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Wheatpasting 101

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by ODS-1, May 4, 2004.

  1. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    There have been people asking here and there about wheatpasting, so I'll give the 411.
    I nabbed this recipe from some political (Kind of)website.

    Mix 3 parts flower, one part cornstarch, boiling that in water, (at proportios of 2 parts starch to 3 parts water.), and cooking it down to a paste. Hurry to stick up posters with it everywhere with it before it dries. You can keep your wheatpaste warm in winter by keeping it in a drink cooler. Try different variations of it until you find your personal favorite.
    visit the page at www.crimethinc.com/library/youcan.html
    They also have instructions on how to make a mop and a new york style mop also.
    I'm going to try to find some different recipes to post in here later.
    People should use wheatpasitng more as a way of getting over. It seems to be more accepted by the public too.
     
  2. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Here is a recipe that is a little more coherent. taken from www.causecommunications.com/forgetus/posters.html


    Use white or whole grain whear flour. Mix one part flour (e.g., 4 cups) with 3 parts water (e.g., 12 cups). Cook over medium heat until boiling, stir constantly to remove all lumps. Lower heat and let simmer for about 30 minutes. I never stop stirring. You may have to add water as it is cooking to get a substance that's smooth enough to use like paint but thick enough to stick to walls. Do not burn. Let cool before using.

    How to put them up.
    Apply a layer of paste to the surface in which you want to apply your poster.
    Smooth your poster out over the paste, making sure the corners stick so it''s hard to get down. Some like to add a little paste over the front of the poster for added permanence.

    I suggest everyone check out the page as I linked to it. It applies more to political wheatpasing but It's all the same.
     
  3. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    A box full of wheat wallpaper paste from the hardware store is only $1.00.
     
  4. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Home made is better. because a:
    You can make as much of it as you want with what is in your kitchen.
    B: I've heard that home made is actually more
    permanent.
    If you're going to say that then go to the home made marker thread and tell everyone that markers are a dollar at the art store.
    Maybe someone will appreciate the time I took typing that for everyone on here to use.
     
  5. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    I appreciate it. I'm just saying if you don't already have flour and cornstarch around...


    The hardware store stuff is plenty permanent. When I was in the PGI we would use it to strengthen and fireproof 80lb craft paper onto the outside of aerial shells until it was nearly rock hard. Fragments of brown paper coated with this shit last for literally years laying on the ground through rain and everything, after being shot from a mortar at a few hundred fps and blown up in the air, and will retain their strength if they're not wet. Wonk saggin.
     
  6. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    I guess you people on here don't think wheatpasintg is graf. Oh well, it is anyway.
     
  7. FightTheBuff

    FightTheBuff Member

    Joined: Feb 10, 2004 Messages: 518 Likes Received: 0
    of course wheatpasting is a form of graffiti. it IS graffiti. dont trip, i appreciate the time you put into finding that info and writing it up...i'll use that recipe when i get around to making some wheatpaste. :cool:
     
  8. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    Bump for a sensible thread.

    Seems to be far too many people expecting instant answers or too many people just doing wise cracks and smart comments and not enough people actually contributing (that is in relation to The Yard in genreal). If you thought I am talking about you in this post, I probably am.
     
  9. blurstine

    blurstine New Jack

    Joined: May 10, 2004 Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0
    nuice

    nice ive been doing wheat pasting but nothing this intesnse
     
  10. 1HalfOfMe

    1HalfOfMe Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2002 Messages: 837 Likes Received: 0
    anyone have any pictures of shit theyve designed?
    www.robbieconnal.com has some good ones. i think thats how its spelled.

    when i went to buy some at home depot, its was like 8.50 for a quart so its prollly cheaper to just make it. and im assuming that after you have used the brush, you have to rinse it out pretty well or the brush will be fucked, this right?
     
  11. Sekoe1

    Sekoe1 Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2004 Messages: 187 Likes Received: 0
    Nice thread-- this is very helpful, I will give it a try.
     
  12. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah that Ronnie Connal or however you spell it has some of the coolest posters. I saw a video about his shit. Wheatpaste is better to make yourself because it adds to the adventure and you can make as much as you want. Most homemade recipes I've seen them remain forever.
     
  13. 1HalfOfMe

    1HalfOfMe Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2002 Messages: 837 Likes Received: 0
    hey odds got any stuff youve created? obviously youve experimented with this, any stuff you wanna share.
    here is one i did but it was just an experiment this was just the poster
    11x17. and i was reading somewhere that it is better to use thinner paper like that recyled shit becase its harder to get the whole poster to peel off.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    I'll be honest I've never wheatpasted. Never. I just new a few bits about it and thought I would bring it to the surface as a way of getting up. Just get tired of seeing the same ol methods of graffiti. I thought I would share what I knew about it, and others could share what they know about it. I'm glad some of you have utilized new ways of getting over.
     
  15. SlipStyle

    SlipStyle Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2004 Messages: 123 Likes Received: 0
    wheatpasting is cool!
     
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