Tuesday, February 28, 2012

moss graffiti

Have you seen the recipe for moss graffiti around the web?  It's pretty simple actually and would look awesome if you had a shady brick wall to paint your wedding date or monogram on.  You can even paint it on to plywood for the helpful "wedding this way" sign.





Moss paint recipe via Apartment Therapy

What You Need

Materials:
Moss
Blender
Sugar
Butter Milk
Water
Container
Paint Brush

Instructions


1. Decide on an image and transfer onto the wall in chalk. You could use a stencil or draw freehand.

2. Collect a handful of moss.

3. Wash as much of the dirt and plant matter off the underside of moss as possible.

4. Place the moss into the blender.

5. Add a table spoon or two of sugar and 1/2 cup of butter milk.

6. Blend to the consistency of a thickshake. Add some water if your mixture is too thick.

7. Pour mixture into a container with a lid.

8. Using a paint brush, paint on the moss mixture onto the wall in the shape of your image.

9. Keep the additional moss mixture in the fridge. Reapply the moss mixture every second day and on the alternative day spritzing the area with water.

Additional Notes: After a week you'll already start seeing the moss establish itself on the wall.  It should take about a month to be fully established.




10 comments:

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

I haven't seen this- how cool!

Lindsy said...

AMAZING!!! sending this to my best friend ;)

Katia said...

I really, really love it!!!

Kristin said...

That is so cool and different!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

I haven't seen this either–I love it!

Kitchen-Dreams said...

Maybe I can start exporting some of the moss from my Portland Oregon home. There sure is plenty of it around right now.

Love this idea and the recipe too.

Jess said...

Oh my, what a fabulous idea! I'm totally pinning this :)

Anna @ IHOD said...

what?! That is so freakin' amazing.

BF said...

Really cute!

Jessi said...

this is kinda amazing

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