Recipes for Art and Craft Materials
Helen Roney Sattler
Beech Tree Publications. 1994. 143 Pages
Never has there been a small book filled with so much helpful information for the crafter. If there is a craft compound NOT found within these pages it would be a surprise. The 143 pages are packed with recipes using items from the kitchen with a only a few extras like oil of cloves, alum and glycerin - or dryer lint.
Yep, there is actually a recipe for making your very own dryer lint modeling material. Now you know exactly what you can use the pesky stuff for - creating! And a nifty container for some of these compounds? The author took a lesson from Silly Putty and uses a plastic Easter egg!
There are recipes for all types of pastes and glues, including waterproof or glass glue and leather glue; 21 different clays and doughs; eight different kinds of papier-mache; five different casting compounds including mock marble and imitation alabaster; 22 different kinds of paints; six different inks; floral fixatives; and a separate chapter for a wide assortment of materials that don't fit within the above groups.
All from your average kitchen. Marvelous!Copyright© 2011