How To Use Color To Make An Exquisite Jiggly Slime?
At its core, jiggly slime is nothing more than glue, water, and borax. There is nothing complicated and anyone can mix the three ingredients to produce a marvelous wobbly gelatin like product. The challenge lies in bringing the slime to life and making your slime something others want?
The answer is simple, add color. Adding color is an extension of your personality. It can express your mood, something about you, and it can express something about your product. If you are selling slime then picking the right color and more importantly the right hue is very important.
To demonstrate the above let us take a look at an example, pink. Not to sound sexist, the color pink tends to associated with feminity and it tends to be a color associated with being a girl. From another perspective, color psychology, pink is seen as being calming and vulnerability. At Brighter Tomorrow we offer a few pink slimes but find one tends to be the most popular hue of pink, can you guess which one?
How To Fix 9 Common Issues with Borax Base Jiggly Slime
Sometime the best intentions can go wrong with making slime and this guide is to help some correct some of the issues. Using our vast experience of making thousand slimes of different kinds Brighter Tomorrow is please to put together this guide for slime enthusiasts. Hopefully this guide will generate love and excitement for making slime.
1) Slime is Runnier Than Expected
This is most likely due to at least one of three potential explanations:.
You added too much water. It is important to use a measuring cup that is clearly marked when measuring liquids and only add the required water.
You did not add enough glue. Glue is what gives slime it consistency and not enough glue will give you runny slime.
Not enough borax was added. Borax reacts with the glue to give slime its jiggly texture. Not enough borax will produce a very runny, nearly liquid slime.
2) When mixing slime it is runny in parts and clumpy in other parts
This is a process issue. You need to review your process and how you are making slime. Most likely the recipe is correct; however the issue is the steps you are taking or less likely it is the quality of your ingredients. A few possible reasons can include:
Water needs to be warm enough to dissolve the glue and borax. If water is not warm enough, then either the glue only will partially dissolve or the borax will not dissolve completely. This can lead to issues.
If you are making multiple batches and this happens after the first batch that went well. Then it is likely you have not thoroughly cleaned it enough.You will need to ensure all extra glue is removed and there is no borax residue.
You poured your mixture too soon. Ideall your slime takes one – two minutes to form.
3) Air bubbles in mixture
Air bubbles are harmless and does not impact you to use slime. If you get air bubbles the best thing is to do is to let the slime cool uncovered. This will allow the slime to cool and the air to escape.
4) When slime cools mixture is runnier than expected
One of three possible resons:
Added too much water
Added not enough borax
Did not thorough mix the borax and glue
Did not thoroughly clean your slime materials you use for mixing the glue and borax.
5) Color and / or glitter separates from slime
Remember slime is a chemical that operates on the priciples of soluability and gravity like any other chemical. This regularly happens when slime is shipped or sits for a while. The fix is simple take the slime out and knead it for a few minutes. This will mix any color or glitter that has separated.
6) White chunks appear in slime after sitting a while
Sometimes if slime sits for a bit some of the borax will separate and white blobs will appear in the slime, especially in lightly colored slime like pink. This is most likely some of the borax separating and it can be easily resolved by kneading the slime for about 1 – 2 minutes to mix it again.
7) Slime is tough after sitting a while
When slime sits it can get a bit tough and loose some of its elasticity. Best option here is to mix it by kneading it for 1 – 2 minutes or use slime reviver.
8) Slime Moulds
Remember slime has water. Jiggly / jelly and goo slimes are very prone to this issuebecause of their high water content. This does not mean other slimes like fluffy are not prone to moulding but it may mean the chance is less. It is therefore important to correctly store your slime by storing it covered in a dry cool area. If you leave it uncovered or in a moist area such as the kitchen, bathroom, or any area prone to moisture then there is a chance it will mold.
9) Colour Stains
This can be a very common issue with food color, especially red. To fix this issue you will need to review your recipe and your process.
