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 Post subject: Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:16 pm 
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It's been a while so I'd better take another look at DVD 7 and decide what design to explain.

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 Post subject: Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:37 am 
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So I was trying to decide what other designs to show from this DVD,
the crown, the swan or I do like the little handbag.
All these decisions and it's still so early in the day, no wonder I get so stressed.

The picture of the first swan is the one shown on the DVD but with a 260 for the rear section as well.
I made the variation with a 350 and 260 and this might be the model for next months competition,
another one for the real world perhaps.


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 Post subject: Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
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and some crown variations, they are all slightly different to what was shown on the DVD.

I think I will show the handbag next and then make a decision on the final design to share.


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 Post subject: Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:40 am 
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The one balloon bird from a 260 was shown on the DVD,
I was playing about with different sizes to see how it came out.


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 Post subject: Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:46 am 
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I decided to go with a simple handbag design that goes down well when I explain this when lecturing.

This is also a simpler way of constructing the handbag, different to on the DVD but with the same end result.

Choose the colour combination you would like and inflate a 260 to a 4 finger bubble,
this needs to be made into two pinch twists, either with your favourite method or as I describe below.

The 160 inflate leaving approx. a 6 finger un-inflated section.
Tie the two balloons together and cut off excess for a neater look
as all the twists come back to this point and you do not want it looking too bulky.

Split the 260 four finger bubble in half and wrap the end of the balloon around the knotted section.


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 Post subject: Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:48 am 
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Then pull the rest of the 260 over the top of the two 2 finger bubbles
to form two even sized and even pressured pinch twists.
This makes the clasp and handle of the handbag.

Make a 4 finger bubble followed by four 1.5 finger bubbles and then another 4 finger bubble.
Twist the 160 around the two pinch twists.

Then make a 5 finger bubble and twist this around the first 1.5 finger bubble next to the 4 finger bubble.


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 Post subject: Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
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Come up the other side with another 5 finger bubble to match the one at the front
and twist this bubble around the two pinch twists.

The middle three sections are all doubled up.

The centre section of the handbag is a 6 finger bubble taken down to the next 1.5 finger bubble at the bottom of the bag.
Match this up on the other side with a 6 finger bubble and twist this into the two pinch twists.


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 Post subject: Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
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You then need a 5 finger bubble down to the last 1.5 finger bubble and
bring the last 5 finger bubble back to the two pinch twists.

Discard the rest of the 160.

The puff of air that is in the 260, tie the end of this balloon around the two pinch twists for the handle
and there you have your shell effect handbag.


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 Post subject: Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:37 pm 
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There is a more complicated helicopter shown on the DVD but was not made or explained during the lecture.
This is a five balloon possibly line work helicopter.

If making again I would use a clear quick link instead of the white.
I just had the white laying about so went with that.

I did explain a step by step helicopter a while back in the model of the month section.

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