Sodium Alginate Instructions
Sodium Alginate Use Instructions
It takes some time for Sodium Alginate to dissolve and thicken, so plan on preparing this mixture at least an hour before use to allow time for it to thicken.
Use warm water, or (optional) make “Urea water” according to our instructions.
To 1 quart warm or Urea water, add 2+ tsp. Sodium alginate and stir vigorously. Shaking will result in extra clumping. Let sit for 10 min and stir more. Continue to stir occasionally over the period of an hour while thickener sets. Lumping of undissolved Sodium Alginate will occur. These lumps will dissolve with more stirring, or you may scoop them out. For best results it may be easiest to use a blender to minimize lumping. Once you have given the Sodium Alginate 1 hour to thicken, you can check your solution and alter it to fit your needs. If you would like a thicker mixture, add more sodium alginate. If your mixture is too thick, thin with water to desired consistency. Once you have your Sodium Alginate solution at your desired thickness, add your dye powder to make your thickened dye mixture.
Once you have your Sodium Alginate solution at your desired thickness, add your dye powder to make your thickened dye mixture.