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Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« on: April 22, 2016, 12:41:49 PM »
The pictures on the back cover from DVD 7 are not of the best quality.
So I thought I'd look through my folders to see if I could find the originals,
then thought, well I might as well just make them again and re-photograph.
So on the back cover are a bird eating a worm, a motorbike and the flower wrist bracelet
that moves when you walk.

So not sure what ones I will do step by step but will have a look through over the next few days.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 12:42:44 PM »
And all together. I'm going to take the same pictures on a white background in a while to see if that might be better for the new cover design.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 08:41:04 PM »
On the white background, going to have a look at DVD 7 to choose three items to do the step by step on.
These pictures are what is on the back cover, I like the flower bracelet as it has some movement.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2016, 04:59:56 PM »
I'm going to put the instructions up for this wrist bracelet that has a little movement.
I used to make this a lot many years back but forgot about it, it did make it onto DVD 7,
Live form Holland. I think this is pretty usable in the real world.

I have made this in two different ways and will explain both.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 11:46:46 AM »
Here we go then with details about the bracelet flower,
I will be describing two ways to make this so please read through first to decide which one you would prefer to make.

So to make this one in the picture,
Inflate a 160 leaving 8 fingers un-inflated, make a 2 finger fold twist followed by a 1 finger pinch twist.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 11:48:35 AM »
You then need to make seven more 2 finger fold twists.

You can just have a six fold twist base, it might be easier the first few times you make this.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2016, 11:49:55 AM »
Now with the same balloon you need three 3 finger fold twists.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 11:52:18 AM »
Take a green 160 for the stem and centre of the flower, inflate for a 2 finger bubble.

I put a knot at both ends, it makes it easier to tie the balloon.

Make a 1 finger bubble at both ends and tie into a loose knot so the bubble is roundish.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2016, 11:53:34 AM »
Tie into two and attach to the base of the flower.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2016, 11:56:07 AM »
The flowers are made form a 260 balloon, inflate approx. half way.
Twist two 2 finger bubbles.
Run the balloon over the centre of these two bubbles which turns then into two pinch twists.

You could make two separate 2 finger pinch twists if you preferred, I like to do it this way.

Then make another 2 finger pinch twist and tie securely around the other two pinch twists.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2016, 11:58:42 AM »
You do not have to add these extra bubbles now, the flower would sit OK like this.

I do make it with these extra bubbles though.
Twist two half finger bubbles and secure the balloon around the pinch twists.

I then take the balloon over the centre of these two bubbles to form two more very small pinch twists.

Hopefully your flower is looking a little like this?
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2016, 12:00:33 PM »
Attach the flower to the stem.

It might not stand up right as in the first picture, it's top heavy.
Just wrap the lower stem around the bracelet section a couple of times till it sits
upright as in the second picture.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2016, 12:16:24 PM »
To make version two of the flower, make the eight petal base. Deflate the rest of the balloon,  
and leave the excess, you need this to tie the lower section of the stem onto the base.

Inflate the centre of the 160 green, before you inflate this stretch the centre section to weaken it a little.
Hold your hand over the first section of the 160 and the centre should inflate, there is a little knack with this
so please try it a few times.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2016, 12:19:00 PM »
Tie a knot at both ends and make a 1 finger bubble at each end like I explained previously.

You should have approx. a 9 finger length of inflated 160, twist a 3 finger fold twist
in the centre of the balloon and then double the stem back from both sides to make the
other two 3 finger fold twists.
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Re: Graham Lee DVD 7 Step by Step
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2016, 12:22:34 PM »
Attach the base to the flower stem by wrapping the excess of the pink over the stem base a few times.
Add the flowers as made and explained previously.
You may need to adjust the length of the stem so the flower sits up and is not too top heavy.
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