SOMETIMES YOU WANT A SQUARE, A HEXAGON OR BOTH MadeWithBalloons™

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Center section from Under the Sea themed balloon backdrop wall by Adriana Sedlak for classes at Ideias Gigantis in Brazil. Visit original post.



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SOMETIMES YOU WANT A SQUARE, A HEXAGON OR BOTH 
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Brazilian balloon artist, Adriana Sedlak, chose both square grids and hexagon (honeycomb) grids for her under the sea scene above and below. It was produced recently with the help of students in her class at the Ideias Gigantes balloon convention in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Rouse Matrix™ (or a Brazilian copy) often shows up in her classes and work in the form of custom shaped designs. In this project you see custom shapes like the dolphin, whale, mermaid, anchor and fish made with RMS™.

It is easy and cost effective to sketch out a design on honeycomb graph paper. Follow your sketch design when you load balloons into the honeycomb grid. Use scissors to cut away the extra Matrix around your design. That is not so easy and inexpensive to do with stiff plastic or rigid metal frames.

See the process illustrated and animated in this article: HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM SHAPED LOGO MadeWithBalloons™ – IT’S EASY AS (1), (2), (3).

The triple axis of the hexagon grid (versus two for the square grid) also make it easier to get the smooth curve of the dolphin’s back and the flow of the mermaid’s hair.

Adriana makes effective use of square grids for the background. The change in grid pattern helps to make the honeycomb based figures in front stand out. And, the switch in frames gives students a more diverse experience at the same time.

It is not clear to me from the photos whether the background is made with stiff plastic squares, wire grids or copies of the Rouse REAL GRIDZ Soft Pak™ frames. Any of the three would work well here.

A third layer of texture and diversity shows up in details throughout the project..

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Under the Sea themed balloon backdrop wall by Adriana Sedlak for classes at Ideias Gigantis in Brazil. Visit original post.

Life preservers, starfish, crabs, seaweed and other twisted tidbits add to this colorful and lively undersea environment.

Congratulations Adriana Sedlak and to your students. It is a job well done!

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Learn alternate tools and skills for building balloon walls, backdrops and graphics of your own at RouseED™ #BalloonGrids™ Seminars: http://JustRouseIt.com/RED. The alternatives for both square and hexagon grids are especially SIMPLE, EASY, STRONG, FAST.

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"R-E-A-L™ BALLOON ART" – #3 Of The 4 Best Balloon Innovations In 33 Years

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Our third nominee for The 4 Best Balloon Innovations In 33 Years is  “R-E-A-L™ Balloon Art”. 

At 23 years old it is still early in its development. Yet, it offers powerful advantages, now, to those who use it for graphics, sculpture and general decorations MadeWithBalloons™.

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R-E-A-L™ BALLOON ART

The third innovation that we rank among the four best  of  the  last  1/3 century  is  the
R-E-A-L™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) approach to balloon grid frames for graphics, sculpture and general decorations MadeWithBalloons™.

This Rouse original approach uses “overlapping cut” flexible plastic balloon grid frames. The end user expands the frame and loads it with balloons. 

[A]  PRE-CUT SHAPES

Animation of RMS™, REAL™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) balloon grid frame being expanded and loaded with balloons & then showing example of finished heartsSome REAL frames are pre-cut so as to turn into specific shapes when expanded and loaded with balloons. The RMS™, pre-cut, heart shaped frame to the right is one example. Simply expand it and load it to get the basic heart. Then, experiment with different colors, overlays, attachments, combinations of balloons, etc. to create a broad range of deigns.

Here are 20 more examples of R-E-A-L™ grid frame shapes.

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[B]  MODULAR PANELS

Other REAL frames are modular panels. They connect by hand to make sheets as large as you like. They may be cut with scissors into custom shapes of your own design. They may be bent and twisted, etc. to make custom forms of your own.

They are available in three main grid patterns:

(1)  SQUARES

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(2)  HONEYCOMB (hexagons)

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(3)  ROSA (octagon-square combinations)

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[C]  SCULPTURE FORMS

Other REAL frames
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[D]  CUSTOM FRAMES

You may have custom designed RMS REAL frames made to your specifications. That is what Laurie Strauss did for the shoe in her first prize “Old Woman In the Shoe” large sculpture entry at the 2015 Float convention.

