Graffiti With This Funky Moss Mixture!


We stumbled across an extremely cool DIY. It’s green, exciting, experimental, and contains all the potential to unleash your inner creative beast! So, ever wanted to graffiti but feared the damaging effects spray paint cans have on our atmosphere? Learn how after the jump!

Check it out Lomographers! Your very own how-to, to administer environmentally friendly graffiti, brought to you by imgur.

Image via storiesfromspace

Ingredients for paste

  • 3 handfuls of moss
  • 700 ml/3 c of lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp of water-retention gel
  • 120 ml/1/2 c of buttermilk


  • 1 sturdy blender
  • 1 medium sized bucket
  • 1 decorators’ brush
  • 1 spray bottle of water


  1. Crumble moss into blender and pour water over top.
  2. Add water-retention gardening gel to mixture.
  3. Proceed to add buttermilk.
  4. Pulse blender for 2-5 minutes until the magical mixture forms into gel.
  5. Transfer to a bucket.
  6. Paint whatever you so desire onto wood or rough concrete.
  7. Mist weekly and watch your creation grow… just look for inspiration below!
Images via environmentalgraffiti

This fantastic Do-It-Yourself reminds me of French botanist Patrick Blanc's vertical gardens. What splendid fixtures they are, to the concrete jungles they grace! So, get on your green-thumbed graffiti bandanas er… dungarees and get to work!

Patrick Blanc’s creations. Images via wmevents

written by soundfoodaround on 2012-02-24 #gear #tutorials #diy #graffiti #moss #natural #tipster #vertical-garden #patrick-blanc


  1. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    So sick!!

  2. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Amazing!!!!! Great idea. Fantastic results.

  3. soundfoodaround
    soundfoodaround ·

    Am itching to try it out myself! Would love to see other's attempts!

  4. kiri-girl
    kiri-girl ·

    This is an amazing idea!! so simple and environmentally friendly too, love it!

  5. verdant
    verdant ·

    always wanted to try this when i was younger but forgot about it for years. thanks for reminding me, will get to it soon!

  6. ava_maria
    ava_maria ·

    This is so cute! I can't wait to try it out... wonder where I can find some handy moss...

  7. weleasewoger72
    weleasewoger72 ·

    I've been doing this for quite a few years now around Oxford. Not as good as the ones above. It's fun!

  8. jaydeepee
    jaydeepee ·

    This is beautiful

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