The Latest Urban Street Art – Moss Graffiti

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The latest craze in urban street art? It’s moss graffiti! Go Green! Save the planet from toxic paint spray chemicals. Use this environmentally friendly medium for artistic expression. I was skeptical at first; but when I saw the creative designs, I was floored!

Unique art brushed with moss on concrete walls, rocks, or brick. Even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body; you can start with geometric designs, patterns or words. Then let your creative flow take over and design anything you want. Is it illegal?

If it’s in a public place, go at your own risk – that’s our disclaimer.

1. Collect or buy 3 cups of moss. Rinse, rinse, rinse out the dirt and dry.

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2. Break moss into small pieces by using an old blender (preferably not the blender you use to mix Margaritas).

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3. Add 2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups of plain yogurt.

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4. Add 2 cups of water or 2 cups of beer.

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5. Add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and blend until the mixture is completely smooth and slightly thick like paint.

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6. Add a little corn syrup, a bit at a time if the mixture is too thin. Mix until it’s no longer runny.

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7. Pour mixture into a bucket and get a paint brush.

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8. Paint your design on a wall (and look out for cops just in case).

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9. Moisten your eco-friendly graffiti regularly with a spray bottle filled with water to make sure the moss grows.

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10. Revitalize an entire wall.

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11. Or let your imagination just go…

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12. And go…

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13. And go!

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(source: SlipTalk)