If you are using a water based dye but you use oil (e.g. shaving cream, lotion) base products in your recipe then the oil base product(s) may be a part of the issue. Next look at how you mix the colour. Do you spend time making sure the color is fully mixed or do you just do enough mixing to get the color in to the product? It is important to ensure the color is fully mixed. Finally try different types of coloring beyond food coloring. Granted food coloring is readily available and it is cheap; however food coloring is notorious for staining. However other types of coloring like baking paste colors might provide a better result.
Maxine Berry is not just the Managing Director of Brighter Tomorrow Limited (UK)). She is also a tireless campaigner who is fighting to end all forms of abuse and mistreatment. Below is a listing of articles rearding the work of Maxine Berry
Recently I have been asked to support a petition calling for the banning for Kosher and Halal slaughter in the UK that is found on a petition site. Since I do not want to give the individual free publicity for the petition, I am not listing here and I believe, such a petition very disturbing.
For those who support a ban, I believe, do so with malice in their hearts. I further believe a calling for a such a ban is both anti-Semitic and is Islamaphobic. Such a ban, I believe, it violates: Article 8 and 9 of the Human Rights Act, United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Articles: 12 and 18 and Equality Act.
Banning Ritual Slaughter Equates to Anti-Semitism
So why do I believe banning Kosher and Hala slaughter is wrong? I will state I am more familiar with Kosher slaughter and Judaism than Islam. So, my statement will be from a Jewish perspective. However, my statement can be equally applied to Halah slaughter and Islam. Next, for this statement, I am not going to digress about the differences between Kosher and Halal slaughter. Plus I am not going into defining anti-Semitism and then going into a fully explanation as to why banning Kosher slaughter is anti-Semitism. Instead, I will state, denying a group of people to practice their religion that is acceptable in other parts of the world is wrong and amounts to anti-Semitism. Furthermore, by calling for such a ban demonstrates ignorance, it demonstrates a complete lack of understanding and it demonstrates hate.
I believe banning Hala and Kosher slaughter at is denying non-Christians their right to practice their religion without interference from the government and it is forcing a religion, Christianity, upon them. This raises another question for me? How come those seeking to ban Kosher and Hala slaughter do not also seek to ban Bali and Jhatka religious slaughter too? To be fully compliant with the Equality Act, I believe, the petition should call for the ban of all religious slaughter. The answer is simple, it is not about banning all religious slaughter but something much more troubling. Any special interest or political party that pushes for a ban, I believe, does so from an anti-Semitic perspective. Why do I believe this?
If There is No Anti-Semitism Then How Come the Petition Does Not Call for a Ban on All Animal Slaughter?
Let me ask the question if there is no anti-Semitism then why push for banning Kosher instead of pushing for an outright ban on slaughtering of all animals? Especially when Kosher slaughter has very strict rules for the slaughter that protects the animal for it to be considered Kosher and Kosher slaughter is more humane than non-Kosher slaughter? If the petition is about really about animal rights and protecting the animal then why single out Jews and Muslims?
I do not believe any petition calling for the banning of Kosher of Hala slaughter is about animal welfare. Instead, pushing for such a ban is very reminiscent of 1290 Britain under the Edict of Expulsion from Edward 1, reminiscent of America under Jim Crow laws, and the Holocaust under Nazi Germany.
Ban Denies Basic Human Rights by Creating a “Separate But Equal” Society
Simply put, pushing for a ban denies a group of people their human rights and creates a “separate but equal,” segregated society. Denying a group of people their right to religious slaughter meat when other Western nations still protect their right is regressive. It creates a segregated society where some can practice their religion while others are denied their right to freely practice their religion. Furthermore, it promotes state sponsored Christianity at the cost of religious freedom for all and takes away some freedom.
AAR Campaign is about Uniting Not Dividing
My campaign, AAR – Justice for Chunky, is about making Britain safer and it is about uniting this country. It is not dividing the country along geographical, religious, or political ideological lines. Instead, I seek to unite people, respect their rights, and bring about a solution that works for all. I believe banning Kosher slaughter is anti-Semitc and denies a group of people their right to freely practice their relition in the country when other countries allow Kosher religious slaughter.
