MC - Methyl Cellulose

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MC - Methyl Cellulose

Postby zxop9 » September 5th, 2008, 3:07 pm

searched for a while but could not find a post with mc in it, my question is how to spell the word properly
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Postby Yannick GARDIN » September 5th, 2008, 3:17 pm

Try with that : methyl cellulose.
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Postby zxop9 » September 6th, 2008, 12:45 am

thanks a lot

now, i'm just curious, why would i use mc over spray glue, what are the benifits, thanks for any responce in advance
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Postby origamimasterjared » September 6th, 2008, 1:12 am

You use methyl cellulose because it seeps into and becomes part of the paper. All spray glue does is stick two sheets together.
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Postby pereze » September 6th, 2008, 1:17 am

Once you use methyl celluose, you never go back :)
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Postby dragon man » September 6th, 2008, 9:50 am

is it widely available or quite rare to get (in the uk) :D
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Postby BluePaper » September 6th, 2008, 2:17 pm

It isn't exactly easy to come by, even where I live, but I'm definately glad that I managed to find some :D that stuff is amazing!
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Postby zxop9 » September 6th, 2008, 3:00 pm

thanks a ton, i just have one more question while i'm at it, as i read through other forums with info on htis product it almost seemed like they glued two sheets of tissue together with out any tin foil inbetween, is that what is happening or is it just a misunderstanding?
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Postby BluePaper » September 6th, 2008, 3:14 pm

Usually, tissue paper is glued together with tin foil in between, but they never use MC to glue the them together, usually spray glue or a glue stick is used.
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Postby Joe the white » September 6th, 2008, 4:20 pm

I usually purchase mine online from The Chemistry Store.
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Postby angrydemon » September 6th, 2008, 4:32 pm

If you buy EVERYTHING online, when will you ever leave the house or get any exercise? You'll get fat and pale, like a giant lump of pizza dough.
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Postby TheRealChris » September 6th, 2008, 6:10 pm

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Postby origamimasterjared » September 6th, 2008, 6:48 pm

zxop9 wrote:thanks a ton, i just have one more question while i'm at it, as i read through other forums with info on htis product it almost seemed like they glued two sheets of tissue together with out any tin foil inbetween, is that what is happening or is it just a misunderstanding?


YES!! If you use MC you NEVER use foil (MC doesn't stick to foil). The point of MC is for backcoating. It allows you to stick two thin sheets together, making one, often with different colors on each side. It also adds sizing, which gices the paper more ability to hold shape. Typically it's been used for nice papers.

However a fairly recent trend has been using MC to stick two sheets of tissue paper together. This is a real 2+2=7 situation. The resulting paper is thick enough that it can be folded (but still quite thin), crisp, holds a crease, can have a crease reversed, holds its shape well, etc. The only problems really are that tissue paper is not PH-balanced ("acid-free") and has unstable dyes, so after a number of years your works may erode, just like tissue-foil ones.
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Postby Jonnycakes » September 6th, 2008, 6:52 pm

I tried out double tissue for the first time recently (I folded Bahamut by the way), and I had less than perfect results. I found that creases are still difficult to reverse and it was hard to work with since it was so thin. I am not used to using large, thin sheets though, so that might be it too. I didn't wet-fold it, but it was still a pain. I will have to try it again and see if I get better results.
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