and then put on them mc again. What do you think?
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