How to make wheatpaste at home—for your guerrilla street postering needs.
#JusticeForOurLives creator Oree Originol's simple step-by-step guide for making the glue he uses to paste up his ubiquitous portraits of victims of police violence. Created for the exhibition, Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: http://ybca.org/take-this-hammer
Step 1: Ingredients/Supplies
1 part flour
4 parts water
Plastic Disposable Container
Step 2: Boil 3 Cups of Water
Boil 3 cups of water.
Step 3: Mix 1 Cup of Water With 1 Cup of Flower
Mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of flower in a bowl until the mixture is fully blended together.
Step 4: Pour Mixture Into Boiling Water
Pour the mixture into the boiling water.
Step 5: Stir Until Smooth
Stir the mixture until it's smooth with a thick, creamy consistency.
Step 6: Transfer to Portable Container
Transfer the mixture into a portable container. For example, a mason jar.
Step 7: Wet the Surface
Find a wall or flat surface where you want your image to be seen. Then wet the surface area with a paintbrush.
Step 8: Place Art
Apply the image/poster over the wheatpasted area.
Step 9: Cover With Another Coat
Lastly, do a second coat of wheatpaste over the image/poster. Let it dry. And DONE!