FOOTBALL FEVER Is Coming to Your Town!

 

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FOOTBALL FEVER IS COMING
TO YOUR TOWN

 

 

HERE ARE 12 TIPS  on how to treat that fever. You will build fans among the fans of football and build profits for your business MadeWithBalloons™.

FOOTBALL FEVER – 12 Tips For A Great Marketing Lineup

 

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Here are links to more football related,  RouseABOUT™ resources for Your Success MadeWithBalloons™.

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MAKE A TEAM BANNER
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FOOTBALL PLAYERS 
Rouse-Expand-And-Load™ balloon grid frames for 6′ football players.
(12′ also available)

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R-E-A-L™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) balloon grid frames for building giant football decorations MadeWithBalloons™.

FOOTBALLS IN 3 SIZES
Rouse-Expand-and-Load™ (R-E-A-L™) balloon grid frames for footballs
3.5′, 6.5′ and 8.5′ in length.

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BUILD YOUR TEAM LOGO
with half the balloons in 1/4 the time using techniques in this article.

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FOOTBALL FEVER Is Coming to Your Town!

 

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FOOTBALL FEVER IS COMING
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HERE ARE 12 TIPS  on how to treat that fever. You will build fans among the fans of football and build profits for your business MadeWithBalloons™.

FOOTBALL FEVER – 12 Tips For A Great Marketing Lineup

 

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Here are links to more football related,  RouseABOUT™ resources for Your Success MadeWithBalloons™.

Team banner MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load balloon grid frames

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MAKE A TEAM BANNER
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.R-E-A-L™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) balloon grid frames for building football players MadeWithBalloons™

FOOTBALL PLAYERS 
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(12′ also available)

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R-E-A-L™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) balloon grid frames for building giant football decorations MadeWithBalloons™.

FOOTBALLS IN 3 SIZES
Rouse-Expand-and-Load™ (R-E-A-L™) balloon grid frames for footballs
3.5′, 6.5′ and 8.5′ in length.

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Illustration of precision wall vs. speed graphic logo design.

BUILD YOUR TEAM LOGO
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Illustration of custom shaped logo MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix Expand-and-Load™ balloon grid frames

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WANT A CUSTOM SHAPED LOGO?
Here is how to make yours in 3 easy steps.

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SDS™, RMS™ & GRIDZ™ TECHNOLOGIES – How They Are Important To You

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Your Success MadeWithBalloons

links you to one article and to six reference documents just in case you want to get down to the “nitty-gritty” behind the thoughts in the article..

The article is about the value to you of patented technology behind today’s most popular balloon grid frames. The article shares some great opportunities that come from the technology and shares information about associated risks that you will want to avoid. 

It is designed to be read from the beginning, but since it is longer than usual, we give you links directly to  different sections that might pique your special interest.

The reference documents are the six patents related to the balloon frames being discussed. Those links follow the article links.

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(A) THE ARTICLE

SDS™, RMS™ & GRIDZ™ PATENTS
What They Mean For You.
—  Start at the beginning.

(1) GREAT?  –  DANGEROUS?
—  What are the implications for you?.

(2)  SDS™, RMS™ & GRIDZ™
—  The three contenders.

(3)  THE CORE OF THE MATTER
—  What is it really all about?

(4)  IMPORTANCE OF SKISTIMAS PATENTS
—  The trend began with Skistimas.

(5)  IMPORTANCE OF ROUSE PATENTS
—  An explosion of Rouse Technologies

(6)  IMPORTANCE OF STIFF GRIDZ
—  The new frame on the scene.

(7)  OPPORTUNITY AND CAUTION
—  Great opportunities & extra cautions for USA

(8)  SUMMARY.
—  The essence of it all.

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(B) THE PATENTS

(1) Skistimas Patents

(1)  Method And Apparatus For Balloon Displays
(Utility patent5,675,922)

(2)  Method And Apparatus For Balloon Displays
(Utility patent5,533,285)

 

(2) Rouse Patents.

