How many of you have heard about Moss Graffiti? Although the name explains it all, we were left a bit puzzled when we listened to it for the first time. So, we decided to dig deeper and find out what it is all about. Turns out that this Moss Graffiti is one of the coolest things out there and an exceptionally amazing thing to execute on your (yeah, not your neighbours’) property. So go on, here’s the recipe and the amazing decorations following it.
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You will need moss, obviously, equivalent to about 3 cups and 2 cups of yogurt (plain) or 2 cups of buttermilk. Add two cups of beer or water and half teaspoon of sugar along with corn syrup, though that is optional. The last thing that you would need is a blender which you probably won’t use for anything other than this.
Let’s see how this is all done. You will, first of all, need to collect 3 cups of moss that can be bought from a nursery or taken off your yard. After the collection is complete, simply rinse the collected moss as much as you can in order to separate the soil from the moss. After you are done breaking the pieces up you need to place them in the blender followed by the addition of yogurt (buttermilk), water (beer) and then sugar. Blend this mixture till you achieve smoothness and consistency akin to that of paint. If you think the mixture is watery, then corn syrup comes into play. Do take the caution of adding corn syrup slowly and in little quantities.
Once the mixture of required or desired consistency is ready, pour it into a bucket and then use a paintbrush to create the design with your Moss Graffiti. After you have completed the painting, make sure that you check it out regularly. In case you’re living in an area where the climate is dry then you will have to employ a spray bottle to make sure that the paint remains moist and thus facilitates the moss growth. You can also paint over the design to allow for the growth of moss, however, it will take time and therefore you are required to be patient about it.