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Topic: How do I add Sparkle Powder to flash paper?
Message: Posted by: mndude (Aug 19, 2019 11:24AM)
Hi, I was told I can make an amazing effect by adding sparkle powder to flash paper. However, as the flash paper is dry, the powder just rolls off the paper. I don't really want to use any kind of glue. Does anyone know how to attach sparkle powder to flash paper?
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Aug 19, 2019 01:00PM)
To be honest, I would not want to do that. The sparkle powder does not burn like the flash paper and can cause burned flesh, equipment, or other things.
One would have to use a repositional glue and that would also affect the burn aspect of the flashpaper.
Message: Posted by: Drylid (Aug 19, 2019 02:17PM)
I use a SMALLLLL piece of flash cotton with the sparkle added then folded into a flash paper pouch.very small.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Aug 21, 2019 05:19PM)
Sparkle powder is not used with flash paper or flash cotton. As stated, you will burn and kill people. Please do your research and educate yourself.

Try Theater Effects website and study up.
Message: Posted by: Drylid (Aug 21, 2019 06:32PM)
Idk about burning and killing people. Ive used sparkle additive plenty of times with no problem. I've even purchased flash paper with sparkle additive IN it sooo.. IDK what to tell you bill.

heres the link https://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/product_info.php?products_id=18402&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyv24vZCV5AIVkP7jBx3TLAbMEAQYAyABEgLIr_D_BwE
Message: Posted by: wizard43830 (Sep 15, 2019 09:22AM)
It has been years but the ( Sparkle additive ) I had you just rubbed on the paper or string and shook of the excess. It was a powdery silver/gray powder.
If memory serves me right I had picked it up from Paul Diamond. Just my 2 cents.
Message: Posted by: tonysmith (Sep 22, 2019 11:31PM)
I have used sparkle powder with both paper and cotton. Still alive, as are the audience. Some suppliers of flash paper have precoated Sparkle Flash Paper. It is difficult to make you sheets! With cotton I tend to use in flash devices. Always put untreated cotton in first if using electronic flash devices to protect the element, then add your sparkle additive.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Nov 1, 2019 01:41PM)
Here is new item with shooting Sparkle power from bare hand.

Message: Posted by: todsky (Mar 7, 2020 09:56AM)
I just put a bit of powder in middle of flash paper or cotton and crumple the paper or cotton around the powder. I use the cotton with flash powder in my finger flasher.
Message: Posted by: Ray Pierce (Jun 11, 2020 05:48PM)
[quote]On Aug 21, 2019, Bill Hegbli wrote:
Sparkle powder is not used with flash paper or flash cotton. As stated, you will burn and kill people. Please do your research and educate yourself.[/quote]

I think Bill might mean in a handheld fashion or as magicians are known to do by lighting it and throwing. In fact, flash paper and sparkle additive are exactly how we make airburst charges for theatrical use but those are fired electrically in the air.