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Rolling Veline Stars


froggyb99

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I am using the Veline stars and i rolled a batch of stars a few weeks ago. I was in a hurry for them to dry so I used straight rubbing alcohol. The stars turned out fine but they seem brittle. I used the same boost as i did with my tiger tail stars but the veline stars would just crush up. would it help to use 50/50 water and alcohol or is there a better way to make veline stars. i added 4% dextrin to roll them

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Dextrin is not activated by alcohol, so it is important that your solvent contains enough water to activate the dextrin.

 

When I roll dextrin bound stars, I start with 100% water, then add just a few percent alcohol to break surface tension.

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If you make veline stars and want to bind with ethanol, you need to substitute the dextrin with shellac, then they work very good.
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Or you could replace the dextrin with more redgum and continue to bind with alcohol.

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