Di's Delightful Creations
GLUES AND PASTE
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
HEAVY DUTY GLUE
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
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.
you would any decoupage glue
WATERPROOF OR GLASS GLUE
2 packets unflavoured gelatin
2 T. cold water
3 T. skim milk
several drops oil of cloves (optional)
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
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
For gluing decorations on glass jars,
it is best to use the glue in its liquid
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
Store glue in a screw capped jar
It will gel as it cools, but this will not affect
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.
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.
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.
PAPER MACHE NOTE
Liquid starch, right out of the bottle, can be
used for paper mache instead of the wheat flour
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.
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.
waterproof glue is excellent for binding leather
It also makes a good flexible
glue for use on paper, or for gluing cloth to
cardboard for making notebook binders or
This glue will keep for several
months, if stored in a tightly sealed glass or
It will gel hard in the bottle
after a few days. Warm bottle in hot water to