How to Create Moss Graffiti


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:

moss graffiti

Photo Credit: Flickr user, faseextra

moss graffiti

Photo Credit: Flickr user, faseextra

moss graffiti on a wall

Photo Credit: Flickr user, faseextra

How to make moss graffiti?

Moss paint is basically a blended moss mixture that can be used on jut about any surface.

Materials Needed:

  • Moss (which can be found growing in the cracks of sidewalks or paving stones, near drainpipes or near a river bank)
  • Buttermilk (or yogurt)
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • Blender
  • Large Container to hold moss mixture
  • Paintbrush

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.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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One Response to How to Create Moss Graffiti

  1. Velma H. Stephenson says:

    The first couple of weeks are critical. The moss graffiti should be misted using a water spray once every other day to keep it moist. On days when it is not to be misted with water, apply an additional coat of moss paint” mixture. The best time to put up a moss graffiti are the spring and fall seasons. There is sufficient moisture in the air so misting or applying a new coat of moss paint” may be done once a week. Monitor the moss graffiti on a regular basis to ensure it stays moist. This will encourage its growth.

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