I was so inspired by these images and making what’s called “moss graffiti paint“ a mixture of moss, water and buttermilk. It gave me the idea to try it out on a stone Balinese statue that sits on my balcony. I thought he could use a nice coat of green, so, I followed this exact recipe… and the results are far beyond what I expected! Clearly I picked up a lot more than moss!!
My statue now has a nice coat of moss and the most beautiful ferns draping his shoulders like a boa feather. The plants growing out of his ears and nose make me laugh every time I see him. I love it so much!!
Moss Graffiti Recipe ( adapted from Apartment Therapy)
- Collect a good handful of moss. I found mine outside of my building, under the shade.
- Wash off most of the dirt and place in a blender
- Add 1/2 cup of buttermilk plus 1 tablespoon of sugar
- Add luke warm water and blend until you get a thick, creamy consistency
- Paint the surface that you want covered in moss, but remember, you may get some other plants growing too!
- Mist the painted surface everyday and if you have extra mixture, keep it in the fridge to reapply
- Continue misting and reapplying moss paint until it begins to establish, or about 1 week
- Remember to choose an area away from direct sunlight for your moss to grow.