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Chia Pets...on Acid

Remember Grandma-approved eco-friendly mud graffiti?

London native Helen Nodding has taken a similar approach: non-destructive moss graffiti. Helen was inspired by the cold hard steel, glass, and concrete of the city:

"I'm always cheered up when I see weeds pushing through a crack in a paving stone, or grass growing somewhere where nobody had planned for it to be."

Inspired to try-it-yourself? Helen was kind enough to post an Instructable. Scroll all the way down for her recipe, via Supernaturale.

Chia Pets...on Acid

Chia Pets...on Acid

Chia Pets...on Acid

Chia Pets...on Acid

Chia Pets...on Acid

Moss Graffiti Recipe (makes several small pieces or 1 large piece of graffiti):

1 can of beer

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Several clumps garden moss, cleaned of dirt and rocks

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.

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