Below, you see (1) an RMS™ graph paper model, (2) the prize wining entry, (3) Laurie with awards as Designer of the Year.

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[E]  R-E-A-L™ ADVANTAGES

If limited balloon skills make it especially important to have the frame hold itself open for you, then you may prefer stiff or rigid balloon grid frames for your square grid modular panels..

If you are willing to invest a little time to learn a few simple, REAL loading skills then you will gain advantages like

  • Three grid patterns for your jobs vs. one
  • Dozens of specialty pre-cut shapes
  • Self forming sculpture frames
  • Phenomenally more compact “hardware”
  • A huge reduction in weight.
  • A much lower cost.for frames

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  • Exceptional flexibility
  • Unparalleled versatility

PLUS free use of advanced, proprietary technology to make your projects especially

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[E]  LEARN MORE

Discover more about this innovative approach to graphics, sculpture and general decorations made with balloons. What you learn will help guarantee Your Success MadeWithBalloons™.

Get Started with this linked set of short videos from an earlier RouseABOUT newsletter.

Subscribe to the RouseABOUT Your Success newsletter. It will help you catch up, keep up and move up your art and business MadeWithBalloons™. 

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Which Balloon Frame Grid Patterns Are For You? This illustrated article shows you how to choose.

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“I LOVE YOU WITH BALLOONS”  the Bigger, Easier, Faster, Longer Lasting, Low Cost, Reusable way. You will fall in love too with the dramatic efficiency possible using Rouse Pre-Linked ROLL Balloons. 

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children-load-rms-balloon-flag-01EVEN THE CHILDREN CAN DO IT  This video shows our family July 4 celebration where even the children participate successfully building our American flag using the Rouse patented EASY technique.

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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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[#2 of ] THE 4 BEST BALLOON INNOVATIONS IN 33 YEARS

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Last week we suggested that a 32 year old balloon innovation be given a spot among THE 4 BEST BALLOON INNOVATIONS IN 33 YEARS It was an innovation KNOWN around the world.  

This week we propose that a 28 year old idea join that elite group. Only, this innovation is virtually UNKNOWN across our balloon industry.

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[#2]  PRE-LINKED “ROLL” BALLOONS

You and I invest a lot of time and energy connecting/linking balloons to build our displays.

Late in 1987 it occurred to me to have film balloons pre-linked at the factory. It took me over 21  years to secure the patent.

Manufacturers seem equally slow to license this technology and get this new form of balloons into production and into your hands here in the USA.

Yet it is inevitable that Rouse Pre-Linked “ROLL” Balloons will become available to professionals like you and to the general public as well. Pre-linked balloons are so simple to manufacture and so efficient to use that they cannot remain hidden off the market much longer.

pre-linked-balloon-canopy-01For instance, this 22′ by 22′ balloon canopy looks like 563 balloons, but actually requires the inflation and installation of only 21 Rouse Pre-linked Balloons. The labor required would be less than 1/10 that of a standard balloon canopy of the same size.

Each of these 21 balloons is actually a string of balloons that are “pre-linked” in a way that allows them to all be inflated at once.
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STANDARD film balloon manufacture produces independent balloons

STANDARD manufacture produces INDEPENDENT balloons

ROUSE manufacture produces LINKED balloons.

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Construction of pre-linked balloon canopies and many other pre-linked balloon displays are enormously simpler, easier and faster than with standard balloons. The entire canopy may be easily “touched up” with additional helium. The display will last longer than latex balloon canopies. The whole thing may be deflated, rolled up and stored for later reuse.

Your professional tool box and skill set should definitely include Rouse Pre-Linked Balloons. They will help guarantee Your Success MadeWithBalloons™.

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If you missed these recently featured Rouse posts then do check them out now. Select the links in red below.

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Two guitars MadeWithBalloons™ and REAL (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) RMS™ balloon grid framesTake a closer look at this image and learn to make you own custom shapes with RMS™ and the patented double layer STRONG technique.

