Qualatex Sempertex
It is currently Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:47 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
I have gone with the Mickey mouse wand that takes three balloons and a scrap for his nose.

I like to think this is a real world usable design.

We will be sending out the complimentary packs of balloons to make the
design in all the orders and I will add the step by step instructions to the forum.

If you post your design here then you will go onto the random name selector
at the end of the month to win a balloon modelling DVD.


Attachments:
mickey mouse comp.jpg
mickey mouse comp.jpg [ 16.52 KiB | Viewed 2402 times ]
mm37.jpg
mm37.jpg [ 40.85 KiB | Viewed 2499 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
For the first couple of times you may want to pre-stretch the 260 black to make it
3/4 fingers longer in length. Hols the balloon between your finger and thumb
and with your other hand pull the balloon up and through your finger and thumb.

Inflate the black 260 leaving a 7 finger un-inflated section.

Make a 4 finger bubble followed by a 4 finger fold twist.
Then make two 2 finger bubbles and twist the balloon around
the 4 finger fold twist to hold it in place.


Attachments:
mm6.jpg
mm6.jpg [ 8.71 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm7.jpg
mm7.jpg [ 8.38 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm8.jpg
mm8.jpg [ 9.14 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
Push the two 2 finger bubbles in between the 4 finger fold twist.
This is the first ear. Then make two 2 finger bubbles for the centre section of the head.

Make another 4 finger fold twist.


Attachments:
mm9.jpg
mm9.jpg [ 9.74 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm10.jpg
mm10.jpg [ 9.61 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm11.jpg
mm11.jpg [ 11.88 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
Then two more 2 finger bubbles.
Twist the balloon around the base of the 4 finger fold twist and push the two
2 finger bubbles into the 4 finger fold twist to make the second ear.

Make another r4 finger fold twist for the lower section of the face and twist
the knot of the balloon around this twist.

Hopefully you have between a 7/9 finger bubble left on the black balloon that
later will go over the top centre bubbles between the ears.


Attachments:
mm12.jpg
mm12.jpg [ 13.57 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm13.jpg
mm13.jpg [ 10.41 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm14.jpg
mm14.jpg [ 10.64 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
I usually twist the blush 260 into the black as I'm making it but for clearer pictures
I have made the two separately and we can join them later.

Inflate the blush 260 leaving approx. a 6 fingers un-inflated.

Make a 4 finger fold twist for the lower section of the mouth,
then two 4 finger bubbles for the upper section of the mouth and twist
the balloon around the 4 finger fold twist.

Make a 3 finger fold twist for one of the cheeks.


Attachments:
mm15.jpg
mm15.jpg [ 7.08 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm16.jpg
mm16.jpg [ 7.83 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm17.jpg
mm17.jpg [ 8.11 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
You then need the second 3 finger fold twist for the second cheek.

Then two 4 finger bubbles for the eyes of Mickey,
twist the balloon around the centre of the two cheeks and discard the rest od the blush 260.

Take the black 260 and wrap this around the centre of the blush balloon.


Attachments:
mm18.jpg
mm18.jpg [ 7.15 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm19.jpg
mm19.jpg [ 6.16 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm20.jpg
mm20.jpg [ 11.7 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
Then take the rest of the black balloon over the top section of the head
gently squeezing the black balloon so that it sits snugly between the two
4 finger bubbles of the blush balloon which will be the eyes.

It should be about an 8 finger bubble that comes over the top
section of the head.


Attachments:
mm21.jpg
mm21.jpg [ 8.65 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm22.jpg
mm22.jpg [ 9.39 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm23.jpg
mm23.jpg [ 8.75 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
On mine I did not have to let an air out of the balloon,
sometimes you do. There should be a 2 finger bubble in the black 260 to
help hold the mouth, cheeks, eyes etc all correctly and in alignment.

Inflate the red 260 leaving 6 fingers un-inflated, I make a 2 finger bubble.
This will be the tongue for the mouth of Mickey.

Then twist a soft 4/5 finger bubble will act like a neck.
This has to be soft as you do want to shock twist shape this
so the head sits nicely on the wand section of the design.

If you want a shorter wand make the fold twist 4 finger bubbles
or for a longer wand make the fold twists 3 fingers.


Attachments:
mm24.jpg
mm24.jpg [ 9.46 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm25.jpg
mm25.jpg [ 6.78 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm26.jpg
mm26.jpg [ 8.3 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
I made five 3 finger fold twists on this one.

Attach the 2 finger bubble on the red balloon into the centre head section of Mickey.


Attachments:
mm27.jpg
mm27.jpg [ 9.55 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm28.jpg
mm28.jpg [ 7.82 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm29.jpg
mm29.jpg [ 10 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Mickey Mouse Wand)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Posts: 21995
Images: 121
Push the knot from the red 260 down into the blush 4 finger fold twist.

The nose is a 2 or 3 finger bubble tied softly to make roundish.
If too tight it will look like a pinch twist.


Attachments:
mm30.jpg
mm30.jpg [ 8.53 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm31.jpg
mm31.jpg [ 6.13 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]
mm32.jpg
mm32.jpg [ 6.19 KiB | Viewed 2487 times ]

_________________
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk
Top
  Profile WWW  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
SubLite Theme By Echo -=Designs By Echo=- © 2007-2008 Echo
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group


phpBB SEO