Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Thin Paste

1/4 cup sugar;
1/4 cup non-self-rising flour;
1/2 teaspoon powdered alum
1-3/4 cups water;
1/4 teaspoon oil of cinnamon

1. In a medium-sized pan, mix together sugar, flour and alum.
2. Gradually add 1 cup water, stirring vigorously to break up lumps.
3. Boil until clear and smooth stirring constantly.
4. Add remaining water and oil of cinnamon. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
Makes one pint. How to use it: Spread paste with a brush or tongue depressor. Thin Paste is an excellent adhesive for scrapbooks, collages, and Strip Papier-mâché'. This paste can be stored in a jar for several months without refrigeration.

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