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animal glue

Discussion in 'Wiki' started by derekleffew, May 24, 2009.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    An adhesive and paint binder made of the collagen-rich body parts of Elsie, Porky, and Bambi. The same source as gelatine and Jello. Are there vegan Scenic Artists?

    Aka, "hide glue," as it is made from 72% skin/hide.

    Sold by the pound in granular or flake form, dissolved in water, and heated over a double boiler known as a glue pot, a benefit (except outdoors) is that the paint is always water-soluble, even when dry, so flats may be washed, sizing re-applied, and painted over again, just like new..
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2010

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