Order any glass plate from the project as a poster
Posters measure 60x50cm, 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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1) Choose a photograph from the Galleries:
(skip this step if you know what you’d like already)
2) Purchase the number of posters you’d like:
£10 each plus P&P
3) Let me know which photograph(s) you’ve chosen using the link in your confirmation email
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WHEAT PASTE RECIPE
A recipe for making your own wheat paste and how to paste your poster to a wall
Wheat paste is an easy-to-make organic glue.
The quantities described below will be more than enough to paste your 60x50cm 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.
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 off and slowly add the flour paste through a sieve (to remove any lumps), stirring as you go;
6) Stir the paste for a good 3 minutes;
7) Stir 1 tablespoon of sugar into the hot mix (to make it stickier);
8) Add a few drops tea tree oil to the hot mix (to prevent mould);
9) Pour the mixture into a suitable container (plastic boxes with a clip-lock lid work well);
10) Put a layer of cling film over the surface of the paste to prevent a skin forming;
11) Allow to cool;
12) 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!
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!
SPONSOR A GIANT POSTER
Help to make the With Courage Exhibition
The latest giant poster has been installed but has sadly succumbed to extreme weather. All is revealed in this 10 minute blog post.
The poster was sponsored by supporters of The Lifeboat Station Project — thank you!
Contribute towards future posters here:
£10 PER SHEET
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