Name of composition: Golden Path
Composition Type: Glitter/Metal Streamer
Creator: Yannis Manesis
Color/Effect: Thick yellowish-golden tail with branching golden sparks. The glittering in this composition has a different mechanism than usual glitters, and comes from the branching of FeTi sparks as they heat up when consumed by molten drops of oxidiser or sulfur. A subtle but beautiful effect, in my opinion.
The Composition: (by weight)
Sodium Nitrate (NaNO3) - 61%
Charcoal (airfloat) - 14%
FerroTitanium (FeTi) 40-80mesh - 9%
Sulfur - 11%
Dextrin - 5%
Any Precautions/Incompatabilities: This composition is relatively safe. Wear a dust mask or a respirator when working with dry composition.
Procedure/Preparation: After weighing, like to screen the mix a minimum of three (3) times, before mixing in the FeTi with something like a wooden dowel/stick or a wooden spoon. Stars from this mixture can be cut, that's the way I usually make them, being the fastest way I can make them with what tools I have. Rolling and pumping/pressing would be fine.
Video coming soon.
Edited by yannismanesis, 29 July 2020 - 05:00 AM.