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Illustration of the basic Rouse FAST balloon loading system for balloon grid frames

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Learn how to make many balloon decorations faster, A  LOT FASTER, in this article with video demonstrations:
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Check out this infographic at full acale and see the video animation as well.They show how to expand-and load Rouse Matrix donkey shaped balloon grid frames. The same technique works with other RMS balloon grid frame shapes 

“What a kick!”

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Share your nominees for the 4 best balloon innovations of the last 33 years. The last 1/3 century has been rich with innovations. Let us hear about your favorites. Use the “Leave a Reply”  section below.

PLAY ME A TUNE MadeWithBalloons™

Two guitars MadeWithBalloons and REAL (Rouse-Expand-And-Load) RMS balloon grid frames by Tony Sellars

Double Layer designs cut from Rouse Matrix™ Banner panels give twice the volume and 20 times the strength of single layer construction.   —-    It is easy to repeat the shape and change colors to add variety to your event decorations MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™   —   Go to blue guitar.   —   Go to orange guitar.

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PLAY ME A TUNE 
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These balloon guitars produced by Tony Sellars of Party Fiesta Balloon Decor in San Jose, CA, USA did a fine job of celebrating national guitar week. Congratulations Tony!

They are also fine examples of

  • (1)  How you can make your own custom shapes with RMS™ Expand-And-Load™ balloon frames
  • (2)  How you can make use of patented Rouse Double Layer techniques with RMS to add volume and strength to your balloon sculpture
  • (3)  How you can use the extra space created between layers to hold and conceal additional elements in your design.
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For more information on making your own shapes, visit this article: HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM SHAPED LOGO MadeWithBalloons™

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For more information on making balloon shapes with the patented Rouse Double Layer “STRONG” technique watch the short video below.

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For  insight on using the space between layers of balloons just note the black pole that goes from up between the two layers of the orange guitar above. It is a simple matter to slide support poles or other thin elements between layers.

 

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THANKS TO YOU  for joining me here today.
Do come again with your friends to learn more ways you can
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Graham Rouse
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email: JustRouseIt@gmail.com
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[#1 of] THE 4 BEST BALLOON INNOVATIONS IN 33 YEARS

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RouseABOUT logo/iconMY  NOMINEES

The last 1/3 century has brought many innovations that help us “Blossom And Grow With Balloons”.

My nominees for the best 4 are Rouse original innovations that belong in the tool box and skill set of every balloon professional..

Check them out. Then put them to work for you. They are guaranteed to help you blossom and grow your balloon art and business.

You may even come to consider them your choice for The 4 Best Balloon Innovations In 33 Years.

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This week we share the earliest of my four nominees. It was brand new 32 years ago. Now, it is well know and used pervasively around the world by balloon professionals and amateurs. But, relatively few who use this innovation know where it came from.

[#1]  “FANTASY FLOWERS” – “RIBS”

The first of my four innovations is the inside out approachAnimation of RIBS (Rouse Internal Balloon Structures) Examples to balloon sculpture that I invented early in 1983 (32 years ago). It uses internal structures to shape and reinforce the outer form of air chambers. This is the way ribs work in our bodies, so I refer to this approach as balloon “RIBS”.

“RIBS” is also an acronym for  “Rouse Internal Balloon Structures” in recognition of the inventor.
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In 1985
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“Balloon Distortion” is another popular name for balloon RIBS techniques when they are used with non-flower balloon sculptures.

I encourage you to learn and then add RIBS techniques to your skill set and RIBS components to your tool box. They will help guarantee Your Success MadeWithBalloons™.
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Start with the story and links found in this article about the first 7 years of “RIBS”/”Fantasy Flowers”
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Rouse RMS REAL (Rouse-Expand-And-Load™) Keyhole MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse exclusive double layer "STRONG" technnique.

Take a closer look at this image of a Keyhole arch on Pinterest. It was made with a curved version of the Rouse patented double layer “STRONG” technique.

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Kaleidoscopic graphic design by Graham Rouse made from photos of an orange dress MadeWithBalloons.

Take a spin with the balloon dress featured in this kaleidoscopic image and article from ROUSEings blog. 

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"CLIMB HIGHER!" For Your Success MadeWithBalloons™

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For Your Success MadeWithBalloons™
 

I love this original balloon creation from Guido Verhoef and Micha De Haan.  It reminds me to keep climbing toward my balloon goals. It reminds me also that my life adventure and my success are to be found more in the climb than in the clouds at the top.

