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Moss graffiti, also called green graffiti or eco-graffiti, has become a popular trend both with artists and environmentally conscious individuals. Many graffiti artists are choosing to create living art instead of using spray paint and other materials with VOCs and other substances that can harm the local environment. While you might see moss graffiti in urban public spaces, it’s simple enough to make in your own home. Here are the steps to making your very own moss graffiti work of art.
What You’ll Need
Clumps of fresh moss
Where To Paint
Moss graffiti is a flexible artistic medium. Even though it is living organic matter, it does not require the same care as your favorite houseplants or your garden. Some moss can live either in full sun while some prefer shade. If you gathered moss yourself, note the environment where it was growing and try to mimic the conditions. Moss is incredibly drought tolerant once it’s established and won’t need regular watering.
You can use moss graffiti on your walls or other surfaces indoors and out. For indoor art, try painting on a canvas or wood panel you can move around the home as needed. It’s easy to remove the moss once it grows, but you will need to start over from scratch. Otherwise, concrete, brick or stone work best.
Remember to only paint moss on walls you own, as most local laws consider it graffiti even if it isn’t paint.
Now you have a unique piece of art that will bring life into any space. The possibilities are endless in terms of design, so get creative and enjoy all the benefits of this beautiful eco-friendly art trend all on your own.