So you want to make your own mushroom art? This is a pretty exciting idea! I’m sure you know that cephalopods are some of the most intelligent creatures on Earth, and maybe it’s time we started treating them as such. The only problem is that mushroom art can be kind of expensive to buy.
You might think that mushrooms are cheaper than other forms of art. But this isn’t really true: you need to buy a lot of materials, and they aren’t cheap. You also have to invest a fair amount of time if you want to make something really nice. And even after all that, you still don’t get anything really impressive: the biggest mushroom art out there is probably something like two meters tall.
It’s not just about cost, though; it’s about freedom too. What does freedom mean in the twenty-first century? For me, it means being able to use my computer to customize my life in any way I see fit. That includes everything from buying things to making things out of mushrooms or whatever I want.
And so now I am proud to present my DIY tutorial on how to make your own mushroom art! Let’s get started!**
I am sure you have seen some of the amazingly beautiful and intricate mushroom art that can be found on the internet. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to make some of your own? Well, if you have ever wondered how to make your own mushroom art, wonder no more.
In this article I will give you a complete step by step DIY tutorial on how to make your own mushroom art. It is really very simple, and in the end, you will have something that looks pretty awesome.
When I was a child, I had a tendency to be taken by some object or idea. One of them was the Triforce from Zelda. I also really liked mushrooms, so it was only natural that I would combine the two.
This is a guide on how to make your own mushroom art, inspired by the Triforce. It’s simple enough for anyone who has a few hours and some basic supplies to make.
Hi, I’m the artist behind the blog Art of the Fungi . I have been growing mushrooms for nearly a decade and have had fun experimenting with them as art. I’ve been asked many times if I could provide step by step instructions on how to make your own mushroom art and after posting a few pictures on social media and getting some positive feedback I decided to go ahead and do a tutorial.
I will be using Psilocybe cubensis (magic mushrooms) as my subject matter but you can use whatever species you are interested in. I’ll be focusing on fruiting bodies, but you can also experiment with other parts of the mushroom such as spores, mycelium or even just cloned cultures.
This is not intended to be an “advanced” how-to guide on cultivating psilocybin mushrooms. If you want to learn that you should check out this guide by Psylocybin Fanatic or this one by Psylocyberhiker . This is more of an artistic approach with just enough information so that anyone can follow along. I encourage everyone to experiment and make their own art. Don’t be afraid to fail! Mushrooms are easy to grow and if it doesn’t work out you can always eat them 🙂
Making art out of mushrooms is easy and fun. You can use any kind of mushroom for this, but the classic choice is a portabella.1. Gather your materials. You’ll need:
A Portabella Mushroom
A small block of wood (a cut-up 2×4 works well)
A pen or marker**
A small paintbrush or q-tip
A small bowl of water
Something to prop up your mushroom while it dries (I used a lighter)**Optional: A camera with a macro lens
2. Find your center point and draw a circle around it in pencil (or marker). The circle you draw should be over your portabella’s gills, so that when you cut the circle out, the cap will remain intact.
3. Cut out the circle using an Xacto knife or other sharp knife. If you’re using a marker, don’t worry about cutting out the circle; just trace around it with your marker. You can also skip cutting out the circle if you want to make a spore print later on, because once you’re done painting and drying, there won’t be much left of it anyways!
4. Remove and discard the cap from your mushroom. Then carefully lift off
Mushroom art can be an excellent way to present a more unusual gift. Oftentimes, people will ask for unique and creative things for birthdays and special occasions. Well, this is definitely a unique idea that will be sure to please the recipient of your gift.
If you are interested in learning how to make a 3D Sculpture using mushrooms and other materials, this is the perfect place to start.
This article contains all the information you need to get started on your very own mushroom art project. Make sure you read this article through before you attempt to create your own sculptures.
The first thing that you should know about is how much time you will need. The best thing to do is to set aside a long time, at least a weeks time, in order to be able to devote yourself entirely to this project. Once you have your time set aside, you can get started. You will need:
A few pounds of White Button Mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) or Brown Criminis (Agaricus brunnescens) or Portabella’s (Agaricus bitorquis).
You will also want some cedar chips for your substrate. Chips are easily available at most garden centers. They are used in flower beds and come in three sizes: fine chips, medium chips, and coarse chips.
To create the shape of your mushroom sculpture, you will need a wire mesh frame with 5-6″ squares on each side. You should be able to purchase one at any hardware store for