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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Moss graffiti Reply with quote

So far I have only tried it on an old shed...

I've made a few concoctions up, mixing the moss with beer and buttermilk...Lots of fun.....

http://inishindiegardenmatters.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/innovation-moss-graffiti-and-miniature.html

How to do it
Bearing in mind this is not an exact science you could add more or less depending on what you were going to do with the solution. This mix will make a decent statement.

- Collect 3-4 hands full of moss and put in a blender with 700ml of luke warm water.
- Add 3-4 tablespoons of water retaining gel (you can get small packs from most garden outlets, I got mine from ebay)
- Add 120 ml of buttermilk
- Pulse the blender until the gel forms, which doesn't take long.
- Pour the mix into a bucket.
- Paint onto rough concrete or wooden surfaces.
- Here's the tricky bit. You will need and keep an eye on the weather, if it's dry, mist weekly to make sure the moss re-grows. The water retaining gel will be of benefit here.
- After about three weeks you should see your artwork growing in front of you.



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great idea

Please send more pictures once that gecko 'comes to life'
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do... The retaining crystals are doing a great job, I am watering the mixture every day though just to be sure..
I put some I had left over on an old window ledge at the side of the shed and the more I think about it the more I realise it could be a bit of a nuisance as it could take over. Unlike paint graffiti this will grow and spread, especially if it is on a shady wall.... I wont let it put me off though Smile

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