Thursday, July 24, 2014

How to make a 'Puffed Heart' using Qualatex Quick Link Balloons.

Wedding days are filled with love, romance and happiness and what greater symbol of love than a heart!

As many of you know working with the Qualatex Quick Links was a whole new world for me as well as a huge learning curve but an exciting journey, one that I am enjoying very much! I posted my first Quick Link blog last October  'How to make a simple Quick Link Heart for the uninitiated Quick Link users' , this shows how to create 2-dimentional hearts that are perfect for hanging as backdrops at a wedding and other suitable occasions.

When I found out that I was teaching at the 2014 World Balloon Convention earlier this year I decided that I would make it my mission to learn how to create a 3-dimentional 'Puffed Heart' for my Wedding Excellence class and was very happy with the results! Of course hearts are not just for weddings and can be used for many different events such as Valentines, Engagements and Anniversaries!

The heart shown below was created using 12" Quick Links in Rose & Goldenrod and for the connectors I used Caribbean Blue this created a triadic colour harmony, and it looked great!

This heart is quick and easy to make, it took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish using a Precision Air Inflator.

The heart is made up of 2 layers and then brought together with 1 final chain... in total I used 79 Quick Links plus 78 x 5".

The Heart Pattern

Puffed Heart Chains

I have made a short DVD clip that shows you how to construct this great  'Puffed Heart'.

I hope you enjoy making this great heart design! I am really enjoying working with Qualatex Quick Link balloons and hope to share some more great designs with you soon!

Happy Ballooning!


Unknown said...

Thank you Sue, very usefull and the video ist great, will try it next week

Sue Bowler (Marston-Weston) said...

Thank you Tanja! I look forward to seeing a picture of your heart :)

Anonymous said...

i'm super confused by the sizes i'm meant to use. Can I get some help with what exact sizes were used here please and thank you.

mayang said...

Thank you for this. I always wanted to make this.

PattyJacoboSheridan said...

This is amazing Sue thank you to take the time to made this video for everybody Happy Valentine day girl !! <3