Unless you’ve just got beamed out of the 19th century (in which case you’d be unlikely to read this, I guess), you’ve definitely heard of Graffiti, the noble art of turning street walls and corners into urban canvases. However, unless you’re a really hipster avant-gardener art rogue, you’ve probably never heard of Moss Graffiti.
As the name suggests, this is a graffiti-like rendering which is done with moss, rather than ink. In order to make your own green piece of urban art, you only need a good moss graffiti recipe, and it’s actually quite simple. Basically you’ll need some pieces of moss, some beer and sugar; you just need to mix the ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth “moss milkshake”.
When you’re done, you just need to pick an appropriate wall (damp and shady) and paint the moss mixture in the wall, using your favorite technique (paintbrush or stencil). After a few weeks, the moss will regroup along the pattern you’ve painted, and you’ll get a perfect moss graffiti. How cool is that?
If you get around to trying this technique, make sure to show us some pictures! If you want to read some cool articles on this innovative and ecological street art technique, check Inhabitat and Heavy Petal.
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