Finally, I want to remind the Green Party that a part of my condition for working with them was the animal abuse register will not be used to ban religious slaughter. It is my hope the Green Party continues to respect my wish and it is not behind any of the petitions I am seeing.
What Tikkun olam Can Teach Us about Uniting Britain Through the Animal Abuse Register
Brexit Offers Unlimited Possibilities
We are living in an exciting time, in Britain. Brexit offers the chance to take control of our destiny and achieve the impossible. The only limit is our imagination. Jesse Jackson said,
No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams.
My dream is making the animal abuse register similar to the Tennessee model law for the entire UK. Nonetheless, I am a pragmatist and realist. who understands not everyone shares my vision. Granted there are some who believe the Animal Welfare Act 2006 does not need reforming and others who believe longer sentences for those who abuse animals is ludicrous. For those who believe in the status quo and believe the route to ending animal cruelty is by making minor adjustments to the law, I believe they are living in denial. Animal Welfare Act is broken and it is in desperate need of repair. The way to fix is by adopting an animal abuse register that provides longer sentences.
I ask you to imagine a Britain with a strong animal abuse register. Whereby animal cruelty is not just a fine with minimal or no jail time. Instead I ask you to imagine a Britain that say “no” to animal cruelty and creates a society whereby animal cruelty is no longer an issue. This is the type of Britain I want to create with the animal abuse register.
Uniting Britain Through the Animal Abuse Register
So how do we create a society where animal cruelty is no longer an issue and unite? When I read the papers or watch the news, I am reminded great divisions in this country exists. Granted the vote on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union split the country along remain versus leave. Luckily “time heals all wound,” and the country is slowly forgetting the results. Great Britain is beginning the process of leaving the EU and as a country, we are beginning to establish our identity as a nation free of the EU. The future is creating a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. Nonetheless, there is also a great wealth of opportunity.
As Britain leaves the EU it provides an unique opportunity to heal, lead, and unite. Nonetheless there are still some who cannot forget that fateful day on 23 June 2016 and are unwilling move past the election to allow healing to begin. Luckily, their negative voices are the minority that are going quiet as this unites. This leads me to ask is there a way to unite this country?
Bringing Britain Together by Making Us Safer
I believe there is a way to unite this country. Please allow me a moment to digress, when I started writing this article, my initial topic was examining the question why are men not a part of the animal rights movement? So, I started looking into the question and I began pondering the question. Struggling with question and wondering why I was not able to cohesively write about it. I began realising my focus is wrong. The focus is not why men are not a part of animal rights movement. Instead it should be about how the animal abuse register will help make Britain a better place.
This meant, I had to, once again, return to the vision for the animal abuse register. As I examined the vision, stripping away, layer after layer, of what is the animal abuse register trying to accomplish. I realise, the animal abuse register is not just about protecting animals and it is not just about ensuring animals are homed with the right guardians. It is much more, it about protecting all of us and making a great society even better. It is tikkun olam or simply put, making the world a better place.
As we are all aware, 8 June 2017 is the general election in the United Kingdom, which left the UK with a minority led Conservative government. For the Conservative government to be able govern they have entered into a Confidence and Supply agreement with the DUP. The DUP is, from our understanding, supporters of the animal abuse register in Northern Ireland.
So what is the the Animal Abuse Register? In its most simplest terms, it is an opportunity to stop animal cruelty by providing longer sentences and it is an opportunity to stop animal cruelty by tracking those who abuse animal through the register. It is a way of making animal cruelty more costly and riskier for those who chose to abuse animals. Form another perspective, it is a way of protecting society by removing those from society who abuse animals and ensuring they are not able to work with those who are the least likely to report abuse. It is a way of saying no to bullying and abuse.
Attached to this link is a brief guide about the animal abuse register. It briefly explains what the register is and briefly explains why it is needed. Other articles on this site provides a more detailed discussion and links to more in-depth information, including cost / benefit analysis about the register and political parties supporting the register. It is a great time to get our voices heard regarding the need for the animal abuse register and it is a great time to make the political parties aware of the need for one.
