DIY All-Natural Moss Graffiti

created at: 08/28/2011

Unattractive neighborhood wall you want to de-ugly or a wall on your home you want to add a pop to for a special occasion? Then look no further, this DIY project is for you!  

Creating a moss graffiti wall takes only three ingredients, a little creativity, and some patience. I’d love to write a phrase on my patio wall or maybe my house numbers on the porch pillars of my house. Really the possibilities are endless. Continue Reading

How to create graffiti with moss.

‘Painting’ with moss is relatively easy, so says artist Helen Nodding. The perfect location for these lush creations is damp, shady walls.

To give graffiti moss a go, you’ll need:

  • 1 can of beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • a few clumps clean moss from the garden (remove any rocks or dirt from it)
  • a plastic container with lid
  • a blender
  • a paintbrush

Read the rest of Helen’s tutorial at Via.



Crochet Graffiti

created on: 11/14/08

If you haven’t noticed, I love to crochet. In the yarn world, for some reason, crochet takes a back seat to knitting. So when I saw these pictures of Crochet Graffiti, my first thought was VINDICATION! I mean, it’s like this, graffiti is cool, right? And if people are using crochet to create graffiti, then, ergo, crochet is cool. These particular urban graffiti artists are wreaking their yarnie havoc in the streets of Glasgow. Some might think trussing up a tree in 4ply is downright anti-tree-hugger, but from my wintery advantage, I think it’s marvelous. Continue Reading

Considering Secret Wall Tattoos

There are two kinds of wall tattoos. One is the stencil or vinyl sort put on display for public view. The other kind is created by anarchists who challenge prevailing thought. Sounds cool, huh? Whether wall tattoos of the anarchist variety are simple drawings or ornate modern art, they have one thing in common: They’re little seen. In most cases such tattoos can be found behind hotel ‘art work’, mirrors and furniture. The fact that these objects are usually screwed into place makes the job of the anarchist that much more challenging. Continue Reading

Toile Graffiti

The toile of 18th century France has been pulled by its ear into the 21st century by Historically Inaccurate Decorative Arts. The design firm uses ‘traditional stitching techniques in modern ways, thematically hearkening back to historical styles such as maritime crochet or cross-stitch samplers but substituting contemporary iconography in place of the original design element.’ Case in point: Farmers being visited by a UFO….

or a courting couple sprouting fairy wings.

created on: 10/03/08

As you can imagine, their hand embroidered items are not inexpensive.  Continue Reading

Curbly Video Podcast: Graffiti Leaves

created on: 05/02/08

This is a really quick, easy and inexpensive way to create images pretty enough for framing.

The props:

  • Acrylic craft paint (I used a luscious turquoise)
  • White acrylic spray paint
  • A paint brush
  • Something to serve as a canvas like a piece of plywood or MDF
  • Several leaves from an indoor or outdoor plant (for the picture above, I used silk leaves purchased at my local craft store

The procedure:

  • Paint your ‘canvas’ with a coat or two of the craft paint.
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