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Sodium Acrylate?

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  • Member since
    October, 2017
  • From: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Sodium Acrylate?
Posted by Ugruk on Monday, March 05, 2018 6:40 PM

Hi Folks,

I seem to remember that I saw a brief mention of using sodium acrylate beads -- the things you add to flowers to retain water and that expand to 150 times their original size -- in relation to water as part of a diaorama. Maybe I'm way off base but I thought that here might be the best palce to clear up the issue. Any thoughts about this anyone?

Thanks

Ugruk

  • Member since
    December, 2012
Posted by Ixion on Monday, March 05, 2018 11:31 PM

Sodium polyacrylate mixed with water is used to make artificial snow for movies, but not for dioramas, at least that I know of, since it eventually dehydrates and reverts back to it's original state, loosing it's fluffy appearance. It is also used for disposable diaper filling....Whistling

I don't really see much else in the way of diorama usage.

  • Member since
    October, 2017
  • From: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Posted by Ugruk on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 1:16 PM

Thanks Ixion, I appreciate the information.

Pity about that, they look really nifty and useful.

Maybe I should use them as frogs eggs in a giant frog diorama...

Ugruk

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