OUTSTANDING STAR MadeWithBalloons™

Five pointed star overlaid on circles and squares made with balloons

By Cenário Baloes na Expo parque e festas.(8) AMIGOS DOS BALÕES.

 

Logo of Graphics MadeWithBalloon™ web sitesOUTSTANDING STAR
MadeWithBalloons™

Tiago Miguel da Silva shared this photo from Brazil but the bold, red, white and blue design with the white star in the center looks like something from the USA.

It is clean and neat. It is well lighted and photographed. The balloon sizing and placement are precise. The circles inside the square add variety to the design and help to focus attention toward the central star.

I like the scaling down of balloon sizes as we approach the center.

The white star is just slightly wrinkled and off vertical, but I like the switch to a slick, flat star to contrast with the texture of the balloon backdrop.

 My congratulations go out to the producers in Brazil.  And my encouragement goes out to would-be producers in the USA; “This is a good example to emulate”..

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OTHER RESOURCES

—  Download free graph paper to plan designs of your own.

—  Visit online source for balloon frames to build displays of your own.

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Graham Rouse

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Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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WELCOME TO WBC 2014

"Welcome to world Balloon Convention 2014"  backdrop  MadeWithBalloons™

Marco Antonio Cardenas Rodriguez.

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Logo of Graphics MadeWithBalloon™ web sitesWELCOME MadeWithBalloons™

This picture posted by Marco Antonio Cardenas Rodriguez shows the crew finished and ready for the event to begin. They did a fine job.

The balloon backdrop fills the space from floor to ceiling and the stage from edge to edge. The colors are bright and the construction clean.  

I like the the textured balloon surface. And the choice of balloon pattern works nicely to produce the 90 degree and 45 degree angles of the design.

The overlays for text and Qualatex character tell the story and are well placed. It is often very difficult to position such overlays to read cleanly as if they were printed in place. That is especially the case with such a textured balloon surface.

Congratulations on a job well done!.

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—   “Graphics MadeWithBalloons™ Facebook Group

—   Balloons Walls And Graphics Made Easier and Faster

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OTHER RESOURCES

—  Download free graph paper to plan designs of your own.

—  Visit online source for balloon frames to build displays of your own.

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Graham Rouse

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graphics.madewithballoons.com
Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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BLOWN AWAY BY THIS HURRICANE MadeWithBalloons™

Photo from Lisa Smith Swiger’s post in Qualatex – Lisa Smith Swiger.

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Logo of Graphics MadeWithBalloon™ web sitesBLOWN AWAY!

 Lisa Smith Swiger has captured the spirit as well as the form of the  Hurricane’s team logo in this backdrop.

You cannot get really thin lines and sharp points with balloon dots at this scale, but no one would have trouble recognizing the logo.  

One might even suggest that the textured look of the balloon logo is more like real hurricane weather patterns than the slick, sharp design used in print by the team.

In any case, our congratulations go out to Lisa and her team. I am sure that when the guests arrived they were “BLOWN AWAY BY THIS HURRICANE MadeWithBalloons™”

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OTHER RESOURCES

—  Download free graph paper to plan designs of your own.

—  Visit online source for balloon frames to build displays of your own.

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Graham Rouse

Your Host & Editor
graphics.madewithballoons.com
Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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SAIL INTO THIS SUMMER MadeWithBalloons™

"Sailing Into Summer" MadeWithBalloons™ graphic by Graham and Mary Queen Rouse

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SAIL INTO THIS SUMMER MadeWithBalloons™

This is a delightful graphic for the Spring and Summer season.

It was originally designed by Graham and Mary Queen Rouse for the 2002 International Balloons Arts Convention (IBAC). IBAC was, for 20 years, the annual, premier international balloon convention and the precursor to the World Balloon Convention currently held every other year by Pioneer Balloon Company.