(1)  Balloon Displays (Utility patent # 6,332,823)
https://www.google.com/patents/US6332823
(Rouse Matrix)
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(2)  Advanced Aperture Framework Balloon Display
(Utility patent # 7507137)
 http://www.google.com/patents/US7507137
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(3)  Rouse Display Systems (Utility patent # 7094124)
 http://www.google.com/patents/US7094124
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Rouse PT )

 

(3) Mette Patent

(1) Configuration Applied To Decorative Grid
(Design patent # USD716688 )

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MAKE BALLOONS GLOW AND CUSTOMERS RADIANT!

"SARAH" glowing backdrop MadeWithBalloons™ and ouse Mtrix™ Expand-and-Load balloon grid frames

We used this “Sarah” backdrop MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™ Banners twice. First, we used it on stage at the Synagogue lighted from the front. For the second event we folded it up and moved it to the “Top Of The Towers” club down town. It was back lighted and gave a glorious glow to the event.

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RouseABOUT logo/iconMAKE BALLOONS GLOW

AND CUSTOMERS RADIANT! 

Most latex balloons  are translucent and capable of the most glorious glow when lighted from behind.

You will find marvelous examples in the articles linked here. 

That special glow from the balloons you display can make your customers radiant themselves and eager to come back to you the next time around

 


Three butterflies MadeWithBalloons™ and three RMS™ Heart-40 balloon grid frames each. the largest butterfly is glowing from an overhead light behind the balloons.

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This 6′ golden chalice glows with light through the window

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Yes I will Drink From This Cup MadeWithBalloons™

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Portrait of Jesus MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™ Banner balloon grid frames and lighted from behind.

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This iconic design glows like a stained glass window.

Jesus MadeWithBalloons™

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Translucent trade show booth canopy MadeWithBalloons™

An award winning, translucent, tradeshow booth canopy is featured in this article:

Four Tips To Even Better Design

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The patented technology in this balloon “Lite-Sculpture” allows chemical lights to be inserted and remove from inside the balloons while they remain inflated.

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FOUR TIPS TO EVEN BETTER DESIGN MadeWithBalloons™

Winners Circle Trade Show Booth made with sheets of latex balloons glued together

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“Even as good as this award winning trade show booth design is,
it can be built easier, faster and stronger
if we Just Rouse It
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THIS DESIGN

This booth won a top award for design at a large trade show some years ago. In fact, it is was so far “ago” (in the past) that it was before RMS (Rouse Matrix Systems) and before Glue Dots.

The sheets of latex balloons that make up the roof and the backdrop for this booth were made using rubber cement to glue the balloons together. The results were great, as you can see in the photographs above and below, but it was very slow and tedious work compared to what we can do today if we Just Rouse It.

Today, we can build it easier, faster and stronger.

You can use the same four JustRouseIt tips to make your next backdrop or air canopy easier, faster and stronger.

Winners Circle Trade Show Booth made with sheets of latex balloons glued togetherinners Circle Trade Show Booth made with sheets of latex balloons glued together

COMMON TODAY

It is common these days (2015) to build sheets of balloons with garlands of balloons wrapped around some central line or rod and then tied together side by side. That may be faster than sticking balloons together in a single layer, but takes at least twice as many balloons, makes for a very bulky structure and reduces the translucency that adds so much to the character of this design.

A metal, double frame system like SDS (Skistimas Design System) is excessively heavy for the overhead work in this project.  It is also a square grid system that is not practical for many triangular designs, including this one.

The new, square GRIDZ products are much lighter, less expensive and the GRIDZ Soft Pak version can be adapted without too much hassle for 45 degree angles.  But, this design features 30 degree and 60 degree angles.  They are an awkward fit, at best, for square grids..

(TIP #1) USE R-E-A-L™ HONEYCOMB BALLOON GRID FRAMES 

Rouse-Expand-And-Load™ (R-E-A-L™) honeycomb (RMS™ hexagon) balloon grid frames are a natural fit for the 30/60 degree angles. They are also as light weight, expandable and even more economical than the GRIDZ Soft Pak squares.

