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How to treat paper with methylcellulose

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I want to say maybe a charlie but didn’t you just put it in probably not even you can always add you know and the great thing is if it’s too thick we’ll just dump some up it’s more water whatever it’s two ingredients you know so i don’t you know everybody has a different consistency they like but generally you want to mix it and it’s gonna take about a day to

Homogenize so and you’re gonna want to you’re going to want to use it before it’s ready and a lot of times it will just go and clump in the middle so maybe you want to stir it or if you have a thing like this shake it or whatever just it every once in a while but it’s gonna take about a day before it’s ready to use but i’ve had a step mix for months so it’s pretty

Good and then what consistency you know it kind of depends you know that it’s kind of the consistency that i like to use i guess so whatever whatever you think you like just you just kind of guy the experiment and that’s the beauty of like the tissue and stuff is you can back up with that make the practice and stuff and if you ruin a paper doesn’t make a difference

So when i back hoe you want a surface this is not the best thing to do because it’s got these ribs and if you see on the paper that i did all right well it goes away though once you fold because you’re gonna start to wet hole again it’ll take that muscle stuff away so it’s not that big a deal so when a backhoe i start from the center and i’ll usually get a good

Amount and then i’ll kind of work no to the edges or out to the corners and you just want to make sure that the paper is pretty well saturated so you don’t get the paper weapons go ahead no either you know tell you to do that because so the reason is the moisture comes into it then the paper expands but you know you’re getting it wet right now and it’s going to

Expand and the method that i use you’ll see why that kana doesn’t matter so much so good it pretty good pretty good and you know they just kind of go to the edges and then kind of fill on these gaps just kind of what i do everybody has their own technique and you can see so it was like really wrinkly and now that the moisture is starting to set in and stuff like

That you can see it’s getting late so you like less of us it’s starting to flatten out that’s really why they don’t let it first i haven’t had any big problems so so it’s pretty good in saturated and now a lot of times if you just if you just left it this or whatever you know if you flatten it out and everything i found that as it will dry it will shrink up and

Then when it does if it’s not stuck to the surface then it will shrink on a war but it won’t be very good so the technique that i use it once it’s once it’s a kind of fully saturated there or whatever once you’ve painted it i just go ahead and lift it up and then kind of just go and flip it right over like that so and then i just go and kind of start from the same

Thing here you don’t really need much methylcellulose at this point but kind of just work out some of the bubbles like this i found that this doing it this way will allow the paper to stick to the surface very well and so once it was drying it won’t it won’t pull and distort so you’ll have good service and you can put a little more on the back if you want i just

Kind of keep the brush wet and then just kind of get down so you can get any little bubbles there just kind of work it out do you recommend any specific type of brush over others this is a brush that i got that looks for like a dollar it’s worked really well so i have i have one of those i just have i’ve tried it this works this works really well because i can just

Kind of get in there but you know i guess my technique is as you can see it kind of go to the corners and then might work work in similar to how i did it on the other side and then that’s really it right there so that if you’re just doing one a single sheet you’re pretty much done and then you can just let it sit it’ll actually go pretty actually very pretty quick

Should dry in a few hours if you want me safe you can leave it overnight yeah so if i was gonna make a sheet of duo so if you’re going to make a duo for instance i wanted to have brown on one side and you know great on the other like this sheet i made which is one side one side purple now what i would do is ya know what i would do is you would lazy on the sheet on

Top but you want to make sure that’s what you want to make sure it’s wet first okay so and you know you play about this i might go and do it on this side and then once the other one’s done peel it up and then i just kind of lay it over the top you back up you i do this for size each one separately yeah that’s you can just you can just spray the second sheet with

Water if you want i mean yeah you know i’m already here and why are you doing it and i kind of just do that you just make sure they’re well pressed together and then go over it again you know make sure there’s no air bubbles or anything like that but it’s it’s pretty straightforward so this one’s done you can just let that sit and it’s not going to go anywhere so

I’m gonna bring or distorting and without you know humming tomorrow or just sure we had done these it’s nice when you think it’s done do it like another algorithm post so we a little water human oyster and i’ve done it and i peel it off and so we give it another hour you’re back coding do you just lay the other sheet on top and it’s like you want to make sure just white

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How to treat paper with methylcellulose By Egyptian Antiquities1