Grow Your Own Graffiti

Posted by on August 14th, 2009

A green form of graff. This I like.

Ingredients:

  • Two handfuls (or more, get lots) of moss
  • 2 cups of yoghurt
  • 2 cups of beer (you can use water if you want, but beer seems to hold it together a little bit better)
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • Corn syrup (optional – for making it spreadable and sticky)

Wash/tease as much of the dirt from the moss as you can. Throw it, the yoghurt, beer and sugar into a blender and blend until a lovely smooth consistency. if it looks like it’s going to drip when you paint it, add the corn syrup to the mix.

When finding somewhere to paint, look for something porous (most older or rough concrete walls are perfect). Once you’ve painted your design, its suggested that you come back every week or to spray it with water, to help the moss along.

Check out Anna Garforth (her site is here), a dedicated moss artist.