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Re: rubber cement alternative

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Shelton Wilder (wilderse)
Mon, 13 Jan 1997 09:10:06 -0500 (EST)


Hey Mark,
Well it does say avoid contact with skin. It never failed that
somebody would make sticky, then rubbery glue balls every time:-( Hence,
I do not use rubber cement anymore in the classroom.
I use a technique with white glue (elmers). I cut small matchbook
sized pieces of matboard. These are glue spreaders. Use a cover sheet to
protect desk tops, show the kids how to spread a thin layer of white glue
all over the entire surface of the piece to be glued. If they think of it
as putting a layer as thin as "the glue on the back of a stamp", it does
not wrinkle the paper too bad. Then place it on the surface. A
coversheet can also be used to press and smooth down the piece on theart
work (this is especially helpful when glueing smearable things like
charcoal, pastel, etc)
As I see it, White glue wrinkles paper so badly because it is
unevenly applied to the paper and causes the wet area fibers to expand
which creates the lumpy, wrinkled surface.
try it, you'll like it! shelton