February 2002's
Glue of the Month

Rabbit Skin Glue by Gamblin Artist Colors

Some of our users have been asking about Rabbit Skin Glue, so we looked into it for you. We found Gamblin Artists Colors to be one of the few manufacturers of this type of glue in North America. We contacted Martha at Gamblin's and she told us some interesting facts about Rabbit Skin Glue. Yes it is made from rabbits -- French rabbits no less. More accurately, Gamblin imports rabbit collagen from France. Collagen is the most common protein in mammals -- like humans and rabbits. Its main job in the body is connecting (gluing) things together. Unlike other collagen glues, rabbit skin glue is very flexible, but not as strong. When dissolved in water and heated, it is a light syrupy consistency that paints easily onto fabrics or paper. Rabbit skin glue works on any porous material. It does flex with moisture however so Gamblin does not recommend it as a canvas seal for paintings, but many artists do prefer it. Rabbit Skin glue can be used as an adhesive or a sealer, or it can be mixed with a binder such as talc or silica to create a gesso or filler. It is non-toxic, but not so easy to use as it requires mixing and heating.

You can get Rabbit Skin Glue at most artist's supply stores.


Past Glues of the Month
August 2003 - Mr. Sticky's Underwater Glue
April 2003 - P.C. Woody
January 2003 - Weld-on Adhesives and Cements
December 2002 - Krazy Glue with Skin Guard
November 2002 - Permatex Bullseye Windshield Repair
September 2002 - UHU "Twist & Glue"
August 2002 - Aleene's Platinum Bond Patio and Garden Adhesive
July 2002 - Gloozit Marine and RV Gloo
May 2002 - Jones Tones Plexi Clear Glue
April 2002 - Silicone-Be-Gone
March 2002 - Eggs
February 2002 - Rabbit Skin Glue by Gamblin Artist Colors
January 2002 - LePage's new Easy Flow System
December 2001 - Scotch Tape
November 2001 - Daptex Foam Sealant
October 2001 - Gelatin and Glycerin Glue
September 2001 - Crayola Project Glue
August 2001 - Waterweld
July 2001 - Yes Glue
June 2001 - Little Red Cap
May 2001 - Weldbond reprise
April 2001 - Stoneco Padding Glue
March 2001 - PascoFix
February 2001 - Quick Grab
January 2001 - Coccoina Colla Bianca
December 2000 - Royal Icing
November 2000 - Good Glue
October 2000 - Pros-Aide
September 2000 - Elmer's Galactic Glue
August 2000 - Microcrystalline Wax
July 2000 - LePage's Universal Adhesive
June 2000 - Tear Mender Fabric Leather Cement
May 2000 - Shoe Goo
April 2000 - Magic Goo Gone
March 2000 - Sure Hold Plastic Surgery
February 2000 - Gorilla Glue
January 2000 - Casein Glue (milk)
December 1999 - Aleene's Original "Tacky Glue"
November 1999 - Weldbond Universal Space Age Adhesive
October 1999 - Kryolan Spirit Gum
September 1999 - Elmer's Washable School Glue
August 1999 - Seal-All
July 1999 - Loctite 349 Impruv
June 1999 - Sikaflex
May 1999 - Yamato Sticking Paste
April 1999 - No More Nails
April Fools 1999 - Juicy Fruit Gum
March 1999 - Chair Doctor Glue by Veritas
If you've discovered a glue that you've grown attached to, please let us know. Maybe we can honor your glue in a future month.

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