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Feb 19

PORTRAIT OF KATE MadeWithBalloons™

This portrait MadeWithBalloons™ in Rouse Matrix™ is based upon a photo of Kate Upton in Sports Illustrated, February of 2013.

This portrait MadeWithBalloons™ in Rouse Matrix™ is based upon a photo of Kate Upton in Sports Illustrated, February of 2013.

 

Logo of Graphics MadeWithBalloon™ web sitesKATE UPTON fills the cover of the February 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. This portrait MadeWithBalloons™, however, is based upon a photo inside the magazine.

Kate’s direct look and soft smile engage the reader in a friendly way that is appealing. I hope she also appeals to you in this low resolution, gray scale image #MadeWithBalloons™ #RouseMatrix™ and #RouseAPPS™ patented techniques (Learn more about RouseAPPS Techniques and ways you can use them with other brands and type #BalloonGrids at http://rouseapps.com .)

Readers with a technical interest may enjoy these details:

BALLOONS:

  • (1,044)  Black
  • ( 0631)  White
  • ( 0501)  Off White
  • ( 0214)  Light Gray
  • ( 0325)  Medium Gray
  • ( 0275)  Dark Gray
  • (2,990)  TOTAL

The scale of Kate and similar constructions will vary with the balloons used, the inflation size and, of course, the grid size.  Popular, square grids like RMS™square grids are 6″ on a side and would produce a Portrait Of Kate 33 feet tall.

Many more options are available for framing “Kate” and other graphics MadeWithBalloons™.

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RE-A-L™ illustration and logo for Rouse Expand-And-Load™ patented technology for Balloon art using Rouse Matrix ™ balloon framesRE-A-L™

(REAL) Rouse Expand-And-Load™ patented technology is the basis for the Rouse Matrix™ brand of balloon frames. 

These frames are lighter weight, more compact, more flexible,  more versatile, and lower cost than any competitive, professional brand. They come in more sizes, shapes and grid patterns. Plus they include configurations to hold  more balloon sizes, shapes and types than any other professional system.

The basic concept is quite simple: “Expand the frame & load the balloons”.

Beyond the basics, Rouse Matrix balloon frames offer additional, exclusive, proprietary technologies.  These Rouse original techniques make many forms of balloon decorating SIMPLE”, “EASY”, “FAST”, “STRONG”.

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"SIMPLE" illustration and logo for Rouse Expand-And-Load™ patented SIMPLE technology for Balloon art using Rouse Matrix ™ balloon framesSIMPLE

The RouseAPPS™ patented, “SIMPLE” way of filling out your design is to tie round balloons in pairs and then roll them into adjacent openings in the Rouse frame.

This cuts the number of balloons needed in half and greatly simplifies the planning and installation tasks compared to traditional nested garland (precision wall) techniques for building balloon graphics like Kate.

You tie only once to seal two balloons. You reach into your supply of prepared balloons only once for two balloons. When you load one balloon, the next balloon is right there and ready to load as well. Your display  requires half the number of balloons of more traditional nested garland techniques, yet you may set it up for viewing from both sides if you like.

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system to simplify your balloon decorating. Use it for  portraits like this one of Kate or for other terrific displays MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article:. Get Started with RMS™ Single Layer .

It focuses on popular RMS™ honeycomb grids, but the same principles apply to RMS™ square grids.

You get a bonus when you purchase official Rouse Matrix™ balloon frames. There is no need for special permission or separate written license to use this proprietary technique. The license to use this technique with RMS™ is automatically granted as a part of the Rouse Matrix™ purchase. Learn more about RouseAPPS Techniques and ways you can use them with other brands and type #BalloonGrids at http://rouseapps.com .

Here is a brief demonstration of RouseAPPS™ SIMPLE technique using RMS™ Banners.



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"EASY" illustration and logo for Rouse Expand-And-Load™ patented EASY technology for Balloon art using Rouse Matrix ™ balloon framesEASY

The Rouse patented, “EASY” way of filling out your design is to tie the neck of two, inflated, double-ended balloons together. Then tie the opposite ends together. Then push one of the pair through an appropriate opening in a balloon grid. Repeat this process until you have filled out your design.

This technique is so easy that we have had children as young as 8 years and a spunky neighbor of 94 produce great results with it.

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system to make your balloon decorating easier when you build portraits like Kate or other terrific displays MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Bubbles.

