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.)

  • ok i may have solved it, but still, please, answer Mar 1 '21 at 20:58
  • Hi!, welcome to arts and crafts, can you please tell me what the process is called?
    – Isaac750
    Mar 1 '21 at 21:10
  • 6
    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 '21 at 21:27
  • At what temperature did you mix the MC with water?
    – Joachim
    Mar 6 '21 at 14:34

Just put it in a watertight container and shake it. A lot.

  • 3
    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 '21 at 3:19

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.