Something about moss has always been intriguing to me. I love the way it looks; the way it feels; how easy it is to pull apart and put back together. I love that it grows in damp, shady spots; that it almost has a mysterious feel to it. So when I found out about this incredible moss graffiti created by UK artist Anna Garforth, I knew I had to share it with you guys. Now, I’m not the hugest graffiti advocate out there, but moss graffiti is something I think I could get down with. Actually, I know I could. Here’s how to make it!
What you need:
3 handfuls moss
2 cups lukewarm water
2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons water-retention gel (like this one)
What you do:
1. Crumble your moss into a blender.
2. Add in water, buttermilk, and water-retention gel.
3. Pulse the blender until your mixture forms a gel-like substance.
4. Pour the mixture into a bucket and paint it onto a wall outside. Make sure you choose a wall that doesn’t receive much sunlight, as moss grows best in shady areas.
5. Mist your mossed-up wall with water once a week and watch your creation grow!
After seeing how simple it is to do this project, I really want to try it out on my own. My backyard is tiny and shady, so this would be a perfect small space garden idea! I’d love to create inspiring words on the outside wall of my apartment or make some beautiful designs. Have you guys ever made your own moss graffiti? We’d love to hear your tips. :)