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Title: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 29, 2016, 07:56:52 PM
The Owl will be the competition for June, all orders will have a complimentary bag of balloons with enough to make the Owl
and a few spare. I will post the step by step instructions asap.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 12:42:03 PM
This is the complimentary pack people will receive with orders.
As usual I have put some spares in just in case.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 12:47:57 PM
So to start we inflate a blush 260 leaving 5 fingers un-inflated.
Push the air along a little to make it softer and make a 1 finger bubble followed by a large 4 finger fold twist.

Then make another 4 finger fold twist to match the first.
You then need a 6 finger bubble followed by a 2 finger pinch twist.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 12:48:39 PM
You then make three more 6 finger bubbles back and forth from the pinch twist to the two 4 finger fold twists.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 12:49:09 PM
Now at this point you have a choice, I use the remainder of the balloon and put a 2 finger bubble
in the end of the balloon and wrap this around the bottom pinch twist. I push the top of the bubble in
between the two outer bubbles and have a larger tummy section protruding nearer the lower section of the owl.
You can once you have four 6 finger bubbles discard the rest of this 260 balloon and use an alternating colour
to make the tummy.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 12:51:40 PM
Inflate the white 260 half way and twist two 3 finger bubbles.
Then make another two three finger bubbles for the other eye,
try to leave a little slack of the balloon between each eye, do not tie this tight.

I put the centre section at the back of the head and pull the eyes around to the
front before inserting into the fold twists.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 12:56:04 PM
Inflate the 160, in the packs I have sent a blush but made it from a mocha here on the instructions.
Leave 6 fingers un-inflated, now you could make the eyebrows and wings before finishing the body
of the owl but I prefer to make it this way.

Twist two 5 finger fold twists and wrap these into the two eye fold twists on the 260 balloon.
Make sure these are wrapped around a couple of times securely.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 12:57:17 PM
You then need a 1 finger spacer bubble from the fold twists to the 1 finger pinch twist,
(You are unable to see this in the picture)
From the pinch twist you need a 6 finger and a 5 finger bubble, this make the wing look a little curved.

Do the same again for the other wing, a 6 finger and 5 finger bubble secured around the pinch twist.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 01:00:21 PM
You have to now push one set of wings through the 260, this is why I did mention earlier you might
prefer to make the wings and then measure the body around the wings after.

Use a section of the 160 coral and make approx. a 3 finger and 2 finger bubble for the beak.
I think mine was slightly smaller but proportion it to the design you have.

Attach securely around the two eye fold twists.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 01:01:43 PM
The rest of the coral 160 you will need to make two 4 finger fold twists and attach these around the bottom pinch twist.

Then add some artwork.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 01:05:10 PM
The view of the back of the owl, and one made with a mocha tummy.
I think the owl is proportioned nicely but you might prefer to have a shorter tubbier body and slightly bigger eyes.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 30, 2016, 01:06:04 PM
If you fancied a bigger eyed owl,
make the eyes two 5 finger fold twists and the body 4 fingers in length rather than 6 fingers,
it does make pushing the wings through a little more tricky though so perhaps make the body around the wings.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: BubblyMaths on May 30, 2016, 04:03:49 PM
Fantastic Graham! Thanks for posting the instructions.... How do you make the stick?
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Fairylilylou on June 02, 2016, 12:48:16 PM
Well, no amount of 'try drawing a waistcoat on it' or 'put some buttons on' will be able to pretty this disaster up. Back to the drawing board with this one. Unless you were after a owl mogwai mongrel mix I'll get back to pumping some new balloons up!

 :lol:  :roll:  :lol:
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: nippy99 on June 02, 2016, 07:01:04 PM
A great effort Lilylou - you have the basic structure in place just need to play around with balloon sizing... give it another go... you are almost there. It certainly isn't the disaster you say it is!
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Donnie on June 03, 2016, 12:47:10 PM
This is my attempt at an owl, thanks for the instructions! I changed the colours a bit and tried to jazz the branch up a little haha. I was trying to make it look cute but I think the owl just looks angry all the time haha
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Kenny on June 06, 2016, 11:41:47 AM
I see the bottom of a face in that design Graham!!
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: nippy99 on June 08, 2016, 08:23:28 PM
I really love this design - thanks for sharing Graham

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Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: zozoo on June 25, 2016, 10:20:47 AM
Thanks Graham for yet another great delivery! I must admit I struggled with the wings...Not sure why. So I just..Well...Winged it!  :D I still can't turn the photo  :oops:
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: BongoBalloons on June 29, 2016, 07:26:45 PM
Here's mine
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on July 02, 2016, 09:37:32 AM
The draw for the June "Owl" completion will take place on 8th July so you still have a few more days to enter.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on July 07, 2016, 12:17:07 PM
Today is your last chance to enter the Owl competition, we will be drawing the winner tomorrow.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: magirob on July 07, 2016, 03:49:26 PM
Here is my last minute entry
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on July 08, 2016, 10:05:22 AM
Thanks to the six people who entered this month, just off to put names in a hat to pick out the winner.
Be back in a minute.
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: Graham Lee on July 08, 2016, 10:08:09 AM
And Lyn picked out..............bongo balloons, congratulations.

Off to check what DVD's you can pick from.

This is the list, we have books and DVD's,

BOOKS
Addi Somekh book x 2
Mother Goofs, Mr Rainbow
More Marvelous Miniatures, Linda Berman
One Balloon Handbook, Captain Visual
Famous Cartoon Balloons, Captain Visual
Air Heads and Heart Breakers, Captain Visual
Gospel Clown Skits, Ralph Dewey


DVD's
Parick van de Ven, Personal Favourites
Squeek and Easy, Alberto Nava
Guido and Dennis, Blossoms x 3
Twisted Critters Vol 2 Patricia Bunnell
Doves Angel, Maryline Fossey
Bracelets 11, Niko Fric

Twisted Mind, Hans Siemons CD ROM
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: nippy99 on July 08, 2016, 11:20:38 AM
Congrats Bongo...

Thanks Lyn - I will remember this next time you ask to have a go of my spinning plate!  :roll:
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: magirob on July 08, 2016, 11:22:40 AM
Well done Bongo :)
Title: Re: June Competition (Owl)
Post by: BongoBalloons on July 14, 2016, 08:03:59 PM
:D

Can I have "More Marvelous Miniatures, Linda Berman" please.

I need to order some extra supplies, so you might as well send it when I get the order in!

Thanks

Colin

P.S.  Off now to update my "Award Winning" signature ;)