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Envelope and Stamp Glue

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1 Envelope and Stamp Glue on Mon May 31, 2010 11:13 pm

This was just posted on another list; it's a recipe for envelope glue.

Here it is:

18 tablespoons of Vinegar
2 small packages of gelatin (it has been a while since I made this..the orig called for one, I think I used two to thicken it a bit)
sauce pan (I used a Salvation Army purchased saucepan for this, didn't want to mess up the good cookware)

Bring the vinegar to a boil. Add gelatin. Stir until completely
dissolved. Pour in a small container with a tight seal and allow to cool. When mixture is cool, brush onto handmade envelopes and stamps and allow to dry.

I found this mix fit perfectly in the large baby food sized jars. Stored it in the fridge so it didn't spoil. When needed, I put the jar w/o lid into a pan of water and heated it on the stove to bring it back to a brushing consistency. When it is cold, it is, well, jello

The glue works great! You can moisten the envelopes and stamps the same way you would a modern envelope.

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