Why is supporting animal abuse register important? It is not uncommon in today’s media to read about animal cruelty especially to dogs or cats. Animals, in today’s society are seen as mere property, disposable like a bar of chocolate or last year’s cocktail dress. Such treatment by the law makes them mere objects, not worthy of protection through guardianship Under the current Animal Welfare Act 2006 maximum sentencing for animal cruelty is six months. How fair is that?
Before answering think for a moment. Your dog or cat is a member of your family. They are there do greet you, they do not share you secrets, and comforts you in your time of need. If someone would hurt or kill that trusted member of your family, should they get a longer sentence?
Now think about the six month sentence under the Animal Welfare Act? Knowing sentencing for animal cruelty does not exceed six months, how does that make you feel? How does reading a story about animal cruelty make you feel? I am willing to guess, hurt, angry, confused; and may even emotionally numb. Thinking about the injustice leaves us feeling wanting to help but if we continue
Animal Cruelty Reminds Us of Bulling and Feeling Vulnerable
In many ways stories about animal abuse, animal cruelty, reminds us of a time being bullied or it brings up feelings of when we felt helpless. In many ways it reminds us of a time when were vulnerable or helpless; a story about animal abuse reminds us about a time when we did not have a voice.
Giving a Voice to an Animal in Need
What can one lone person do to have a voice and to give their voice to an animal in need? There is one thing each one of us can do and it is supporting animal abuse register. Supporting animal abuse register will do two things. First it will put the names of those who are convicted of animal cruelty on a register. By being placed on the register it will mean pet shops and breeders will have to do a search before a pet can be sold. Those who appear on the register will not be allowed to purchase and those who are trying to obtain a pet for someone who is on the register can face prosecution under the Fraud Act 2006. Since the person will be on the register it will mean any employment check will need to include a check against the animal abuse register and if on the register then it will be up to the employer to make the decision. Last point, having the register will mean reporting can be done and it can be used for identifying families at risk.
Second, the register will lead to modification of the Animal Welfare 2006 to include tougher sentencing. There are some who feel tougher sentencing creates a warehouse where people learn to become better criminals. Society needs to be protected, especially from those who abuse animals. There is a link between animal abuse the more serious crimes. This does not mean everyone who abuses an animal will bully or commit violent crimes against another human. Nonetheless, the link does establish the need to protect society. Furthermore tougher sentences acts as a deterrent and for some, a longer sentence means the prison can provide them the support they require. Also it can mean if the offender is a juvenile then the family can be identified, monitored, and provided the support they need.
Vision for Register
Next, what does an animal abuse register look like? The attached document (click link), provides a description of the register, how it will operate, and a cost / benefit analysis. As we are getting this site up, more information can be found on our Facebook site. To answer the question, how to make a brighter tomorrow for you dog? Answer is simple support the animal abuse register to help end animal cruelty and make Britain a safe place.
What You Can Do Today
Finally what can you do? You can make a donation by clicking the donate button on this site, continue visiting this or visit our Facebook page.
What is Brighter Tomorrow? Brighter Tomorrow is an extension of AAR – Animal Abuse Register / Justice for Chunky page on Facebook. Purpose of this site is allow individuals who are not typically on Facebook find us and for those on Facebook it provides information that may not always be easy to find. This site will contain the core information, not all of the news stories and updates you find on the Facebook site. Furthermore this site our supporters the opportunity to interact, ask questions, learn about the animal abuse register campaign; and to further understand our goal.
Next, there is another purpose to this site. Maxine, founder of the Justice for Chunky petition, wants to sell slime, soaps, candles, jewellery; and provide animal abuse register campaign items. Campaign related items will be similar to the Justice for Chunky t-shirts and coffee mugs that have been previously provided. However campaign related items will mean they will come from a third-party supplier. By being able to make these items for you, it will give Maxine of saying thank you for the support and hopefully it will allow you to feel a part of the campaign. Also, it will give you the change to buy something personally made by her and a chance to support the campaign.
