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Craft Recipe Sheet: {Reference}

Here’s a handy sheet of assorted recipes that can come in handy for crafts, book repair and preserving newspaper clippings. They were all originally published on their own page here on Tipnut but I thought it would be nicer to have them on one sheet for easier reference. Enjoy!

Bookbinding Glue

First published October 28, 2006

Repair Books In A Variety Of Ways With This Bookbinding Glue

Repair Books In A Variety Of Ways With This Bookbinding Glue

Materials:

1 packet (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
3 TBSP boiling water
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp glycerin

Store glue in a sealed jar. It will keep for several months and eventually it will begin to gel. When that happens, simply immerse the jar in a pan of warm water to liquefy.

This glue can be used for adhering cloth to cardboard, leather to leather or making notebook and scrapbook binders.

Faux Stone Dough

First published October 28, 2006

Use Coffee Grounds In This Crafty Dough

Use Coffee Grounds In This Crafty Dough

Materials:

1 cup flour
1 cup used coffee grinds
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup cold leftover coffee

Once the dough dries, it will have a natural look with a brown color and coffee grind speckles. Faux stone!

Newspaper Clipping Preservative

First published October 26, 2006

Preserve Newspaper Clippings With This Easy Recipe

Preserve Newspaper Clippings With This Easy Recipe

Materials:

1 quart warm club soda
1 milk of magnesia tablet

*Makes approximately 1 quart

Directions:

This preservative will help keep newspaper clippings from turning yellow.

Homemade Decoupage Paste

First published October 26, 2006

White Household Glue Is The Main Ingredient In This Crafty Recipe

White Household Glue Is The Main Ingredient In This Crafty Recipe

Materials:

3 parts white household glue
1 part warm water
Jar with lid

Directions:

There will be a white film when paste is wet, but will show clear once it’s dried.

Transfer Ink

First published October 26, 2006

Try This Vintage Recipe For Transferring Photos And Other Images

Try This Vintage Recipe For Transferring Photos And Other Images

Materials:

2 TBSP soap powder (like Ivory Snow)
1/4 cup hot water
1 TBSP turpentine

Directions:

How To Use:

You can use this homemade transfer ink with comic strips and other paper documents (such as patterns, home computer printouts and photocopies). Test first, if a paper type absorbs the ink too quickly it won’t transfer well.

You can also use this transfer process on fabrics.

Bookbinders Paste

First published December 6, 2006

Crafty Idea - Tipnut.comBookbinders Paste Recipe #1

8 cups water
1 cup ice cold water
1 cup corn starch

Recipe #2

1/3 cup water
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp flour
1/4 tsp alum

Tip: Don’t make the glue too far ahead of time, use within a week. Make sure to seal container well when storing.

You’ll also find playdough and fingerpaint recipes here [1].