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Di's Delightful Creations
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3/4 c. water
2 T. corn syrup
1 T. white vinegar
1/2 c. cornstarch
3/4 c. cold water
Mix water, syrup and vinegar in small saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water. Add this mixture slowly to first mixture. Stir constantly. Let stand overnight before using

Mix cornstarch with regular white glue until mixture is as thick as desired.

Dissolve 2 T. flour in a little lukewarm water. Pour 2 c. boiling water over this. Cook three minutes in double boiler. Strain through a wire strainer. Add 1/2 t. of powdered alum to keep mixture sweet. Pack in baby-food jars. A drop or two of oil of wintergreen will give a nice scent

Mix 2 parts of white glue with 1 part of white vinegar.
Brush it on and let dry.
When ready to seal, wet as you would a regular envelope.

Bring 8 tablespoons vinegar to a boil. Add 4 packets of unflavored (Knox) gelatin and simmer until dissolved. Add 1 tablespoon peppermint extract and mix well. Cool.
Brush sparingly on back of picture. Let dry.
Paper may curl but will straighten when sticker is applied.
Makes 1/2 cup.
If glue harderns while using, place in a pan of hot water.
Store any unused glue in a tightly covered container.
Glue will keep for several months.

3 parts white household glue
1 part warm water
Combine glue with water
Mix well, and store in bottle or jar.
Use as you would any decoupage glue

2 packets unflavoured gelatin
2 T. cold water
3 T. skim milk
several drops oil of cloves (optional)
In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water. Set aside to soften.
Heat milk to boiling point and pour into softened gelatin. Stir until gelatin is dissolved.
Add oil of cloves as preservative if glue is to be kept for more than a day.
Makes about 1/3 cup
While the glue is still warm, brush a thin layer on the objects to be glued.
This is the best glue to use for projects in which glass must be adhered to glass.
For gluing decorations on glass jars, it is best to use the glue in its liquid state.
For gluing marbles together or gluing metal ornaments to metal cans, use the glue in its gelled state.
This glue is waterproof and can be used to mend china, to glue labels on home canned foods and jellies, or to glue wood to wood.
Store glue in a screw capped jar
It will gel as it cools, but this will not affect its adhesiveness
Set jar in a pan of hot water to soften glue for reuse

1/2 c. non-self-rising wheat flour
1/4 c. powdered resin glue
1/2 c. warm water
1 1/2 c. hot water
4 drops oil of cinnamon
Mix flour and resin glue in a saucepan.
Make a paste by adding 1/2 c. warm water. Add hot water, stirring vigorously to prevent lumps.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick, clear, and smooth.
Add oil of cinnamon.
Makes about 1 pint
For best results, use this paste within a few days of preparation. The paste gives a very hard finish to paper-mache projects as furniture, candlesticks, and bowls. Store paste in a covered glass jar.
Liquid starch, right out of the bottle, can be used for paper mache instead of the wheat flour paste method

1 packet unflavoured gelatin
3 T.boiling water
1 T. vinegar
1 t. glycerine
In a pan, add gelatin to boiling water. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
Add vinegar and glycerine. Stir until well mixed.
Makes about 1/3 cup. For larger projects, double the recipe.
While the glue is still warm, apply a thin layer with a brush.
This waterproof glue is excellent for binding leather to leather.
It also makes a good flexible glue for use on paper, or for gluing cloth to cardboard for making notebook binders or scrapbooks.
This glue will keep for several months, if stored in a tightly sealed glass or plastic jar.
It will gel hard in the bottle after a few days. Warm bottle in hot water to reuse glue.