Snapshot of the painting that inspired the "Sailing Into Summer" design MadeWithBalloons™The painting to the left, chosen by Rocky Toomey, was the inspiration for the design above. It was one of a group of paintings reproduced with balloons in Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ balloon frames for the final night gala gallery of balloon art.

The final version (9′ by 12′) was installed for the event (below and to the right) was a simplified version of the design above. 

Installed version of "Sailing Into Summer" design MadeWithBalloons™Many of the “Split Apertures” were sacrificed to save time.

“Split Aperture” refers to filling an opening in the Matrix with more than one balloon so that thinner lines could be drawn and curves smoothed out. They can be very effective but do require extra materials and effort.

You may download free instructions for Split Apertures from this link.  

GETTING BETTER

IBAC 2002 was a great experience and we produced some fine balloon art for the final night gala, but I do wish that we had then the knowledge, skills, balloons and tools we have today. We could have done it all so much more easily and quickly

The Conwin inflators were a great boon then and we still use them today, but the newer versions of the Split Second Dual Sizer are easier to use.

The Rouse Matrix™ we used then was in about the second generation. We are now into the “G-4”, fourth generation. RMS™ G-4 is thinner, lighter, more compact, transluscent, holds balloons better, connects more easily and securely, is easy on the hands, costs less in uninflated dollars and comes in a gazillion variations (well, really only 140+, but that is still a lot).

Double-ended balloons such as Link-O-Loons™ and Quick Link Balloons™ were not around.  Bee bodies (#321 balloons) we available but in only one, small size and limited colors. Link-O-Loons™ were just being developed in Mexico and Australia; and Quick Link Balloons™ were still more than a decade away.

"FAST" illustration / icon for RE-A-L™ Balloon Art techniques with Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load Balloon FramesRouse “Speed Graphics” had not been developed either. 

This “FAST” technique, as we often refer to it, uses strings of double-ended balloons and rolls connected balloons into adjacent openings in Rouse Matrix. With a little practice you should double or quadruple your balloon loading speed.  But, it is possible to get much faster than that as shown in this short video. 

COMBINING ADVANCES

If we had then, the advanced equipment, balloons, expandable frames and FAST techniques of today; we could easily have saved between 50% and 90% of the time we spent loading balloons. And, that would have been a lot of time saved considering the scale of the decorations for the gala.

No telling what marvelous things we might have added to the decor with all those extra man hours.

No telling what marvelous things you might add to your decor or additional profits you might add to your bank account by using these same advances in your balloon work today.

You could SAIL INTO THIS SUMMER MadeWithBalloons™ and come out in the autumn with both a bigger portfolio of designs and a bigger bank balance as well.

We wish you luck and recommend these resources to help you get under way:

RESOURCES

Balloon Walls And Graphics Made Easier & Faster

— Online store for Rouse Matrix balloon frames

Graph Paper for RMS™ Banners to make designs

Conwin inflators and other equipment

Quick Link Balloons™

Link-O-Loons™(select Link-O-Loons™ under “type” in the left hand column).

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Graham Rouse

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Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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THE HAPPY LION MadeWithBalloons™

Photo of balloon gralphic "The Happy Lion MadeWithBalloons™"

(4) AMIGOS DOS BALÕES

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Logo of Graphics MadeWithBalloon™ web sitesTHE HAPPY LION MadeWithBalloons™

Lu Baloes shared this photo of a happy and friendly looking lion MadeWithBalloons™.

It is tightly constructed and neatly done. The over inflated balloons fill out the square grid nicely. The angular camera view hides the remaining holes in the corners.

The image is well lighted and photographed. The colors are rich and well chosen for the scene.

I like the textural variety with the smaller balloons for details and the outline overlays of #260 balloons.

The use of the long black balloons for outlines and details like the whiskers give the image a cartoon character that is fitting for a low resolution picture on this scale.

Congratulations on a job well done!. 

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ANOTHER RESOURCE
It is not clear from the photo what framing was used, but the RMS™ GRIDZ Soft Pak would work well to reproduce this or similar designs using a 6″ square grid format. You may check out GRIDZ at http://www.bvsmall.com/gridz-store .

