File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 509

Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:41:20 -0400
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.
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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