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Posters measure 60x50cm and are printed on thin 80gsm poster paper and you can frame, pin or paste them.

The Lifeboat Station Project / With Courage Exhibition emblem is printed in the bottom right hand corner of all posters (Lucy Lavers example pictured above).

If you’d like to paste it to a wall, you can find instructions and a wheat paste recipe below.


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WHEAT PASTE RECIPE

A recipe for making your own wheat paste and instructions on how to paste your poster to a wall…



OVERVIEW


Wheat paste is an easy-to-make organic glue.

The quantities described below will be more than enough to paste your commemorative poster to a wall.

For this recipe, you’ll simply need water, plain flour and sugar — the water and flour will be mixed in a 5:1 ratio.

I suggest using a small cup or yoghurt pot as your unit of measurement. The precise size doesn’t matter — just as long as you keep using the same measure!

The final paste will have a 5:1 ratio of water to flour, with a little bit of sugar added towards the end to make a stickier mixture.

You can buy pasting and hanging brushes very cheaply from hardware stores like B&Q, Wickes and Wilkinsons.


INSTRUCTIONS

How to make wheat paste


1) Add four measures of water to a saucepan and bring it to the boil;

2) While you’re waiting for the water to boil, add one measure of plain flour to a separate bowl or jug;

3) Add one measure of water to the flour;

4) Whisk the flour and water until it makes a thin, very smooth paste;

5) When the pan comes to the boil, turn the heat very low and slowly add the flour paste, stirring as you go;

6) Stir the paste for a good 3 minutes;

7) Turn the heat off and stir 1 tablespoon of sugar into the hot mix;

8) Pour the mixture through a sieve (to remove any lumps) into a container;

9) Put a layer of cling film over the surface of the paste to prevent a skin forming;

10) Allow to cool;

11) You’ve just made some wheat paste!


Pasting your poster


1) Use a pasting brush or soft paint brush to liberally and swiftly paint your wheat paste directly onto the wall/surface where you’d like to stick your poster;

2) Make sure the area you’re pasting is a little larger than the size of the poster (the poster measures 60x50cm);

3) Place the poster on the wall in the area you’ve pasted and gently press the paper onto the surface with your fingers;

4) Liberally brush paste onto the surface of the poster, start in the centre and brush out towards the corners, then the edges;

5) Be careful to use as few strokes as possible, otherwise you may risk damaging the poster;

6) Once the poster’s stuck in place and the entire surface is covered with paste, you may like to use a hanging brush to gently wipe over the surface to remove any bubbles that may have formed;

7) Allow the paste to dry (this may take a few hours) and enjoy!


EXTRA TIPS


1) Practice using something else first! A sheet of newspaper is perfect and you can carefully peel it off before it dries;

2) Flatter, smoother surfaces are best. Most brick walls work well but knobbly, stony walls may prove tricky;

3) If you’re pasting to a textured wall (bricks, for example) gently dab the tips of the brush against the surface of the poster to push it tighter against the wall. Keep your dabs to a minimum otherwise you might damage the surface of the poster. The texture will look really good when the poster dries — it’ll look more like the poster has been sprayed to the wall rather than pasted!

NEW: SPONSOR A GIANT POSTER

Help to make the With Courage Exhibition


The giant Lucy Lavers poster has now been sponsored — thank you to everyone who has helped to make this poster happen. You can still contribute to future posters using the button below or head to the Become a Supporter page to learn more about all the ways you can get behind the project.

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Thank you for your support!