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Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

 

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THE TAXI HAS ARRIVED

Large, back-lighted graphic of "TAXI" MadeWithBalloons™

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Logo of Graphics MadeWithBalloon™ web sitesTHE TAXI HAS ARRIVED

The guests may still be in the lobby, but the taxi has arrived with decorations for the room. And they look fine.

Tatyana Balanova posted this photo with the large “TAXI” balloon graphic as the focal backdrop. The black text on the glowing yellow makes the sign stand out.

Yet, there is plenty of front light for those at the head table so they do not turn into blank silhouettes. Even the very proper balloon taxi driver shows up well.

The black and yellow color scheme extends nicely into the room with yellow and black floating balloons. Even the white chairs and white head table enjoy accents of yellow fabric. The dinner plates are trimmed in black complete the scene.

It is a nice job and well presented. Congratulations!.

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—   Balloons Walls And Graphics Made Easier and Faster

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OTHER RESOURCES

—  Download free graph paper to plan designs of your own.

—  Visit online source for balloon frames to build displays of your own.

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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

Your Host & Editor
graphics.madewithballoons.com
Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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“QBN” BANNERS MadeWithBalloons™

"QBN" Banners MadeWithBalloons and Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ balloon frames

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Logo of Graphics MadeWithBalloon™ web sitesQBN BANNERS 
MadeWithBalloons™
& RMS™ BANNERS

 

“SKETCH IT, LOAD IT & TRIM IT” is the simple RouseCIPE™ for these banners built at a chapter meeting of the Qualatex Balloon Network.

The designs were sketched out on RMS™ Banner graph paper as shown below.

"QBN" banners layout on RMS™ Banner graph paper

The sketches became the guides for loading the balloons in the two, 3′ square panels used in each of the three (“Q”, “B” & “N”) banners. The dark letters were filled with red balloons and the empty hexagons on the graph paper were filled with white balloons.

Once loaded,standard scissors were used to trim off the extra, unused portion of Matrix. Those are the triangular areas marked as “CUT OUT” on the graph paper.

It is possible to cut out the triangular areas before the balloons are loaded, but it is much safer to do it after the balloons are loaded. At that time it is much easier to see what is “extra” material..

The “QBN” banners were hung for display as you see in the photo above.

LOADING OPTIONS

On this occasion, balloons were loaded using the Rouse classic “SIMPLE” method discussed immediately below. But, there are now four standard methods to choose from depending on what is most important for your event. One is especially “EASY”. Another is especially “FAST”. A fourth is especially “STRONG”. They are explained below.

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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 Rouse 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 the banners above.

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  banners, signs and more MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article:. Get Started with RMS™ Single Layer

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.

"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.

In our case the balloon grids would Rouse Matrix™ Banners. The balloons would be pairs of white and pairs of red balloons.

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system to make your balloon decorating easier when you build banners and other graphics MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Bubbles.

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.

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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 the banners and other marvelous balloon displays stronger. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Layers..

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.

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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 for banners and other terrific displays MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article: Two Steps To Easier & Faster Walls, Murals and Graphics MadeWithBalloons.!

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.

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MORE RESOURCES

  • Purchase RMS™ Banners for this project online at http://www.bvsmall.com/rmsbanners

    • You need only (1) package of two panels to build one of the “QBN” banners . It takes (2) packages to make one of the banners in the “STRONG”, double layer version.
  • Find a Rouse Matrix distributor near you online at http://www.rouseinternational.com/distributors/ ..
  • Download free RMS™ Banner graph paper to plan your design from: from http://www.rouseinternational.com/downloads/pdf/MP-BNR-G4-H-110A-5L-GRAPH.pdf.

