I just came across this very useful site called “This to That”. It’s a very simple, useful site for figuring out how to stick any two things together.
Now that I am knee-deep in preparing for my upcoming exhibition of handmade and altered books, I am always looking for good ways to stick things together that are non-toxic. I found lots of good suggestions for products that are new to me as well as some interesting trivia, such as:
Elsie was an interesting cow in her own right. Initially she was the inspiration for a cartoon of a laughing cow. Her fame increased significantly after her appearance at the 1939 New York World’s Fair which resulted in her image being used on many familiar products, including Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk and Borden Cheese products.
In ancient times, the gold leaf used in decorative gilding was made by placing gold nuggets between the outside membrane of the large intestine of an Ox and then hammering them flat. This gold leaf was then attached to paper or plaster with egg whites – the same adhesive that is still used today!
In closing, I can think of no better way to kick-start the creative process then by laughing. Enjoy this clip from YouTube.