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February Model of the Month (Love Heart)
« on: January 31, 2021, 02:55:28 PM »
I was going through some older designs and was going to have Yoda as model of the month..............
Then realised Yoda was model of the month a while back in September 2018.
That did make me laugh  ;D

https://www.balloonchat.co.uk/model-of-the-month/september-model-of-the-month-(yoda)/

Then thought we could have the new Rose design I have just made but I'm still working
on that and as its new it will go through a few changes over the coming weeks.

So I have gone for a simple design but one I really do love, "The Love Heart"
I made this for the first time at an American convention a couple of years back, possibly 2017?
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Re: February Model of the Month (Love Heart)
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2021, 02:56:32 PM »
A couple of ideas to add to the design.
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Re: February Model of the Month (Love Heart)
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 12:29:09 PM »
This is what will come in the complimentary packs with all orders for this month.
I will add two of each balloon so you have some spares.
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Re: February Model of the Month (Love Heart)
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 12:30:28 PM »
Here we go then with the instructions for the "Love Heart"

Inflate the 260 leaving 6/7 fingers un-inflated.
On this one I made 4 finger fold twists but on the one above they were just 3 finger fold twists.
Decide what size you prefer and make six fold twists all the same size.
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Re: February Model of the Month (Love Heart)
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 12:32:26 PM »
Once you have six fold twists make a 1.5 finger pinch twist for the underside of the base.
Discard the rest of the balloon.
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Re: February Model of the Month (Love Heart)
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 12:36:26 PM »
Inflate fully the Red 260 and tie in a knot. Make the 260 pretty firm as this will help with the shape of the heart later.
If you have an electric pump or one stroke floor pump the balloon will inflate really smooth with no ridges.

Attach this from the underside of the base.

Inflate the 160 Red and leave approx 6 fingers un-inflated.
Make two 1.5 finger pinch twists.
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Re: February Model of the Month (Love Heart)
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2021, 12:41:40 PM »
Pull the 260 down into a heart shape and then loop the 160 around the 260 centre and tie back into the two pinch twist.
The bubble around the 260's is approx a 10 finger bubble, make sure its a nice snug fit.

Make a 1 finger spacer bubble followed by a 1.5 finger pinch twist.
Make another approx 10 finger bubble and wrap this around the
centre of the 260's and tie back into the single pinch twist.
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Re: February Model of the Month (Love Heart)
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2021, 12:53:24 PM »
Make another 1 finger spacer bubble in the 160 and twist back into the 2 pinch twists,
this is to just make a stronger connection between the two loops.
Discard the rest of the 160 balloon.

You now need to twist the top section/middle of the heart back in on itself to form the heart shape.
To get the heart to sit nicely you do need to gently manipulate the 260 a little so you get the desired look.

The lower 160 loop is usually approx 3/4 fingers above the bottom of the centre of the heart.

Hope it worked out OK for you.
You can add to the heart with perhaps a little Teddy design or a Rose as I have above
especially as its coming up for Valentines day soon.

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Re: February Model of the Month (Love Heart)
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2021, 09:28:53 AM »
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