Can Today's "Sharpie Generation" Meet This Challenge?


by lissnup

What's green, carries a message, and grows on walls? Moss graffiti! Yes, graffiti, but created from a potent mixture of pulverised moss, a little sugar and some beer or live yoghurt & water. Art students, I am looking to you to lead the way down a mossy green path of civil disobedience here!

This simple yet effective concoction is an old favourite of gardeners trying to encourage moss growth and provides an excellent alternative to spray paint. Great pic example here: //

(creates several small pieces or 1 large piece of graffiti)


1 can of beer or carton of live yoghurt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Several clumps garden moss

You will also need a plastic container (with lid),

a blender and a paintbrush

To begin the recipe, first of all gather together several clumps of moss (moss can usually be found in moist, shady places) and crumble them into a blender. Then add the beer and sugar and blend just long enough to create a smooth, creamy consistency. Now pour the mixture into a plastic container.

Find a suitable damp and shady wall on to which you can apply your moss milkshake. Paint your chosen design onto the wall (either free-hand or using a stencil). If possible try to return to the area over the following weeks to ensure that the mixture is kept moist. Soon the bits of blended moss should begin to re-couperate into a whole rooted plant – maintaining your chosen design before eventually colonising the whole area.

Recipe and image:


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Thanks Joe L

by lissnup on

Really hope a few people will give this a try and post the results in a few weeks.

Joe L.

this is cool

by Joe L. on