Here is an article that presents a perspective and some tips for achieving your goals while enjoying your “success” all along the way. [SELECT THE LINK IN RED]

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You can advance your art and business with graphics, sculpture and general decorations that are especially 

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The series of short videos below demonstrate original, patented and exclusive techniques that can help you achieve your goals as you climb. [SELECT THE ARROW ON THE VIDEO SCREEN]

 

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"GO CALVIN !!! !" You Have A Future In Balloons!

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This classic cartoon is more than 20 years old, but it still teaches, inspires and tickles my “funny bone”.

RouseABOUT logo/iconThis is one of my favorite cartoons.  It tells the story of the vast majority of balloon professionals. Most of us  started out flying something else and later switched to or simply added balloons.   

No matter where you started out, we welcome you to this family of balloon enthusiasts and balloon professionals. We are glad you looked beyond where you started and made a step forward to fly better and higher than before.   .  

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30 R-E-A-L™ SHAPES MadeWithBalloons™

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A QUICK LOOK AT “FAST” MadeWithBalloons™

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A QUICK LOOK AT “FAST” MadeWithBalloons™

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JustRouseIt™ logoThis is a quick look at how to decorate with balloons
faster, A LOT FASTER!

These tools and techniques do not apply to every job, of course. They do apply to many decorating projects .

Once you start using the RE-A-L™ tools and techniques demonstrated here, you will find yourself using them more and more often, because as you gain experience they become easier and easier, faster and faster, more and more profitable, more and more  fun.

In the beginning, start with signs or banners of 100 to 300 balloons. Then, graduate to backdrops, walls and murals of 300 to 1000 balloons.

Next, stretch your imagination and skills. Take on entrances, tunnels, canopies and sculptures using the same basic “Speed Graphics” techniques you will see demonstrated here.

There is more after that. You will learn variations and more advanced techniques to add to your knowledge base and your skill set. They will all contribute to advance your art and business MadeWithBalloons™.

SPEED GRAPHICS

We begin here with and American flag of under 300 balloons. Projects of this scale can become routine and profitable for you at relatively low cost to the customer once you learn how to assemble them in 15 to 30 minutes instead of an hour or two. This video demonstrates how it can be done in 5 to 6 minutes 

Impressive, isn’t it? You saw loading speeds of over 3,000 balloons per hour! That is all the more impressive when you realize that someone using standard nested garland (precision wall) techniques would have to load balloons at over 6,000 balloons per hour in order to keep up. Nested garland techniques require twice as many balloons.

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A CLOSER LOOK

You saw above how fast Rouse Speed Graphics™ can be. Now, let’s take a closer look at how to handle those balloons to get such impressive results.

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WORLD RECORD WITH RMS™ BUILDERS

You might imagine that things slow down when you work with larger balloons. Maybe, but it definitely did not slow down Eduardo Seiti in his world record performance with RMS™ Builders shown below. 

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CAN YOU DO IT TOO?

The men in these videos have a head start on you. It will take good technique and practice to come close to their speeds.

It is normal, however, for relative beginners to improve their speed two to four times using Speed Graphics over speeds they are used to when loading single balloons or pairs into other grids.

Hands-on training with an expert will get you to those really high speeds faster. But, you should be able to make significant progress by observing these videos and emulating their example.

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GET STARTED

Use Rouse Expand-And-Load (RE-A-L™) balloon frames together with Rouse patented “Speed Graphics” techniques.

There is no licensing charge when you use the two together. 

If you like Rouse Speed Graphics™ and want to get started with other balloon frames, then contact me (gmr@rousetech.com) for a license.

I recommend you try Speed Graphics first with official Rouse Matrix systems™ (RMS™) Banner or Builder balloon frames. Once you do, I believe you will want to stick with the RE-A-L™ thing.

.Give me a call toll free in the USA if you have questions as you practice. 1-877-GO-ROUSE (1-877-467-6873). Or call from anywhere to 1-864-654-4166.

If you are interested in hands-on classes, let me know that as well.

