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Tillandsia Planter

Tillandsia Planter

The Tillandsia Holder Painting Kit is designed to make you feel good from the moment the box is opened to the unveil the content that we have prepared for you. While a premium packaged product often incur wastage, Inspireworks Studio would like to provide that same dopamine hit with a more sustainable and functional solution: the stencils included are integrated as part of the boxes within the kit. And they are made with re-used card boards.

This kit is designed for you to unwind and rejuvenate. Take your time, don't rush. We would like you to slow down the pace of your modern-lifestyle, and start to appreciate: LOVE what you DO and DO what you LOVE, it will always transport you to a state, where spacetime don't seem to matter.

The painting kit comes with 3 different stencilling styles and a 12 color mini acrylic set, it is a combination that allows a broad spectrum of mix and match. You are also encourage not to use the stencils and design your own air plant holder. Unleash that limitless creativity and have FUN!

Step 1. Design

The first step is to design your air plant holder and here are some questions to help you to get started: ​​

  1. Think about the space that you would like to place the planter.

  2. What are the colors and styles that would match that space?

  3. What are the colors and styles that would resonate with you?

  4. What story will you share when asked about the design?

​ There are plenty of websites that you can refer to, when you ask professor Google, but we recommend that you do some research on Pinterest, our favorite platform for ideas.

Step 2. Preparations

Other than the contents from the kit, some additional items are to be prepared before handcrafting your air plant holder:

For painting:

  • Half filled water container

  • A small piece of cloth

  • Hair dryer

For detailing (optional)

  • Disposal Bamboo chopsticks​

  • Bamboo skewer

  • Black markers with different tip sizes

1. Cut out the stencils that you would like to use for your design.

2. Masking tapes or any kind of tapes

Step 3. Secure Stencil

The stencils are designed to fit the air plant holder tightly, providing the best result.

  1. Align the stencils according to the desired position (examples are shown as above)

  2. Use masking tape to secure it's position

Once secured, you are now ready to paint.

Step 4. Dab! Not Stroke

  1. Pick a color of your choice and open the cap slowly to avoid spill.

  2. Dip and offload paint (removing excessive paint).

  3. Further offload paint by tapping brush lightly on a piece of paper.

  4. Dab! Use light up-and-down motion ( dab dab dab)

Step 5. Dry Between Layers

Always dry acrylic paint between layers and avoid using stencils with wet paint on it. If you would like your color to be striking, it is advised to paint at least 2 layers and dry paint between layers. ​ If you do not like the color that you have used, and know that you will regret for the rest of your life... Don't worry! Just dry the paint and paint over with new color. Paint at least 3 layers to fully cover the unwanted color beneath.

Step 6. Adding Details (Doodle)

OK, most probably, you have spent hours on step 1 till step 5. Then, after removing the stencil, you think to yourself "holy crap, it doesn't look like anything like the pictures posted on Inspirework's Instagram and website, it looks... boring..." ​ Don't you worry, my friend, STEP 6, yeah, STEP 6 will be the one that make your design POP!

Detailing with Bamboo Chopstick and Skewer

With 1 x bamboo chopstick and 1 x bamboo skewer, you get 4 different dot sizes, and here are the steps:

  1. Plan and double confirm your design before you start.

  2. Dip the tip into the acrylic paint and dot on a piece of paper to confirm the dot's "quality".

  3. Once you are confident, start dotting on the air plant holder.

  4. Dip the tip with acrylic paint with every dot (dip, dot, dip, dot, dip, dot...)


Detailing with Paint Brush or Black Marker

Tips and tricks for detailing with paint brush:

  1. Use generous amount of paint, just dip and don't offload.

  2. Paint only using the tip of the brush, carefully.

  3. Be very very patient, but don't hold your breath, relax...

  4. Wear your spectacles if you can't see clearly!

Well Done!

Now, the Tillandsia air plant need your LOVE:

  1. Place air plant in places with adequate light (but not exposed to direct sunlight) and proper air flow

  2. Midst your air plant until it is slightly wet every 3-4 days or whenever it looks dry and curly.

  3. Soak air plant in water facing down for 10 - 20 minutes twice a month.

  4. Don't leave air plant dripping wet for more than 4 hours as it might rot.

  5. Peel of brown, bent or damaged leaves gently.

  6. Fertilize air plant by mixing Bromeliad or Tillandsia food into water and spray them on their leaves once a month.

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