Wheatpaste Recipe (for putting up posters/billboard alterations)
Wheat-pasting is a great way to get detailed images up quickly. You can make posters, drawings, and paintings on paper and stick them up with this glue. Many people, from underground activists and street artists to concert promoters*, use wheat paste for adhering posters to walls. It is a cheap and effective method to spread images and ideas. Included below are two recipes – They are both well-measured and heated recipes, which makes for a more durable and smoother paste. The first is a small batch. The second is a larger batch. You can always double or triple the recipes. It is pretty forgiving. If you think it came out to watery, just add some white glue or wood glue. If you don't like these recipes, there are lots of recipes and video tutorials on how to make a wheat-paste on the web. Look around and make up your own. *A note about concert and album posters. Most of these are put up illegally for big profit companies who want to pollute our public space with advertising. Don’t hesitate to throw your images up right on top of these illegal corporate ads. Just don’t let them see you do it.
You will need ( tools or supplies ):
flour (wheat works best)
container with a lid
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Submitted by packard on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 11:39am