The video below gives you a short (3 minute) introduction to R-E-A-L™. Balloon Art with RMS™ Banners.

Rouse Matrix™ Builders are the RMS™ modular panels that we recommend for the canopy project shown in the photos. They work in the same way as the RMS™ Banners shown in the video, but Builders hold balloons inflated 8″ rather than 4″.

The Builders come two panels in a package.  Each panel expands to a nominal size of 3′ by 6. You may order RMS Builders online at http://www.bvsmall.com/builder.

(TIP #2) BUILD A GRAPH PAPER MODEL

Download and use RMS builder graph paper to plan your design as a 3-D model.

The roof is the most difficult part. Your model might look something like this.

Eight equilateral triangles made from RMS Builders are folded in the middle and then connected to form the sixteen triangular panels of the roof.

Eight equilateral triangles made from RMS Builders are folded in the middle and then connected to form the sixteen triangular panels of the roof.

Generally, any design, flat or 3-D, that you make out of RMS graph paper can be built with the matching Rouse Matrix and balloons 24 times larger than the model.. 

 

(TIP #3) USE RouseAPPS™ FAST TECHNIQUE

We often refer to Applications of Rouse original technologies as RouseAPPS™. Our patented RouseAPPS FAST Technique (or “Speed Graphics”) uses strings of double-ended balloons like Quick Link Balloons™ or Link-O-Loons™. Each balloon is rolled into an opening in a balloon grid frame that is adjacent to the previous balloon. This can be especially fast.

It also makes the resulting single layer sheet of balloons stronger and more stable than if made with individual balloons or pairs of balloons. Each balloon is secured by being anchored on two ends to another balloon. This additional anchoring is one of the Rouse patented aspects of this technique. The video below shows how it is done.

 

(TIP #4) USE RouseAPPS™ PT FOLD TECHNIQUE

When you load balloons into the Rouse Matrix panels you normally center the balloons in the framework with half the balloon on one side of the frame and half on the other side. When you fold the framework up or down in this design it is better to push the balloons mostly through the Matrix from the inside of the fold to the outside of the fold.

Do this only along the edge of the fold. The balloons try to escape to the outside of the fold. They cannot escape that way, however, because they are anchored to two adjacent balloons via the inside of the fold.

This patented Push Through (PT) Fold technique allows adjacent balloons along opposite sides of the fold to move closer together creating a sharp crease in the sheet of balloons. It is neat and efficient.

illustration of White balloons push through Matrix and sides fold down to create neat folded edge.

White balloons push through Matrix and sides fold down to create neat fold.

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(4) WAYS TO MAKE THE BEST EVEN BETTER!

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START WITH THE BEST

The large sculpture entry above won a top award at IBAC (International Balloon Arts Convention) in the 1990’s. It was a glitzy, space age, 22′ dome of AIR FILLED (no helium required), gold and silver Microfoils from Pioneer Balloon Company.

You see the golden glow above on the outside. The mirrored silver interior became a  giant, changing kaleidoscope of colors as it reflected the movement of visitors against the bright hues of the latex balloon sculpture in the center. 

(4) WAYS TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER

Today we have original tools and techniques to make this sculpture, and many others, even better.

FOUR of these original technologies are shared in the linked article (MAKE IT EVEN BETTER – GOLD DOME).

Learn these four and use them with Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load balloon grid frames to make YOUR best even better.

It will help guarantee Your Success MadeWithBalloons™

Watch for more Rouse Resource features over the coming weeks that focus on additional ways you can make your best work even better.

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RouseABOUT THE WEB

Five Rouse Resources for Your Success MadeWithBalloons™ were featured on the web this past week. Select links in red to access your favorites.

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Sqaare grids and hexagon (honeycomb) grids are used together in this

SOMETIMES YOU WANT A SQUARE, A HEXAGON OR BOTH 
MadeWithBalloons™ A look at this under water scene shows one way square grids and honeycomb grids can work well together

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Train sculpture MadeWtihBalloons™ and R-E-A-L™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) , Rouse Matrix™ balloon grid frames.