The article focuses on popular RMS™ honeycomb grids, but the same principles apply to RMS™ square grids.

You get a bonus when you purchase official Rouse Matrix™ balloon frames. There is no need for special permission or separate written license to use this proprietary technique. The license to use this technique with RMS™ is automatically granted as a part of the Rouse Matrix™ purchase. Learn more about RouseAPPS Techniques and ways you can use them with other brands and type #BalloonGrids at http://rouseapps.com .

Here is a brief demonstration of RouseAPPS EASY technique using RMS™ Banners.

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"STRONG" illustration / icon for RE-A-L™ Balloon Art techniques with Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load Balloon FramesSTRONG

The Rouse patented, “STRONG” way of filling out your design is to tie round balloons neck to neck in pairs. Then, insert one balloon of the pair into the first balloon frame. Repeat until you whole design is filled out. Then, overlay a second and matching balloon frame. Pull each of the second balloons up and into matching openings of the second balloon frame on top.

This method is popular, because it is “forgiving” of small mistakes in centering the balloons and because it makes a display about 20 times as strong (stiff) as a comparable single layer version. It is plenty strong and light enough to suspend from above and still hold its shape. 

It also gives more volume to the display and provides a space between layers of balloons that is perfect for hiding reinforcing rods or poles if you prefer to stand it on the floor.

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system to make your balloon displays stronger. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Layers.

The article focuses on popular RMS™ honeycomb grids, but the same principles apply to RMS™ square grids..

You get a bonus when you purchase official Rouse Matrix™ balloon frames. There is no need for special permission or separate written license to use this proprietary technique. The license to use this technique with RMS™ is automatically granted as a part of the Rouse Matrix™ purchase. Learn more about RouseAPPS Techniques and ways you can use them with other brands and type #BalloonGrids at http://rouseapps.com .

Here is a brief demonstration of RouseAPPS STRONG technique using RMS™ Banners.

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"FAST" illustration / icon for RE-A-L™ Balloon Art techniques with Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load Balloon FramesFAST

The Rouse patented, “FAST” way of filling out your design is to tie strings of double-ended balloons together. Load the balloons of each string into a row of adjacent openings in the balloon frame.

With a little practice, you will likely double or quadruple your loading speed. With even more practice you might approach our current world record of 52 balloons in 45 seconds. Yes, 45 seconds. That is a rate of over 4,000 balloons loaded per hour!

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system. You will speed up your balloon decorating. Read this article: Two Steps To Easier & Faster Walls, Murals and Graphics MadeWithBalloons.

The article focuses on popular RMS™ honeycomb grids, but the same principles apply to RMS™ square grids.

You get a bonus when you purchase official Rouse Matrix™ balloon frames. There is no need for special permission or separate written license to use this proprietary technique. The license to use this technique with RMS™ is automatically granted as a part of the Rouse Matrix™ purchase. Learn more about RouseAPPS Techniques and ways you can use them with other brands and type #BalloonGrids at http://rouseapps.com .

Here is a brief demonstration of RouseAPPS FAST technique using RMS™ Banners.

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MORE RESOURCES

  • Purchase RMS­™ square grids (6″ squares).  They are are available as “GRIDZ Soft Pak” online at http://www.bvsmall.com/gridzstore .

  • Purchase RMS™ honeycomb grid Banners for balloons inflated 4″ online at http://www.bvsmall.com/rmsbanners
  • .Purchase RMS™ honeycomb grid Builders for balloons inflated 8″ online at http://www.bvsmall.com/builder .

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Thanks for joining me this time. Do come again for more “Balloon Imagination On Display™” here at “Graphics MadeWithBalloons™ Blog.


Graham Rouse

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Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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Graham is the owner of Rouse Technologies LLC, Clemson, SC USA.

    • He has 30+ years professional experience in the balloon industry.
    • He produces, publishes, exhibits and teaches balloon arts worldwide.
    • He has 5 patents on technologies for balloon professionals.
    • He is the creator of seminal innovations for the balloon industry:
      • (1) structuring balloon sculptures from inside
      • (2) building balloon displays with aperture frameworks
      • (3) manufacturing film balloons in connected series.
    • Graham's companies manufacture, distribute, teach and support Rouse Matrix brand, Expand-and-Load frameworks for balloons.

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