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August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« on: July 26, 2020, 11:12:42 AM »
I think I have the spelling correct for the Chihuahua, I nearly called it a dog  ;D
This is the model of the month for August, the complimentary balloon pack will be going out with every order.
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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 11:55:12 AM »
The instructions for the Chihuahua,

Inflate the 260 mocha leaving 6 fingers un-inflated.
Make two 1.5 finger bubbles and a 2 finger bubble for the mouth and nose.

Then make a 5 finger bubble followed by a 1.5 finger pinch twist.


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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 12:00:46 PM »
Then make another 5 finger bubble and twist this into the mouth/nose pinch twists.
The top of the head is a 6 finger bubble twisted back to the 1.5 finger pinch twist.

Inflate the 160 mocha leaving 4 fingers un inflated.
Make a 5 and a 7 finger bubble for one of the ears.
I make the ears slightly on the larger side to add possibly a little cuteness to the design.
You might want to make a little smaller, do what is pleasing to your eye.

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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2020, 12:05:17 PM »
Make a 2 finger bubble and then another 5 and 7 finger bubble for the other ear.
You then need two 3 finger bubbles that will sit over the eyes later in the design.

Both ends of the 160 balloon push through the ears so they do not untwist and tie together for security.

Discard the rest of this balloon but use the end for the tail of the dog.

Push one of the ears through the centre of the dogs head.

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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2020, 12:09:34 PM »
Pre stretch the next 260 mocha balloon before you inflate it. Leave between a 6/7 fingers un inflated.
Make a 1.5 finger bubble and twist the balloon around the first 260 mocha you used for the dogs head.

Then make a 1.5 finger spacer bubble and a 1.5 finger pinch twist and loop the 260 over the first 260 balloon.
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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2020, 12:13:02 PM »
Make another 1.5 finger spacer bubble followed by a 1.5 finger pinch twist. Loop the 260 over the first 260.
Do the same again so you have 4 loops for the body of the dog.
Make the first bubble you made for the body of the dog into a pinch twist

Push the loops up tightly to the dogs neck/head.

Make a 2 finger pinch twist in the mocha 260 that comes through the loops at the back.
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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 12:17:46 PM »
Then make a 3 finger bubble and twist this into the 1.5 finger pinch twist on the underside of the dog.
Discard the rest of this balloon.

Add the 160 for the tail, make to size you like. Mine was an 8 finger bubble.

Inflate the next 160 leaving 7 fingers un inflated.
Make a 2.5 finger fold twist and a 1 finger pinch twist for one of the feet.
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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 12:21:53 PM »
Push the 160 between the first and second loop of the body of dog.
Make a 6 finger bubble and then a 1 finger pinch twist.

Twist another 2.5 finger fold twist for the other foot and then make a 3 finger
bubble and twist this around the first pinch twist. For safety I then make
another 3 finger bubble back to the other pinch twist.

Use the rest of this balloon for the rear feet and legs.
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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2020, 12:25:52 PM »
Make a 2.5 finger fold twist followed by another 1 finger pinch twist.
Push the 160 between the third and fourth loops for the body.

Make a 6 finger bubble followed by a 1 finger pinch twist and then a 2.5 finger fold twist for the other foot of the dog.
Then make the 3 finger bubble twisted into the first pinch twist.
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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2020, 12:31:14 PM »
Add the other 3 finger bubble to the other pinch twist for safety.

Hopefully your Chihuahua is looking a little like this.

I have used a 260 for the eyes and nose but a 160 would work just as well.
Make two 1.5 finger bubbles for the eyes with a little bit of slack between the eyes so you can position them.
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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 12:33:35 PM »
Make a 1.5 finger bubble for the nose.

Push the eyes under the two 3 finger 160 bubbles, attach the nose to the two 1.5 finger pinch twists.

You can add some highlights to the eyes with an Edding pen.
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Re: August Model of the Month (Chihuahua)
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 12:35:16 PM »
And your finished Chihuahua.
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