.Whooo Whooo Toot Toot  MadeWithBalloons™ 
A fun train for children and instructions for you to make your own. 

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A 5 foot Tiki Mask for an island getaway party MadeWithBalloons™ and R-E-A-L™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™), Rouse Matrix™ BALLOON GRID FRAMESTiki Island Getaway MadeWithBalloons™

Use the instructions included with this article to take your customers along for the party. It will be fun and profitable.

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INSPIRATION IN THE WIND MadeWIthBalloons™ Inspiring balloon art from an IBAC gala. Plus, instructions to make your own inspiring balloon art.

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INSPIRATION IN THE WIND MadeWIthBalloons™

sailboat graphic MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse-Expand-And-Load™ (R-E-A-L™) Rouse Matrix™ balloon grid frames

 

"Just Rouse It" logo - icon with purple borders & white corners 250 x 250INSPIRATION IN THE WIND
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This delightful graphic MadeWithBalloons™ was inspired by a painting.

The balloon graphic was originally designed by Graham and Mary Queen Rouse for the 2002 International Balloons Arts Convention (IBAC). IBAC was, for 20 years, the annual, premier international balloon convention and the precursor to the World Balloon Convention currently held every other year by Pioneer Balloon Company.

Snapshot of the painting that inspired the "Sailing Into Summer" design MadeWithBalloons™The painting to the left, chosen by Rocky Toomey, was the inspiration for the design above. It was one of a group of paintings reproduced with balloons in Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ balloon frames for the final night gala gallery of balloon art.

Installed version of "Sailing Into Summer" design MadeWithBalloons™

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The final version (9′ by 12′) was installed for the event (to the right) was a simplified version of the design above. 

Many of the “Split Apertures” were sacrificed to save time.

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RouseAPPS™ Split Aperture Techniques

refer to a variety of Rouse methods for filling an opening in the Matrix with more than one balloon so that thinner lines could be drawn and curves smoothed out. They can be very effective but do require extra materials and effort.

You may download free instructions for Split Apertures from this link. 

RouseAPPS™ Slit Aperture instructions

 

RouseAPPS™ SIMPLE Technique

Most balloons were loaded using the Rouse patented SIMPLE technique. Pairs of round balloons are loaded with one balloon of each pair being rolled into adjacent openings. It is very simple and effective but patented for use exclusively with official, Rouse branded balloon grid frames.

Here is a short video on how it is done.

 

Here is the plan for how the balloons were laid out for  this project using the RouseAPPS SIMPLE Technique. Select the picture to download a full sized copy for review and printing.

plans for sailboat graphic MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse-Expand-And-Load™ (R-E-A-L™) Rouse Matrix™ balloon grid frames

GETTING BETTER

IBAC 2002 was a great experience and we produced some fine balloon art for the final night gala, but I do wish that we had then the knowledge, skills, balloons and tools we have today. We could have done it all so much more easily and quickly

The Conwin inflators were a great boon then and we still use them today, but the newer versions of the Split Second Dual Sizer are easier to use.

The Rouse Matrix™ we used then was in about the second generation. We are now into the “G-4”, fourth generation. RMS™ G-4 is thinner, lighter, more compact, translucent, holds balloons better, connects more easily and securely, is easy on the hands, costs less in uninflated dollars and comes in a gazillion variations (well, really only 140+, but that is still a lot).

Double-ended balloons such as Link-O-Loons™ and Quick Link Balloons™ were not around.  Bee bodies (#321 balloons) we available but in only one, small size and limited colors. Link-O-Loons™ were just being developed in Mexico and Australia; and Quick Link Balloons™ were still more than a decade away.

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RouseAPPS™ FAST Technique

As good as the SIMPLE technique is, there is now an even better technique when you have long rows of balloons to be loaded. This would have worked especially well on our sailboat graphic.

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 or column of openings in the Rouse -Expand-And-Load™ (R-E-A-L™) balloon grid frame. Again, this is an application of a Rouse (RouseAPPs™) technique patented for use exclusively with official Rouse branded balloon grid frames.

