How to Make Collage Glue

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How to Make Collage Glue
How to Make Collage Glue (Image: sxc.hu/ba1969)

This is a recipe for collage glue. Collage glue is used in paper crafts. It's the type of glue that you spread on top of paper to preserve the paper. You can use it for all types of paper such as scrap paper, tissue paper, stamps, construction paper, wrapping paper or even natural craft supplies such as leaves and grass. Just wet the scraps of paper or the leaves with the collage glue then put it on your canvas. Then cover the entire collage with the collage glue and let it dry. This glue is very easy to make and it's cheap to make too. This collage glue is as fun to make as it is to use. And you will save money by making your own collage glue. This recipe makes about 1 cup of collage glue. If you need more glue just double or triple the recipe. Have fun with your collage projects and your collage glue!

Gather the following ingredients to make collage glue: 6 packets (1 plus 1/2 ounce total) of unflavored gelatin, 6 tablespoons of cold water, 3/4 cup of skim milk, several drops of clove oil for preservation.

Soften the unflavored gelatin by pouring the cold water into a small bowl and sprinkling the gelatin over the water. Set the bowl aside for about an hour to let the gelatin soften.

Pour the milk into a microwave proof cup and heat it just to the boiling point the pour the milk into the softened gelatin mixture. Stir well until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

Add the clove oil as a preservative. If you are using the glue right away, you do not need to add the clove oil. You only need to add the clove oil if you are going to store the glue.

Store the collage glue in a small glass jar such as a baby food jar or a jelly jar. Do not refrigerate. If it turns to gel or gets too thick you can place the covered jar in a bowl of hot water until the glue is softened. You may also add a bit of water directly to the collage glue, but do not add too much. Just add a few drops at a time until you get the desired thinness you need for your collage project.

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