Recipe for Moss Graffitti

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Topic by bucheron posted 12-02-2012 07:46 AM 2863 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hardiness zone 4a

12-02-2012 07:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: moss art graffiti recipe

This sounds like fun and something to try when the moss reappears from under the snow again.

Helen Nodding’s
Moss Gaffiti Recipe

(enough to create several small pieces or 1 large piece of graffiti)

1 can of beer (others use yogurt or buttermilk)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Several clumps garden moss

You will also need a plastic container (with lid),
a blender and a paintbrush

To begin the recipe, first of all gather together several clumps of moss (moss can usually be found in moist, shady places) and crumble them into a blender. Then add the beer and sugar and blend just long enough to create a smooth, creamy consistency. Now pour the mixture into a plastic container.

Find a suitable damp and shady wall on to which you can apply your moss milkshake. Paint your chosen design onto the wall (either free-hand or using a stencil). If possible try to return to the area over the following weeks to ensure that the mixture is kept moist. Soon the bits of blended moss should begin to re-couperate into a whole rooted plant – maintaining your chosen design before eventually colonising the whole area.

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hardiness zone 5b

12-02-2012 03:41 PM

that’s very cool
Definitely a “live art” idea.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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12-02-2012 10:57 PM

A very nice and natural way of decorating walls or may be any surface.


-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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12-04-2012 03:59 AM

Very clever and beautiful.

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