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Moss-Covered Buddha Garden Decoration Idea

Looking for a fresh garden decoration idea? Try using FolkArt Painted Finishes to achieve a moss-covered look.
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FolkArt ® Painted Finish Kit - Moss
Item #5068
Add an earthy element to your craft pieces using FolkArt’s Carded Moss Painted Finishes Kit. FolkArt Painted Finishes are a great way to elevate your decor projects. Transform the look of your projects using these creative finish options. Add rustic, but contemporary, flair to your indoor or outdoor decor pieces with these easy to use, non-toxic paint finishes. Since they can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, terra cotta, or plastic, the finish options are almost endless.


FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Brush Set, 3 pc.
Item #5080
Get the most out of your FolkArt Painted Finishes projects with this three-piece brush set. Ideal for thick or textured paint, these flag-tipped brushes have natural bristles designed for maximum hold and smooth application. Whether you’re creating a concrete look on a terra cotta pot or adding decorative moss to a lawn ornament, these brushes give you high quality results. Excellent for a wide variety of home decor and painted finishes projects, these 1 inch brushes are reusable and clean up easily with soap and water.


Other Supplies
Wood-carved Buddha mask
Brush basin or container for water
Foam plates
Paper towels


NOTE:  Please follow the Concrete Buddha Head Mask project instructions to prepare your wood carved statuary with a painted concrete finish.  Allow to thoroughly dry before decorating with FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss.

  1. Pour a small amount of both Light and Dark Moss onto a foam plate.
  2. Prepare a Shortie Brush with a generous amount of Dark Moss.  Apply the Dark Moss using a dabbing motion creating texture, to the painted concrete Buddha head in random areas where moss might actually grow.
  3. While the Dark Moss is still wet, quickly apply Light Moss with texture in smaller sections over the Dark Moss areas creating highlights and the illusion of two shades of moss.
  4. To create the look of aged moss, wet the Shortie Brush with water, then dab the brush onto the painted moss areas allowing the color to drip and run down the face of the garden art mask.  Allow to dry.



  • For a natural look, create patches of moss in irregular shapes; ovoid creating circles, ovals or squares of painted moss.  Apply the painted moss where moss might grow on the surface being decorated.
  • If the desired look is not textured enough, repeat steps 3 – 5 adding more Moss paint to reach the desired texture.
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