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Graham Rouse

Your Host & Editor
graphics.madewithballoons.com
Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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HAPPY 50TH MadeWithBalloons™

"Happy 50th", JustRouseIt™ backdrop wall MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™  "Builder" balloon frames

 

 

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HAPPY  50TH! 
MadeWithBalloons™

It looks like a giant greeting card celebrating 50 years. You could duplicate it for a birthday or wedding anniversary, a class reunion or even the 50th year of a school, business or club.

You could greatly multiply your opportunities for using this design with only a little effort. Simply change the number on the greeting to suit your occasion. 

I especially like the trim of # 260 balloon flowers and grass and the balloon tree around the right hand corner. They help the design come alive beyond a flat graphic.

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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™

Rouse Expand-And-Load technology was used to build this display. As illustrated to the left, it was mostly a matter of expanding the Rouse Matrix™ Builder balloon frames and loading them with balloons.

There were 12, flexible plastic “panels” that came in 6 small packages (9″ x 12″ plastic bags). The thin 8″ by 54″ panels were laid out on tables and connected easily, by hand with built in “connector tabs”.  The plastic sheets were stretched open and  two ends were pinched to the front edge of the tables.

A few rows of balloons inflated 8″ were filled in, then the whole sheet was moved forward across the tables (sort of like paper coming out of a typewriter or computer printer). More rows were filled and moved forward until the whole backdrop was loaded. It sure beats working on the floor or standing on ladders to load balloons in a 11.5′ tall wall.

Three poles were attached with cable ties to the back of the display before it was stood up and placed on bases. The frame is actually lighter than the balloons it holds, so there was little weight to move into place.

The curved installation of the wall added considerably to its strength and stability. 

The balloon flowers, grass and other trimming were added after the main wall was up and in place.

The “SIMPLE” loading technique, described below, was used in this case.  But, you may also want to take a look at the “EASY”. “FAST” and “STRONG” techniques, also described below, before you decide how you build your next project.

 

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

The Rouse 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 the”Happy 50th” giant greeting above.

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 your own giant greeting card or other magnificent displays MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article:. Get Started with RMS™ Single Layer

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.

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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.

In our case the balloon grids would be Rouse Matrix™ Builders. The balloons would be tied in pairs of a color to match their placement in the design.

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system to make your balloon decorating easier when you build your giant greeting card MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Bubbles.

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.

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Illustration/icon of Rouse patented"STRONG" technique for loading balloons in 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 giant greeting cards and other marvelous balloon displays stronger. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Layers..

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.

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Illustration/icon of Rouse patented  "Fast" method of loading balloons in openings of grid frames for balloonsFAST

 

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 for giant greeting cards or other terrific displays MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article: Two Steps To Easier & Faster Walls, Murals and Graphics MadeWithBalloons.!

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.

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MORE RESOURCES

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Graham Rouse

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graphics.madewithballoons.com
Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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MARILYN MONROE MadeWithBalloons™

Andy Worhol's prrtrait of Marilyn Monroe only 12' tall and MadeWithBalloons™

 

MARILYN MONROE
MadeWithBalloons™

Graphics MadeWithBalloons™ logoThis giant mural of Marilyn Monroe was MadeWithBalloons™ in Bangkok, Thailand in October of 2009 as part of the Balloon Art World Challenge event.  You may see the source photo online at Gallery: Bangkok’s Balloon Art World Challenge | CNN Travel

Manon Dudziak designed this portrait and teamed with Alberto Nava to get the job done. Great work. Congratulations!

 

This exhibit of Andy Warhol prints of Marilyn Monroe in London provides a sampling of the images that probably inspired the giant mural of Marilyn MadeWithBalloons™ in Bangkok.

This exhibit of Andy Warhol prints of Marilyn Monroe in London

The balloon portrait was most likely inspired by a famous series of prints by Andy Warhol. A sampling of those prints is shown above in an exhibit in London. This photo comes from a series of image titled “50 years Without Marilyn Monroe”.

 

You get a sense of the scale of the Balloon Art World Challenge portrait in the photo below. The pedestrian on the left is dwarfed by the giant mural MadeWithBalloons™. This picture was originally published online by Tony of ContemporaryNomad.com.

