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I’m making MC (Methyl Cellulose) paste for origami, and it’s not mixing. When I stop stirring, all the MC just sinks. What am I doing wrong?
(If you need more info please comment, I’ve looked all over the web - no results. I’m using Lineco Pure MC.)

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  • ok i may have solved it, but still, please, answer – bean delivery man Mar 1 at 20:58
  • Hi!, welcome to arts and crafts, can you please tell me what the process is called? – Isaac750 Mar 1 at 21:10
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    Even if you solved it, it would be useful if you could post an answer yourself, so you can help others out. – Joachim Mar 1 at 21:27
  • At what temperature did you mix the MC with water? – Joachim Mar 6 at 14:34
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Just put it in a watertight container and shake it. A lot.

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    It sounds like that eventually worked, but a couple of tricks may make it easier. 1. Start with hot water (~150F). Sprinkle in the MC a little at a time, stirring continuously for many minutes to avoid clumps. 2. Let it sit for several hours, then stir again or put it in a shaker jar and shake. It takes a while for the MC to absorb the water and gel. People then often let it sit overnight before using it. – fixer1234 Mar 23 at 3:19

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