Moss writing on the wall. At first glance it looks like a joke!
Detailed instructions in pictures for writing on the wall with grown moss. With the help of this technology, you can decorate the walls of your house or cottage with the most incredible green drawings and inscriptions.
Ksenia Kalimullina (Gold Nostalgia) writes: “At first glance, this seems like a joke or some kind of nonsense, but in the end it turns out to be a cool thing!” Judge for yourself:
You will need: moss, blender, water retaining gel, kefir (or warm milk), bucket, brush, atomizer. Mix three handfuls of moss and 700ml of warm water in a blender.
Add 2 teaspoons of moisture locking gel.
Pour 100-150 ml of warm milk (kefir).
Grind to a gel state for 2-5 minutes.
Pour into a bucket.
We draw on wood or rough concrete.
We water once a week.
Some examples of moss graffiti on the walls
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How to make moss inscriptions on the wall?
You can’t just write on the wall with chalk or paint. Recently, various environmentally friendly materials are gaining popularity, with the help of which it is also possible to create inscriptions. The easiest way is to create an inscription on the moss wall. This is an easy and affordable decorating option for everyone with almost no cost involved.
What can you write on
In this article we consider the possibility of making inscriptions on the walls, but you can write and draw with moss on almost any level. It is desirable that it be made of porous concrete or wood, since lichen grows best on these materials. However, you can experiment with other bases.
Not wanting to apply the pattern directly to the wall material, many use various bases to create decor. Most often, this is plywood or thick cardboard, on which the lichen will grow no worse than on concrete or brick. Letters are cut out of these materials, impregnated with a moss composition and attached to the right place. So no traces of the composition remain on the walls.
What is needed
To create such a decor you need very few ingredients and devices. The main component of the drawing is moss, which can be collected in a forest area or bought in a specialty store. The remaining components of the mixture needed for painting are very simple:
- A little warm water to soak the plant. It does not need to be drained – water will become one of the components of the solution being prepared.
- Hydrogel or corn syrup to create desired composition consistency and moisture. The syrup is sold in supermarkets and the hydrogel can be bought at any garden store.
- Natural yoghurt or natural kefir without flavors. They provide the necessary nutrition for the plant.
- A few teaspoons of sugar. It is also used to feed moss.
After preparing all the components, you need to rinse the moss very thoroughly in warm water. This will get rid of any creatures that might live in the facility, as well as any pollution. When the braid comes out clean, it is soaked in warm water.
Preparation of the mixture for drawing
Everything is very simple here. We put all the components in a blender in which our braid is already soaked and mix for a couple of minutes. The output should be a mixture of similarly thick paint that can be applied with a brush. The proportions of each are slightly different, but the approximate ratio of the ingredients is as follows:
- About two glasses of warm water.
- Three or four handfuls of moss.
- Two tablespoons of hydrogel for plants, pre-soaked in water to attract moisture. Sometimes it is replaced with corn syrup, but in this case the pattern will have to be sprayed much more often.
- Two teaspoons of sugar.
- Two glasses of kefir.
After all the components of the future “color” are placed in a blender, mixing begins. When the mixture becomes homogeneous, it is poured into another container suitable for dipping a brush.
We create decor
Everyone decides how to write on the wall with moss. This can be done with a brush and stencil, or just make a lettering without prior preparation. It is important to apply the composition evenly, without streaks, so that the future lettering does not turn out crooked. Therefore, it is better to mark all the lines with a stencil in advance. The rest depends on your artistic talent and imagination – the scope for their realization is limitless.
At first, only a dark outline of the future drawing appears on the wall. After a while it will turn completely green – in different climates this will take from two to four weeks. At this point, you need to check the condition of the inscription and, if necessary, apply a little more paint from moss to get an even and saturated color. After the writing has turned completely green, the plant still needs care – every three to four days you need to spray everything with water from a spray bottle.