Rainbow Moss Art
Reindeer moss is my new favourite art medium! It’s preserved so you can display it in terrariums, wreaths, or wall art and it requires no maintenance. Even more exciting is that it comes dyed in a number of different colours so you can use is to create artwork.
Making moss wall art couldn’t be easier. You need only a few materials and a wee bit of time.
I made this rainbow moss art to showcase some of the colours the moss comes in, but you can lay it out in any pattern or mix that you like. The best part is that you can lay out the moss before attaching it permanently, so you can play with design before you commit! Here is a version I played with before deciding on a rainbow theme.
It was a little more abstract (which I like) but I found the colours got muddy with the brown frame. I sanded the frame to reveal black below (lucky me) and now I like the contrast of colours, especially displayed in my son’s play room (he says, “moth, mummy, moth”).
- Picture frame
- Reindeer moss
- Hot glue gun
- Old spoon
Lay out the moss in the pattern that you like. Move it around until you are happy with it, then remove it all and set it aside laid out in the pattern.
Working in sections, apply hot glue to the cardboard backing and press the moss on to the glue using the back of an old spoon. You may be tempted to use your fingers, but let me warn you that hot glue is really hot and doesn’t feel great when burning your fingertips. Keep gluing and pressing in moss until you have your design transferred to the frame.
Use the hot glue and the spoon to tame down any puffy parts, or add more moss in areas that are thin. Your final design should still have some textural and height differences, but look contained within the frame.
I’ve used moss for artwork before! Check out this Heart Moss Art Frame:
All of this great inspiration (and the moss which was generously provided for this project) come from By Nature. You can see my tour of their studio and some of the amazing MossArt they have designed here: