July Model of the Month (Swan)

Started by Graham Lee, June 29, 2024, 03:46:55 PM

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Graham Lee

We have gone with an updated version of the Swan for the July model of the month.

This is what we will be putting in with the orders for July so people can make.
I'm also filming this next week for my Facebook tutorial page if you would like to join?
The page is called "A Balloon Club" please send me an email or PM for details, thanks xx.
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Inflate the 350 White to 6 fingers un-inflated, make an 8 finger bubble followed by a 2/3 finger pinch twist.
Then make another 8 finger bubble and a 3 finger pinch twist.
Attach the knot of the balloon tightly around this second pinch twist to secure.
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Make a 5/6 finger bubble and a 3/4 finger bubble depending on how large you would like the rear section of the Swan to look.
Twist this around the second pinch twist, deflate the rest of the 350 balloon.
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Before inflating the White 260 pre-stretch the balloon, then inflate leaving 4 fingers un-inflated.
Then before twisting the balloon pull and stretch the balloon through your hand so that you can make the head/neck/wings
all from the one balloon. (You can always use a second balloon if you would like things to be a little longer and bigger)

Make a 4 finger bubble followed by a 1.5 finger pinch twist, then make another 4 finger bubble and
twist this around the knot of the balloon securely a couple of times.

The next bubble is 5 fingers for the top section of the head.
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Twist the 5 finger bubble for the top section of the head into the pinch twist.

For the neck make a 10/12 finger bubble, mine here was 12 fingers and twist this to the front pinch twist of the Swan's body.
Then tie the end of the balloon securely around the same pinch twist so you have a large loop.
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Twist the large loop equally in half for each of the Swan's wings. Wrap the centre twist around the rear pinch twist to secure.
I then twisted from the rear pinch twist a 4 finger bubble on each side for the shape of the wings.
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The back of the Swan view for the wings.

For the beak inflate the 160 Orange half way, make a 3 finger fold twist.
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Then make two 2 finger bubbles which will be twisted into pinch twists.
You then need a small 1 finger bubble,
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Twist the 1 finger bubble into a pinch twists, this sits underneath the beak to help it all sit nicer.
Deflate the rest of the 160 balloon.

Get the end of the White 260 and wrap this tightly around the pinch twists of the beak to get a really tight secure connection.
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Inflate the Black 160 with just a small 1/2 to 1 finger bubble and tie in a loose knot so it looks round.
Tie this into the top of the Orange beak section.

Inflate the Black 160 again and make a maximum 2 finger bubble for the eyes.
I do tie another knot the other side of the bubble as this helps when splitting the 2 finger bubble into two 1 finger bubbles.
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Make a few twists so there is some excess un-inflated 160 between the eyes as in pic 28.
Tie the other ends together loosely, push the eyes into place on the Swan's head.

And there is your Swan all finished, hope the Swan design is useful and good luck with making.
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I do have a tutorial Facebook page now called "A Balloon Club" the ABC of twisting.
There are over 50 tutorials posted at the moment and we are adding new one's every week.
You can join for a small yearly donation, £10/20 or if feeling generous you can add both options to the basket  ;)

Any questions then please ask away or this is the link for a donation, https://balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/workshops/
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