TIKI ISLAND GETAWAY MadeWithBalloons™
This vignette of Tiki mask and palm trees was made with balloons and Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load balloon grid frames. It was set at the entrance to greet guests for the Island Getaway party at a Qualatex Event in France some years back.
A larger stage setting inside the hall included a larger version of the mask at center stage adjacent the volcano. The evening included some exotic food. It also included performances hatched in the exotic imaginations of balloon artists from around Europe. .
Tiki Masks Designs (5′ & 8″)
Select the picture below to download the designs. TikiMaskDesigns5FT-8FT
TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN
(1) SKETCH, LOAD & TRIM
You get a good idea of how to make your own custom shapes like logos or these masks from this article online: HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM SHAPED LOGO MadeWithBalloons™ – IT’S EASY AS (1), (2), (3). In our case the basic designs are already done for you above. But, you may prefer to make your own designs. In that case download RMS Banner graph paper and use it to lay out your ideas.
It takes four RMS™ Banner panels (2 packages) to make the 5′ design and eight panels (4 packages) to make the 8′ design .
.(2) RouseAPPS™ SPLIT APERTURE Techniques.
Some openings in the designs above are half the size of most of the openings. You will find Rouse “split aperture” techniques especially helpful for creating and filling these smaller openings.
Select the pictures below to download split aperture instructions.
.(3) RouseAPPS™ SIMPLE Technique
The balloons were loaded in pairs for the mask projects with one balloon of each pair being rolled into adjacent openings in the frames. This is a patented technique for use exclusively with official Rouse branded balloon grid frames. It worked beautifully for this project. See the three minute video below for details on how to make it work for you..
(4) RouseAPPS™ FAST Technique
As good as the SIMPLE technique is, there is now one even better technique when you have long rows of balloons to be loaded. This would have worked especially well on the larger of the two masks, but double-ended balloons (Quick Link Balloons™) were not available in 2007.
The Rouse patented FAST Technique (“Speed Graphics”) uses strings of double-ended balloons. Each balloon in a string is rolled into the next adjacent opening in a row of openings in the Rouse -Expand-And-Load™ (R-E-A-L™) balloon grid frame.
Loading balloons in long strings is much faster than loading in singles or in pairs. As an added benefit, each balloon is anchored on two ends to another balloon. The result is a display that is more secure.as well as faster to construct.
Here is how it is done:
Now you know how to make your own masks, (1) sketch your design on RMS Banner graph paper, (2) get some RMS Banners (3) load balloons according to your plans (4) Cut away the extra Matrix with scissors. (5) Share pictures right here in the “Leave A Reply” section below.
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