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:

COMBINING ADVANCES

If we had then, the advanced equipment, balloons, expandable frames and FAST techniques of today; we could easily have saved between 50% and 90% of the time we spent loading balloons. And, that would have been a lot of time saved considering the scale of the decorations for the gala.

No telling what marvelous things we might have added to the decor with all those extra man hours.

No telling what marvelous things you might add to your decor or additional profits you might add to your bank account by using these same advances in your balloon work today.

We wish you luck and recommend these resources to help you get under way:

RESOURCES

Balloon Walls And Graphics Made Easier & Faster

— Online store for Rouse Matrix balloon frames

Graph Paper for RMS™ Banners to make designs

Conwin inflators and other equipment

Quick Link Balloons™

Link-O-Loons™(select Link-O-Loons™ under “type” in the left hand column).

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TIKI ISLAND GETAWAY MadewithBalloons™

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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. 

Tiki Island Getaway stage set with 8' Tiki Mask MadeWithBalloons and Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load™ balloon grid framesA 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″)

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 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.

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.(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..

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(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.

I will be watching, listening and hoping to join you for your TIKI ISLAND GETAWAY MadewithBalloons™.

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“Whooo, Whooo, Toot, Toot” MadeWithBalloons™

 

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Whooo, Whooo, 
Toot, Toot” MadeWithBalloons™

It was a fantasy come alive for the children (and I think for the adults, too).  It was a University of South Carolina sponsored  event to celebrate children’s education. The Library Train brought in refreshments. Books were on display as well.  A lot of children wanted to play engineer.

Standard tables served as the basic structures. We covered them with yellow and red sheets of corrugated plastic.  The smaller wheels were Geo balloons. The “coal car” was full of small round balloons.

The red engine was a cylinder made from whole RMS Banners. The face on the front was a 3′ Smiley balloon. The green “Cow Catcher” along with the engineer’s cabin and yellow smoke stack were shapes cut from RMS Banners.

It was a colorful and delightful display. And, we were able to save the corrugated plastic for other projects later.
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 TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN

 (1)  MODEL, LOAD & TRIM

You get a good idea of how to make your own custom shapes like the cow catch and smoke stack and engineer’s cabin from this article online:  HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM SHAPED LOGO MadeWithBalloons™ – IT’S EASY AS (1), (2), (3).   Since this is a sculpture project rather than a flat one, I suggest that you go one step further than suggested in the article.   Build a  three dimensional model of  your design with the RMS Banner graph paper rather than just flat panels.

(2) RouseAPPS™ SIMPLE Technique

The balloons were loaded in pairs in this project 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..

(3) RouseAPPS™ FAST Technique

As good as the SIMPLE technique is, there is now one even better for the cylinder that makes up the engine. The patented FAST technique works especially well where you have longer rows of balloons to be loaded. It is also especially helpful where you have curved surfaces like the cylinder.

When balloons are loaded into curved sheets in single layers, the balloons are squeezed on the inside of the curve. This squeeze tries to force the balloons out of the apertures (grid openings) toward the outside of the curves. When you use the FAST technique shown in the video below, simply load the balloons from the inside of the curve. The balloons cannot escape to the outside of the curve.

And did I mention?; When you get good at this technique, it is fast, really FAST!

Now you know how to get started, so, (1) sketch your design on RMS Banner graph paper, (2) get some RMS Banners (3) go build your train. (4) Share pictures right here in the “Leave A Reply” section below.

I will be watching and listening for your Whooo, Whooo, Toot, Toot” MadeWithBalloons™

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MAGIC APPS MadeWithBalloons™

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Our fourth nominee for the 4 Best Balloon Innovations In 33 Years is known as RouseAPPS™.

RouseAPPS earns this high ranking by breaking down the magic of advanced technologies into small practical steps; steps that will advance your balloon art and business when you apply them.

We introduce a dozen of those “magic” RouseAPPS™ below.

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#RouseAPPS™
RouseAPPS are applications of Rouse original technologies.. They drawn from five Rouse patents and are designed to help guarantee Your Success MadeWithBalloons.

