For me, January started with a wonderful trip to Israel with Elisa Helman, of Balloonland, Jerusalem's annual training event, along with Keith Stirman and Dom Cassidy, aka the Balloon Brothers!
|Air-Filled Entrance Arch - by Sue Bowler as featured in Sue's Balloon Decor 1 DVD|
'Treb Heining is the man responsible for invented the balloon garland and who first popularized professional balloon decor in the late 1970s. His vision launched a national phenomenon, and his basic design became the cornerstone of Classic Balloon Decor.'
|2012 Qualatex Stand at the Spring Fair NEC Birmingham - The stands decor was brought 'to life' using Classic Balloon Decor, Using columns, garlands and arches the stand looked amazing and was visible from every part of the very large exhibition hall! |
The stand decor was designed & created by Jodie Norris CBA & Dee White CBA.
|Elegant Pearl Arches using 3' printed Qualatex balloons by Colin Stewart CBA, Canada|
|Stunning garland swags created by Jose Luthman CBA, France|
"Classic Decor is the foundation of Balloon Art--- It is where we all started and where it all begins!Working in Decor we need to understand 2 Very important things: 1. Proper Sizing and 2. Packing the balloons in a Garland. These 2 features are easy to see in Classic Decor as they both Impact our work which shows in the Final Decor!It is much easier to show what I just said when you see the lines in a Classic Balloon garland...
Classic BalloonART is my "Bread and Butter" after 22 years in the Balloon industry---- we use it just about everyday!" - Colin Stewart
Classic Balloon Decor’s simplicity, flexibility an natural ability to transform large spaces into celebrations make it suitable for a broad range of events and clients. It’s relatively simple designs offers a systematic approach to construction and installation, making it quicker than many decor alternative, and more cost effective for the client as well as more profitable for you!
|This is such a fun Christmas Tree, full of fun and perfect of Christmas parties! Design by David de Busto, Spain|
|3 air-filled columns make this great ' Freaky Frankie'.|
|What could be more fun than these simple but very effective balloon Palm Tree's!|
|Centrepiece design created by Sue Bowler CBA|
|Lomey Column with Universal Centrepiece - that is the small disc at the base.|
|Design by Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, PFCI, Smithers-Oasis Design Director|
|Balloons and glitter|
|Holographic Silver Glitter|
|Iridescent White Glitter|
|Light Blue Glitter|
|Great instructions on the Hi-Float website!|
|18 Gauge wire minimum 14" in length|
|Christmas 'Puffball' version 1 by Luc Bertrand CBA|
|Christmas 'Puffball' version 2 by Luc Bertrand CBA|
|Circus Theme Party Decor by Tope Abulude CBA|
Malachi Robinson CBA - "The costume party decor by Tope was fun and rich and it was great to see everyone partying and just having a good time. The Black Tie Gala, what a beautiful night this was! Being nominated and winning an award for all your hard work really pays off. The look of astonishment on some of the nominee's faces were priceless, What a great way to end a fun filled week!"
|Childs Hula Hoop|
|Circle made from Aluminium Rod|
|Measure the diameter of your circle to calculate the circumference.|
|Add a beautiful bow!|
There are so many different accents elements that you could add to your wreath... a large bow, some "Holly Leaves" - made from heat sealed stars as shown in my Distortion Technique Blog 1 last month (October 2012).
|Summer 'Dream Catcher' created by Sue Bowler CBA|
|Wedding or Baby Wreath - there are many different ways you can use these lovely wreaths!|