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DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Moss Graffiti!

by , 06/03/14
filed under: Botanical

 

Stories from Space, Moss Graffiti, moss, garden moss, gardening, green design, sustainable design, green graffiti, eco-design, vertical garden, outdoors, plants, botanical

We lurve green graffiti, so when we spotted this DIY moss graffiti recipe over on Green Prophet we just had to share it with you. Stories from Space is experimenting with the perfect formula that allows you to green your walls with moss and choose the shape in which it finally matures. All you need to get started is a can of beer, a tiny bit of sugar, a few clumps of garden moss, a blender, and a paintbrush. Step on in to learn more.



Stories from Space, Moss Graffiti, moss, garden moss, gardening, green design, sustainable design, green graffiti, eco-design, vertical garden, outdoors, plants, botanical

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  •  1 can of beer
  •  1/2 tsp of sugar
  •  several clumps of moss
  •  a plastic container
  •  a blender
  •  a paintbrush

Go out and find some garden moss, grab quite a bit of it, and push it into your blender. (Don’t let your mom or roommates see, because they might not love this idea as much as you.) Add the beer and sugar to the moss and blend the mixture until it has a nice creamy consistency. Pour this into a plastic container or whatever other vessel you prefer and head on outside (to a north-facing wall in the northern hemisphere) with a paintbrush.

Stories from Space, Moss Graffiti, moss, garden moss, gardening, green design, sustainable design, green graffiti, eco-design, vertical garden, outdoors, plants, botanical

Once you have found a moist and shaded section of wall, you can start painting your moss graffiti. Depending on the design that you choose, you may want to use a stencil, unless you prefer to free-hand your design. In any case, you will want to paint on the mixture and then keep returning to the spot to make sure that it stays moist. Eventually, the moss will re-constitute itself and grow. Pretty cool, don’t you think?

+ Stories from Space

Via Green Prophet

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