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Title: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 07, 2016, 11:09:44 PM
Balloon Review 155 - Cutie Dolls by Nifty Balloons - Shana Brenion

Available from http://www.balloon-animals.com/catalog/ ... cts_id=106 (http://www.balloon-animals.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=106) priced at 35 US dollars.

Nifty Balloons is a leader in top quality and original balloon designs which enhance your overall reputation as an artist and are made for real-world entertaining. This is a collection of cutie princess designs which are impressive and yet can be made in real-time for line work and restaurants.

The video and sound quality is excellent, the teaching clear and concise and nothing on this collection will pose too much trouble to the average balloon twister.

Let's see what we have here....
Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 07, 2016, 11:16:36 PM
BRIAR ROSE

To be honest my knowledge of Disney Princesses is a little limited and I have absolutely no idea who Briar Rose is! However, this model teaches you the basic design which nearly all the princesses are based upon. The heart for the skirt and a 350Q for the body gives a nice chunky feeling to the design. The head is supported on top of the body by a tying technique which keeps it firmly in place.

Putting this first model together you can see it is very modular and so can be easily changed by varying colours and hair design.

Really nice - you can I see I wasn't brave enough to draw a face!

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: zozoo on June 08, 2016, 06:53:56 AM
I really like this design and will be making lots this weekend :) Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: Danny the Idiot on June 08, 2016, 09:30:57 AM
Its really worth investing in this DVD Download.

There are lots of tips, tricks and advice on how to make these balloons efficiently and quickly as well as techniques to make it look the best you can.

If you are a reasonable twister you can work out how to make this without buying BUT supporting artists who create these downloads/ DVDs is important not only to encourage them to come up with new stuff and but also reward them for doing so. On this download Shana shows you how to make all the different Disney princesses with all the colours, hairstyles and its a really good purchase.
Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 08, 2016, 08:30:58 PM
ARIEL (HUMAN)

Based on the first design this one has shoulders and slightly more complicated hair.  Attaching the head and keeping the shoulders in place was a little tricky. Perfect also as a generic Princess design.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 08, 2016, 08:32:56 PM
SNOW WHITE

The best one so far - instantly recognisable simply by the choice of colours. The hair is slightly different and the bow looks lovely on top. A brilliant design.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 08, 2016, 08:36:29 PM
BELLE

This one is the most complex so far. The head and hair design is really good especially the top of the hair. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully to secure everything in place. Not the quickest cutie doll to make but worth the extra effort if you have the time.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 08, 2016, 08:40:33 PM
TIANA

Again very similar to the other designs but this one has a small crown mounted on top. It sits perfectly with the way to hair is constructed. I don't know who Tiana is... but I showed this to a young girl yesterday who instantly shouted the characters name!

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 08, 2016, 08:41:58 PM
CINDERELLA

A lovely Cinderella - very cute!

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: Lee Reilly on June 10, 2016, 06:29:23 PM
I bought this tutorial and love the designs. I had to go and get a load of new balloons as I didn't have very many 350's and hearts but glad I did. I have made a few of these for friends and not used them for line work yet, but I can see them being very popular.
Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 10, 2016, 11:18:00 PM
PRINCESS ANNA

An extremely popular Frozen character. Love the hair spirals and I added an extra balloon at the back of the head. Shana does add a white strand of hair to one side but I didn't bother. This one has a simple cape as well.

Definitely one I will be using.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 10, 2016, 11:20:11 PM
ELSA

The first princess design not to use a heart shaped dress. This means Elsa can be added to a hairband. I used the advanced version of the hair which is great if you have a little extra time. I guarantee once you have made this one at a party it will be all you will be making the whole time.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 14, 2016, 08:15:27 PM
JASMINE

A different style as this one does not use a heart for the dress. Princess Jasmine wears trousers hence the 260Q for the legs. The most impressive part of this design is the front section of the hair. I won't giveaway Shana's secret but this is simply brilliant. Make sure the front two bubbles and the perfect size (mine are slight too large) - this is so cool. This has to be one of my favourite princess designs.

Unlike the heart, this princess can be mounted onto a party cup, bracelet or headband (if she isn't too tall).

Really good.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 14, 2016, 08:18:04 PM
AERIAL

A cuddly version of the popular mermaid. A 321Q makes the perfect tail. Everything else here is the same as the other princesses. I usually make Buster Balloons mermaid design for walkabout entertainment but I feel I will be sneaking this one in now and again.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 14, 2016, 08:20:30 PM
MULAN

A not so popular Princess but I loved the movie. I wasn't sure if anyone would recognise this design but I posted it on my facebook page and she was identified fairly quickly. The arm section is the best here. Could easily pass as a japanese geisha or something like that.

I like it.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 18, 2016, 11:38:33 AM
MULAN

Possibly my least favourite of all the designs but an interesting concept of attaching legs via a marriage twist to the dress. It is important that the amount of uninflated balloon on top of the legs is just the right amount so the dress is the right length.

Everything else is the standard princess design.

Of course with such skinny legs she won't stand upright on her own.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 18, 2016, 11:57:17 AM
MERITA

I think this character is from the movie Brave. Standard design holding a small bow. I don't this will be a popular choice with kids.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on June 19, 2016, 09:48:18 AM
Two princesses to go - just need to order a couple of colours I don't have in stock...
Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on July 10, 2016, 03:15:22 PM
RAPUNZEL

Instantly recognisable with her long hair this rapunzel is very nice. Build using the same principles as the other dolls just with long hair and a nice little flower.

Really nice.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on July 10, 2016, 03:18:18 PM
AURORA

Not a princess I know but one of the quick and basic ones to make. The only addition here is a small gold tiara.

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Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on July 10, 2016, 03:21:50 PM
SUMMARY

A wonderful set of designs and techniques that will allow you to create just about every princess there is and those that will appear in the future.

With most of them being mounted on hearts it does make them difficult to mount on headbands or wear as a bracelet so in these instances I have switched the skirts to be rounds and twisted a sidewall bubble at the base for joining to a flower.

I then use this flower to mount the Princess onto a cup or headband.

Another quality production from Shana and I highly recommend the investment.
Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: zozoo on July 10, 2016, 06:01:32 PM
I completely agree Nippy!!

I just did an order of 26 princesses. My biggest order yet, they went down a treat! Thank you :D
Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on July 10, 2016, 07:17:03 PM
Your artwork is brilliant - well done - can i be cheeky and ask how much you charged per Princess?
Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: zozoo on July 10, 2016, 08:37:07 PM
Aww thank you! I charged £3.50 per balloon... I'm really not good at pricing yet as I had nothing to compare to. I charge a lot less than I should for all of mine but I've already said my prices will be increasing. What do you think they should be???
Title: Re: 155 - CUTIE DOLLS BY SHANA BRENION - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
Post by: nippy99 on July 11, 2016, 05:27:39 PM
Yes £3.50 is what I charge for a bulk order. That seems a fair price to me :-)