SPONSOR A GIANT POSTER
Help to make the With Courage Exhibition
In August 2020, I announced
My New Big Idea — a series of giant posters pasted onto buildings and structures for people to safely enjoy in our new world of social distancing.
On the weekend of
26/27th September 2020, I’m returning to North Norfolk to paste a giant poster of Lucy Lavers on the gable end of the Maritime Heritage Centre in Stiffkey.
Made up of 44 sheets measuring around 1 metre square, this poster really is going to be giant!
Now you can sponsor the creation of the poster for
£10 per sheet — as the sheets become sponsored, I’ll activate them below:
£10 PER SHEET
Choose how many you’d like to sponsor in the cart:
Thank you for your support!
A commemorative poster of Lucy Lavers to paste to your own wall or to simply keep as a memento
The Lifeboat Station Project / With Courage Exhibition emblem is printed in the bottom right hand corner (pictured).
The poster measures
60x50cm and is printed on thin 80gsm paper suitable for using with wheat paste — see recipe below!
IN STOCK —
£10 plus P&P
Also available as a
Limited Edition Print
WHEAT PASTE RECIPE
A recipe for making your own wheat paste and instructions on how to paste your poster to a wall…
Wheat paste is an easy-to-make organic glue.
For this recipe, you’ll simply need water, plain flour and sugar. The quantities described below will be more than enough to paste your commemorative poster to a wall.
I suggest using a cup as your unit of measurement. The precise size doesn’t matter — just as long as you keep using the same cup!
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.
How to make wheat paste
1) Add four cups of water to a small pan and bring it to the boil;
2) While you’re waiting for the water to boil, add one cup of plain flour to a separate bowl or jug;
3) Add one cup 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 5 minutes;
7) Turn the heat off and stir 1 tablespoon of sugar into the hot mix;
8) Pour the mixture into a container and put a layer of cling film over the surface to prevent a skin forming on the surface;
9) Allow to cool;
10) 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;
3) Place the poster on the wall in the area you’ve pasted;
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!
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!