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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Moss Graffiti

Posted by Courtney Ferguson on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:44 PM

I catch the crafter's bug when the leaves start falling and this year's been no exception, especially after reading the Bust DIY Guide. There's nothing like curling up on the couch with a pile of cats, some sort of yarn, and a hot toddy like a little old lady. But this idea has me wanting to venture into the great outdoors. It's moss graffiti, which looks super easy to do. You take two handfuls of moss, a spoonful of sugar, and some cheap beer (or a couple cups of buttermilk or plain yogurt), then mix it up with a blender or hand mixer. With that solution you can paint on a wall. Spritz it with water daily for a couple weeks and you get a spore-ty moss painting.

That picture above is from Mosstika, Brooklyn urban greenery artists Edina Tokodi and József Vályi-Tóth. It's cool but it seems like it should be something scarier—it's moss trying to take over a wall, after all. It should be something like Swamp Thing or maybe Stephen King from Creepshow. Eh, who am I kidding, I'll probably end up drawing a stick figure of a cat.

h/t to Heather for the recipe link

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