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Re: rubber cement

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Teresa Tipton (
Sat, 11 Jan 1997 22:38:26 -0800 (PST)

Rubber cement fumes are toxic; but I agree, it's hard to replace. I use
with with the windows open and as much ventilation as possible. It's
really great though for drawing with, letting dry, painting over it with
watercolor, and then removing the cement with a pickup. a great pseudo
batik. But for collages, I use UHU sticks, which are also archival.

Teresa Tipton

On Sat, 11 Jan 1997 mamjam wrote:

> Hello ArtsEdNet folks:
> I have a query about rubber cement.
> According to all my art education professors and the rubber cement
> container label, rubber cement has very dangerous fumes and I shouldn't use
> it in the classroom.
> However, I've used it in my own studio for years without aknee apairant
> damnige t' mi brane, an it allas doesa good job, an it smells soo good,
> two!
> All kidding aside, I want to do some collages with my 8th graders, and I'm
> concerned for their safety. Is the hazard overrated? Is there any safer
> alternative which works as well as rubber cement? Seems to me that glue
> sticks offer temporary adhesion at best. White glue is messy and puckers
> lighter weight papers. Suggestions?
> Mark Alexander
> 1-8 art on the cart
> Lee H. Kellogg School
> Falls Village, CT 06031