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Re: rubber cement

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Teresa Tipton (
Sat, 11 Jan 1997 22:40:06 -0800 (PST)

Addendum - to keep glue from puckering, I water it down, not quite 1/2 and
1/2 - like a thick cream and it doesn't pucker.

Ciao, T2

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