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Does anyone know where to get a Methyl cellulose Gel? I heard some origami folder were using it! Answered

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jtobako
jtobako

Best Answer 11 years ago

I think that's wall paper paste, also used for, um, lots of stuff. Try the hardware store and look at the labels on the liquid wall paper pastes.

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w1l50n1404
w1l50n1404

Answer 11 years ago

Maybe on Ace Hardwares?

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jtobako
jtobako

Answer 11 years ago

Good choice. But stay off the roof...

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w1l50n1404
w1l50n1404

Answer 11 years ago

Ok, thnx....

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Nekayah
Nekayah

10 years ago

 Methyl cellulose comes as a soluble white powder with instructions for mixing with water. Refrigerated mix lasts (almost?)  forever, and is an excellent gentle adhesive. If you want to remove it plain water (on a tissue for control) will do it.
I would recommend a craft store (like Michaels or JoAnn's) to get a pure form.

By the way, I think glue violates the principles of origami, which depends on  cutting and folding to hold its shape.  But if  you aren't entering a competition, anything goes.

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PaulF270
PaulF270

Reply 2 years ago

Methylcellulose is often used to laminate 2 different colors of paper for origami folding. When wet folded the layers slide slightly then set up to create a very solid 2-color model.

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JanetA3
JanetA3

5 years ago

You can purchase it here.

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Methyl+Cellulose