What is moss graffiti?
In recent years, moss graffiti has been quite popular, appearing on walls around the world. Moss Graffiti is an environmentally-friendly alternative to creating graffiti on walls. Instead of using the toxic spray paints that are bad for the air, “moss paint” is used as the medium. Not only is it better for the environment, the best part is that the moss will continue to grow over time. Essentially, a moss graffiti artist would be creating living works of art in unexpected places! How cool is that?
Here are a few examples of moss graffiti:
How to make moss graffiti?
Moss paint is basically a blended moss mixture that can be used on jut about any surface.
- Moss (which can be found growing in the cracks of sidewalks or paving stones, near drainpipes or near a river bank)
- Buttermilk (or yogurt)
- Corn syrup
- Large Container to hold moss mixture
Here is a short video clip on how to create your own moss graffiti:
Where to paint the moss graffiti?
Moss is a living, breathing plant that can grow pretty much anywhere. Moss graffiti can be painted on walls, sidewalks, on rocks, logs, and wherever your imagination takes you! Though, the best surfaces for the moss would be porous and moisture-retentive, such as brick, wood, and coarse concrete. As well, moss grows best in a damp and humid spot, with some sunlight. To encourage growth, be sure to mist your art piece regularly with water. The moss should start to grow within a few weeks or so.
*Please note: While we think moss graffiti is cool, graffiti is considered illegal in most places. It’s probably a good idea to ask for permission before tagging someone’s wall.