Monday, October 22, 2012

Balloon Distortion Techniques Part 2

Making those amazing faces!

For the past few years, I have seen more and more detailed faces using the distortion technique!

Masako Normura

The detail in Masako Normura, CBA of FuwaFuwa, Japan, sculpture, was awesome, we all studied the Geisha face with huge admiration! Masako's sculpture came second in the Large balloon sculpture category at the World Balloon Convention 2010.

Masako created another great large sculpture a WBC 2012, she used many different distortion techniques in this sculpture.

Masako Nomura
Masako Nomura, CBA

Today, many balloon artists are using a similar technique in their everyday work...

Here are some amazing ghosts heads made by PartyFiesta Shop, by positioning several balloons inside a bigger balloon these amazing faces can be created!

Party Fiesta
Partyfiesta Shop, CBA, Italy

This Witch was created by Mike Harris, CBA of For Every Occasion, the face detail is so good! Mike used a Nikoloon Tool to make the face.

Mike harris
Witch by Mike Harris CBA
Mike Harris
Witches Face by Mike Harris CBA

Mike Harris
Witches Face by Mike Harris CBA

Many of you may know Niko Fric, CBA. Niko has designed a tool called the Nikoloon Tool which allows you to do many fantastic things with latex balloons.

Nikoloon Tool

He has a great website filled with information, pictures and step by step guides! Here are a few of the faces that he has created using the distortion technique and Nikoloon tool!

Niko Fric
By Niko Fric CBA

Niko Fric
By Niko Fric CBA

Niko Fric
By Niko Fric CBA
Here is his guide to making a face... but visit his website to see these instructions and more in greater detail! Niko will ship the 'Nikoloon' anywhere in the world... free shipping!
Niko Fric

There are many different techniques used to create distortion with balloons, in the Part 3 of this blog I will show some simple ways to create shaped faces... but like anything, it is practise and experimenting that makes perfect results! Do you remember when you first tried to tie a balloon! Don't expect to make the perfect face the first time you try :)

Happy Ballooning!



Magic Baloni said...

Thank you, Sue!

Sue Bowler (Marston-Weston) said...

Thank you Niko! I think with the Nikoloon Tool and your instructions we will be seeing many more great detailed faces in the future! Thank you Niko!

Unknown said...

I've been trying to figure out the name of this tool to purchase. Thank You!

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Please how can I buy it in Mexico?

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