Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Learn How to Create Precision Bubbles to Add Value to Your Designs.

Adding small extra details to a design can really increase its value, but the cost to you can be minimal. One of my favourite accent details is to use a chain of precision bubbles, usually made from a 160Q or a 260Q, depending on the design. In this Mother's Day design, I used a chain of bubbles to accentuate the Microfoil® balloon.

Elegant Table Arrangement by Sandra McKeon, CBA
Ad Fab Balloons, in Dublin, Ireland

Sandra McKeon, CBA of Ad Fab Balloons, in Dublin, Ireland used the same technique for her table arrangement designs that she created at the 2016 World Balloon Convention where she was awarded a very well deserved Silver Achievement award.
U.S. Patent No. 6,782,675 No. 7,121,915
If you would like to learn how to inflate a Microfoil balloon inside a Qualatex® Deco Bubble balloon like the design featured above, just click on this LINK.

Mastering this technique is like anything new; it takes practice, practice, and a little more practice! 

Centrepiece design by Brenda Hatch, CBA
Balloon Happy, Arizona, U.S.A.

Precision bubbles are the perfect way to give a visual link to link the base elements to the top of a centrepiece design, without it being visually too heavy or affecting the line of sight across the table.I love the sports theme centrepiece by Brenda Hatch, CBA, of Balloon Happy, Arizona, U.S.A. Brenda uses a 260Q to bring the colour and line from the base through to the top elements.

Here are a few more examples of this technique that I have used on some of my centrepiece designs.

So, if you have been struggling with this technique or it is new to you, it's time to start practicing. I recommend using 160Q balloons when you are learning as they are easier to work with. Always remember to soften the balloon and remove the tension when it starts to get a tight by giving it a little squeeze. This will make the balloon less likely to pop!

Happy Ballooning!


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