Moss Graffiti

By Morgan Saylor

Graffiti is a term that’s commonly associated with spray paint and has a bad reputation for its association with vandalism. It’s also most likely not a look you would want outside your home.

However, according to Aleksey Vlasov’s blog at, an interesting new trend has cropped up - the art of using Moss for graffiti. 

We've kind of had a thing for moss here lately, but you have to admit that it looks really cool!


Image via Anna Garforth

According to the blog, artists have developed a recipe so you can paint with moss - inspirational phrases, the noble moose, or whatever strikes you.


Image via Jaime Rojo 

This eco-friendly concoction can help you transform your own garden walls and sidewalks into works of art! Here’s what you’ll need and how to execute it:

  • 3 cups of moss (washed and cleaned of soil)
  • 2 cups of buttermilk or 2 cups of yogurt (plain)
  • 2 cups of water or beer
  • ½ tsp of sugar
  • Corn syrup (for consistency)
  • A blender

Blend the mixture until smooth and paint-like, using the corn syrup to develop consistency. Paint as desired. Wikihow suggests visiting the spot that you painted to spray with water or add more moss paint as needed.

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Tags: DIY, Fun, Easy, outdoor, outside, graffiti, moss

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