Eco-Graffiti

Moss graffiti, also called eco-graffiti or green graffiti, replaces spray paint, paint-markers or other such toxic chemicals and paints with a paintbrush and a moss “paint” that can grow on its own. As people become more eco-friendly and environmentally aware, the idea of making living, breathing graffiti has become a more green and creative outlet for graffiti artists. It can also be considered another form of guerrilla gardening.

Ingredients:

    One or two clumps (about a small handful) of moss
    2 cups of buttermilk
    You can also substitute with yogurt (vegan yogurt can be used)
    2 cups of water
    1/2 tsp. sugar
    Corn syrup (optional)

Steps:

    1 – Gather up as much moss as you can find or buy.
    2 – Wash the moss to get as much soil out of the roots as possible.
    3 – Break the moss apart into manageable pieces and place in blender.
    4 – Add the buttermilk/yogurt, water/beer and sugar. Blend the mixture until completely smooth. You’ll want it to have a paint-like texture. If the mixture is at a consistency where you feel it will drip, add corn syrup until the consistency you desire is reached.
    5 – Use a paintbrush to apply the moss-paint to the surface on which you wish your design to grow.
    6 – If possible, check back weekly to either spray the design with water (to encourage moss growth, especially if you live in a dry environment) or apply more moss-paint.

via wikihow and true activist

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