Marilyn Monroe protrait graphic MadeWithBalloons™

 

The photographs show a piece of balloon art that was well conceived and finely executed. It appears that it was built of nested garlands comprised of about 6,500 balloons. About half would be visible from the front and the others hidden behind.

I am curious about the location of the display. There must have been many logistical considerations that I cannot know, but I do wonder about how the experience of the mall visitors might have been changed by a different arrangement.

If the mural were moved even closer to the restricted walkway, then the pedestrians might have felt they were on the front row of a movie theater with a giant Cinemascope screen. Maybe it would have been too intimidating. On the other hand, a part of the intent of such a giant image with such bold, neon colors seems to be it’s demand for attention and insistence that you “wake up” from your wanderings and see something you did not expect. Being closer to the viewer might do that.

What if you were to rotate it 90 degrees so that it faces the long hall?  The image is so simple and strong and large that it would be clear from most any inside distance that was not obstructed. The portrait might grab you as you enter and continue to nag at your thoughts as you move closer from store to store as you shop.

How close would you have to be before you wonder if it be made with balloons? How close would you have to be before you believe it?

What if the balloons on the back side were clear or white and it were lighted from behind for night view like a stained glass window?

My, my, what interesting possibilities to add to the impressive one already in place for this version of “Marilyn Monroe MadeWithBalloons™”

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OTHER RESOURCES

—  Download free graph paper to plan designs of your own.

—  Visit online source for balloon frames to build displays of your own.

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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

Your Host & Editor
graphics.madewithballoons.com
Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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íVIVA MEXICO! MadeWithBalloons™

Flag of Mexico MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ Balloon Frames

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íVIVA MEXICO! 
MadeWithBalloons™

Today is “Cinco de Mayo”, the 5th of May, the time that Mexico celebrates a great military victory. Many flags of Mexico are waving today. But, you do not have to put them away at the end of the day.

You may use this design any time that you want to focus attention upon Mexico, Mexican food, Mexican people and Mexican traditions. 

Just expand the compact and light weight plastic frame (RMS™ Banner) and load it with balloons in three blocks of color; green, white and red. Then, overlay a print of the emblem in the center. 

When you load your balloons, you have four original and effective ways to get the job done. Choose the method that serves your needs best.

Illustration/icon for Rouse patented  "Simple" technique for loading balloons in an aperture frameworkSIMPLE

The Rouse 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 the flag of Mexico.

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  the flag of Mexico and other terrific displays MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article:. Get Started with RMS™ Single Layer

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.

Illustration/icon of Rouse patented "Easy" technique for loading balloons into aperture frameowrksEASY

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.

In our case the balloon grid would be a Rouse Matrix™ Banner. The balloons would be pairs of green, pairs of white and pairs of red balloons.

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system to make your balloon decorating easier when you build the flag of Mexico and other terrific displays MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Bubbles.

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.

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Illustration/icon of Rouse patented"STRONG" technique for loading balloons in 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 the flag of Mexico and other terrific balloon displays stronger. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Layers..

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.

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Illustration/icon of Rouse patented  "Fast" method of loading balloons in openings of grid frames for balloonsFAST

 

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 for the flag of Mexico and other terrific displays MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article: Two Steps To Easier & Faster Walls, Murals and Graphics MadeWithBalloons.!

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.

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MORE RESOURCES

  • Purchase RMS™ Banners for this project online at http://www.bvsmall.com/rmsbanners

    • You need only (1) package of two panels to build the flag of Mexico in a single layer version or (2) packages for the STRONG double layer version.
  • Find a Rouse Matrix distributor near you online at http://www.rouseinternational.com/distributors/ ..
  • Download free RMS™ Banner graph paper to plan your design from: from http://www.rouseinternational.com/downloads/pdf/MP-BNR-G4-H-110A-5L-GRAPH.pdf.

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