First, I found a recipe for cooked white glue (actually called "book glue" ). Turns out it's just the same flour and water paste we used as kids with a little sugar and vinegar added and then cooked until thickened. Here's the recipe I used:
4 tbsp. white flour
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. vinegar
6 to 8 oz of water
Mix well in a small pan, then bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir continually until the mixture reaches the thickness you desire. I put mine into small jelly jars and stored in the refrigerator. I haven't worked on how to do a hot water bath or something that will allow this to be stored on the shelf for a longer shelf life.
Here's how it ended up...
The pages are regular printer paper that I soaked in hot strong tea, allowed to dry and then ironed.
I have no idea how I will actually use this book. The truth is that I just enjoy making them. I don't want a professional looking book... I want my great grandchildren and great great grandchildren to recognize that this book was hand made by me.. :)
Well, it's now late August and coming quickly to Labor Day weekend. Where does the time go? This has been a relatively mild summer this year with more summer rain than we've had in the last few years. Only one burn ban that I know of this year... and that's amazing.. :)
Hoping your Tuesday is a good one. Here in North Texas the sweet tea is made and the back porch is calling.. .