Please bear with us, since additions to this will be over time and and it is our hope you will visit us regularly to see our offerings.
10 Things you do not know about the animal abuse register
1) Will the animal abuse register outlaw religious ritual slaughter? No. The animal abuse register will operate within current laws and only place those convicted of violating an identified law on the register. Even if a future government bans religious slaughter, Kosher and Hallah, for example, Maxine and Brian will not advocate those who slaughter animals for religious purpose are placed on the register. Why? To begin with, the register is not about promoting a promoting a political ideology nor is about changing religious practices. Neither Maxine or Brian are familiar enough with Hallah slaughter to comment but knows something about the Jewish slaughter. The Jewish tradition for slaughtering animals, sometimes called shechita, has strict criteria that respects the animal and takes the animal’s welfare into consideration. For the slaughter to be considered Kosher certain conditions must be met, including looking after the welfare of the animal before slaughter and performing the slaughter in the way to bring about immediate death thereby sparing pain. If the conditions are not met, then animal is not considered Kosher. This means for a Kosher slaughter to occur the welfare of the animal must be considered and be done in a way that is that is painless. Finally, religion has a place and to use the register to ban religious ritual slaughter of animals goes against the purpose of the register.
2) Does promoting the register means you are advocating vegetarianism or veganism? No. We respect individual choices and do not believe the register should go beyond its intended purpose of supporting the current legislative framework nor should it be used to promote an ideology.
3) Will fox hunting be outlawed? Our vision for the register is based on the law in Tennessee and under the law animals that are considered wild and killed are not included. Thus, now, we do not foresee fox hunting being covered by the register.
4) What will the register accomplish? It is our vision an animal abuse register will help to reduce crimes against animals and people. Animals cannot speak for themselves and needs a guardian to speak for them and a register gives animals their voice. Moreover, some who abuse animals will abuse or kill people. This does not mean everyone who abuses an animal will become a murder. Nonetheless, a register can identify those at risk for more violent crimes by providing the necessary support for them and their families. Therefore, the register will be a way of creating a safer and more secure Britain.
5) What will be considered an animal for the register? Under the Green Party policy, the definition of animal is any animal covered by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 sections 1 – 2 and does not include invertebrate animals. Nonetheless, whilst we accept Green Party definition, our vision is based on the Tennessee model whereby the definition of animal is subdivided into four categories: wild animal, animal, livestock, and service animal. Whereby, sentencing and length on the register is based on the classification of the animal.
6) Do you only support rehabilitation of those convicted of animal cruelty? Rehabilitation has a role, especially with juvenile offenders. Currently we are not fully convinced rehabilitation is the only answer and believe longer sentencing with rehabilitation is the answer.
7) Will juveniles be placed on the register? Our vision, especially for juveniles under the age of 13 years old, we would advocate intervention of social service and the courts to support the family instead of placing a juvenile that young on the register. However, for a juvenile that is at least 13 years old we would support placing a juvenile on the register. Our reasoning, animal cruelty can be a gateway for more heinous crimes. The register provides a tool to track the individual and provide support needed to stop the individual from committing further crimes.
8) Will everyone convicted of a crime against an animal be on the register for a lifetime? For most people convicted of an animal crime will come off the register and only a few, we anticipate will remain on the register for a lifetime.
9) Why does Britain need an animal abuse register? Animals are not able to speak for themselves and as their guardians, it is our duty to protect them. Enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, is severely underfunded and in 2016 there was a 43% drop in animal cruelty conviction from 2014. Even if someone is convicted, under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the maximum sentence is six months. In answer to the question, animal abuse register provides a mechanism to track those who are convicted of animal abuse and provides a funding mechanism for further prosecution. Finally, the register will provide tougher sentences and provide support for those who are convicted.
10) Why is the Tennessee model the best? It is the model that has been around the longest and it is the model that is done on a wide scale. It is our belief, people in the UK focus too much on the public listing of names and photos of those convicted. Instead of focusing on the legislation. For Maxine and Brian, it is the legislation and not the public naming of individuals that makes the Tennessee model an ideal model.