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 boredpanda.com, 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.
Sources: http://www.boredpanda.com/the-coolest-and-possibly-most-illegal-diy-project-ever-but-the-end-result-is-brilliant/ , http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Moss-Graffiti, http://www.annagarforth.co.uk/, http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2012/10/11/moss-graffiti/#.V_Vhe_ArJhH