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RESOURCES

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RMS™ Graph Paper to plan your designs

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RMS™ Banners & Builders to purchase’

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Google a host of additional Rouse Resources:

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 Write to  me directly at

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YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

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—  2 STEPS TO EASIER & FASTER WALLS, MURALS & GRAPHICS MadeWithBalloons™

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— THREE FLAGS FOR THE FOURTH MadeWithBalloons™

—  “TIGERS!” For Banner Business

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Thanks for joining me here today. We would love to have you come again. And, do bring your friends. 

Graham Rouse
JustRouseIt Blog
email: JustRouseIt@gmail.com
© 2014  by Graham Rouse

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JUST FACE IT!

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JUST FACE IT With Balloons!

People like to see their own faces, probably almost as much as they like to hear their own names.

People also like to see the faces of others with whom they identify or who represent their aspirations or who call up emotions they want refreshed.

As balloon artists we can produce graphics MadeWithBalloons™ that portray those faces. We can speak to their identities. We can focus attention on their aspirations. And, we can call up emotions our customers want refreshed in themselves and in their audiences.

Here are 6 faces MadeWithBalloons™ to stir your balloon imagination and whet your appetite for more.

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You will come “face to balloon face” with resources that help you build “YOUR SUCCESS MadeWithBalloons™”.  

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TWO FACES OF JESUS MadeWithBalloons™

A JustRouseIt™ iconic portrait of Jesus MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™ Banner balloon frames by Holly RolenThis iconic face of Jesus was MadeWithBalloons™ by Holly Rolen using Rouse Matrix™ Banner balloon frames. It was about 12 feet by 12 feet in size and hung so as to glow like a stained glass window in the sun.
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See the construction and the full display in this article.  It will give you ideas on design, display and construction techniques you might want to use yourself.
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The Face of Jesus at 33' tall MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ square grid balloon frames This balloon sketch of the face of Jesus at the time of his crucifixion was designed for Rouse Matrix  square grid balloon frames and would stand 33′ tall.  

See how this version compares with another version proposed for construction with nested garlands in this article.   rouseabout-link-to-your-success-corners-500x030-web Jesus At 33 Feet

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THE FACE OF TWO PRESIDENTS MadeWithBalloons™
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A  JustRouseIt™ portrait of Abraham Lincoln MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ square grid balloon framesPresident Abraham Lincoln of the USA is a famous face. You see him on every $5.00 bill in the USA. 

Rouse Matrix square grids and just six colors (shades of gray) are used in this design.  The balloon count of each is provided. You may never do such a face of Lincoln, but you may be inspired to consider larger graphics projects than you have ever considered before.

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Barack Obama Portrait MadeWithBalloons™Barack Obama is the current president of the United States of America. The nested garland (precision wall) technique used in construction of his portrait may require twice as many balloons and much more planning and construction time than Rouse Matrix honeycomb grids, but it certainly can produce fine results.

Fine results are what you will see produced by Manon Dusiak and her team in this project for Balloon Arts Convention Italy (BACI) 2012. 

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TWO FACES OF BEAUTY MadeWithBalloons™

Mona Lisa MadeWithBalloons™

Mona Lisa is a classic beauty by Leonardo Da Vinci, Here is a new rendition MadeWithBalloons™ by an Italian team of balloon artists lead by Alesandro Pante. 

Check out the design and the unusual construction technique they used in the photos and video in this article.

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A JustRouseIt™ graphic potrait of Kate Upton MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ square grid balloon framesKate Upton is a modern beauty with an engaging look directly into your eyes. She graced the cover of the 2013, Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue. 

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of her portrait MadeWithBalloons™ is also engaging. Check it out in this article and imagine how you might use balloon portraits to engage your audience.
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Giant "$" sign made with RMS Expand-And-Load balloon frames & balloonsThe 6 faces above and many other graphics MadeWithBalloons™ call for an appropriate canvas. 

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FACE THE FUN MadeWithBalloons™

Let's Dance Just For Fun.

Join this couple of balloon dogs as they dance along with the tumbleweed through the desert cactus.

It is a delight! You will want to return again and again to enjoy the fun.

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THANKS FOR “JUST FACING IT” WITH US!

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Our shorter “UPDATES” version starts arriving shortly after you subscribe. They bring you frequent updates for “YOUR SUCCESS MadeWithBalloons™”.  

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