File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 516


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 20:18:10 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Tech: Gelatin glue


You can also add some essence of clove to better the smell if you want.

Mary Horsley
mphorsley-AT-verizon.net



On Apr 30, 2009, at 3:41 PM, Linda Elbow wrote:

> 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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