Depending upon how you count them, basic applications of Rouse technologies number in the dozens, but combinations and variations lead to applications (RouseAPPS) that number in the thousands..

Four popular RouseAPPS are demonstrated in the set of short videos shown below. They are demonstrated with RMS honeycomb (hexagon) grids but they work equally well with grids comprised of squares or octagon-squares. They work well with flexible, stiff or rigid balloon grid frames.

In their turn, these four RouseAPPS teach techniques to make many forms of balloon decorating  especially:

♥  (1) SIMPLE

♥  (2) EASY

♥  (3) STRONG

♥  (4) FAST

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This is one example of the RouseAPPS™ Alternate-Push-Thru technique. 

(5) Here is one more basic application of RouseAPPS that is public. It is especially useful with stiff and rigid square grids. It hides the corners of the squares with less than half the balloons normally required. It also has the advantage of being a great deal faster to load and much easier to unload.

This application of RouseAPPS It is called the Alternate Push-Thru Technique. Get the details in this GRIDZinfo article.

A great many other basic RouseAPPS have not yet been promoted publicly, but will be coming out and will be announced here in the RouseABOUT Your Success newsletter.

For instance,

(6)  ELASTIC RouseAPPS teach simple procedures to make balloon fabric that is elastic.

(7)  POSE-ABLE RouseAPPS teach procedures to make balloon figures and other sculptures that may be easily positioned and repositioned

(8)  ZIPPER RouseAPPS teach a simple methods to “sew” or “zip” sheets of balloon fabric together.

(9)  EDGE TRIM RouseAPPS teach how to enlarge your balloon grid frame display without adding grid material.

(10)  CORNER 2 RouseAPPS teach original methods for making neat transitions around corners where two planes (two walls or two roof panels) meet.

(11)  CORNER 3 RouseAPPS teach original methods for making neat transitions where three planes intersect (as in the top and two sides of a box for instance).

(12)  SASSY RouseAPPS teach the use of Structural Aperture Shaping Systems to Yield control over the form of balloon grid frame displays. It is a great set of tools and techniques for building sculptures from flexible balloon grid frames.

RouseAPPS like these and many many more belong in the tool box and skill set of every balloon professional and most amateur balloon enthusiasts as well. Make sure they are in yours.

(1) Sign up NOW to receive RouseABOUT Your Success newsletters.

(2) Read them when they arrive.

(3) Follow the links and study the resources on the other end.

(4) Use the search terms listed under “Google More Rouse” at the end of this article to find even more Rouse resources for Your Success MadeWithBalloons™.

These suggestions will help keep you Catch Up, Keep Up and Move Up Your Art and Business MadeWithBalloons™.

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Six Rouse resources for Your Success MadeWithBalloons™ were featured on the web this past week. Select links in red to access your favorites.

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Example of RouseAPPS #001, Alternate Push-Thru Technique.
ALMOST MAGIC! — The Rouse Alternate Push-Thru Technique
is  especially effective at covering corners of square grids and doing it with half the balloons in one-quarter of the time.

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Pictures of thre butterflies MadeWithBalloons™ and R-E-A-L™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) MS™ balloon grid frames and RouseAPPS™ techniques

 

LESSONS FROM BUTTERFLIES MadeWithBalloons™  Musing on personal renewal and transformation plus HOW-TO instructions for making your own balloon butterflies. 

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BIG RED BALLOONS ON A MISSION – HERE, HERE! – Here are balloons at work fighting environmental pollution.

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RED, WHITE AND BLUE PUZZLE MadeWithBalloons™  – solved just in time for guests and decades before today’s controversies about flags.

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R-E-A-L™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) SIMPLE RouseAPPS™ technique for loading balloons in aperture  balloon frame grids.
RouseAPPS™ #002 SIMPLE  Technique

Who knew balloon decorating could be this simple?
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Share your nominees for the 4 best balloon innovations of the last 33 years. The last several decades have been rich with innovations. Let us hear about your favorites.

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