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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.

At a Glance:

#6377 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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FolkArt ® Painted Finish Kit - Moss

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Brush Set, 3 pc.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $4.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

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.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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