File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 509


Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:41:20 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Tech: Gelatin glue


We use corn starch. Cook it with water like you're making a white sauce.
  It doesn't small bad, but it doesn't keep well for long. Don't make  
more than you'll use in two or three days.
Animals don't eat the finished work.
Linda
B&P Theater

On Apr 30, 2009, at 3:37 PM, Mathieu René wrote:

> Hi all.
> I was wondering if anybody out there tried gelatin glue,
> specifically for paper mache projects, or similar application  
> (bookbinding
> perhaps?).
>
> Is it possible to use that kind of glue without heating?
> Or if it has to be heated, does it smell bad?
>
> I was going to try food-grade gelatin (one brand is Knox).
> Since it comes from the same ingredients as "animal hide glue",  
> which is
> supposed to smell bad, I'm a bit worried.
>
> I love my work!
> So I'd rather use ingredients and techniques that don't disgust me,  
> thank
> you very much!
>
>
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