Art comes in many forms and can be extremely subjective to the viewer. The types of art out there are virtually endless – both simple pencil sketches and intricate 3-D creations can be deemed as art. Sometimes, they can be so abstract that you might not even recognize it to be art! Remember the incident in Italy where a cleaning lady inadvertently threw away thousands of dollars of art because she mistook it for garbage?
Wall paintings and designs are a more traditional form of art that most people can easily recognize and appreciate. People have been doing this for decades, but the traditional methods of painting or spray-painting a beautiful design on outdoor surfaces may run the risk of being labeled as "graffiti." A lot of said graffiti is absolutely stunning and often done by really talented artists, but unfortunately, this type of art is only appreciated by some. If you’ve ever wanted to decorate your outdoor walls with a drawing or some artistic writing, you may be hesitant to go for the spray-paint can. Luckily, there is a way to express your creativity and show off your artistry on your outdoor walls after all! The best part is that you can achieve this by using an item that is already found in nature: moss. It’s super easy and quick to do:
Start by gathering three cups of moss. If you don’t have your own yard or can’t find any moss lying around, you can go to your local nursery to purchase some.
Rinse the moss as much as necessary to remove the soil from it.
Next, break apart the moss and place it in a blender.
Add yogurt (or buttermilk), water, and sugar. Blend the mixture until it's completely smooth.
Add some corn syrup to thicken the paste if it's too runny. Use a little at a time and repeat if necessary.
Pour the content into a bucket.
Mix the paste around with a paintbrush. Now, you’re ready to get creative!
Using the paintbrush, feel free to write or draw whatever you want on the wall. You may want to practice your design on a piece of paper a few times first, so you can get it just right when you apply the mixture to your great, big canvas.
The growth rate of your moss will vary depending on the climate and environment. Be patient, and don’t fret if you don’t see results right away.
With some time and patience, you will see the fruits of your labor. As you can see, it is absolutely worth the wait.
What a way to really bring your words to "life."
Be as creative as you want! The wall is your canvas, and you are the artist. There are no limits to what you can draw or write.
H/T: Boredom Therapy