Gothic Greeting Stand-up

Designed By:

PIONEER BALLOON COMPANY

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This design was supplied by:   Qualatex Q logo Stacked

MATERIALS:

• 1 x 44″ (112cm) “Gothic Bat” Microfoil® Shape 32071
• 8 x 11″ (28cm) “Goth Scroll” Latex Balloons 22315
• 4 ea. 5″ (13cm) Onyx Black & Silver Latex Balloons 43548 & 43603
• 1 x 646Q Onyx Black Latex Balloon 75452
• 8 x 160Q Silver Latex Balloons 62599
• 260Q Scraps
• Sand Weight

CONWIN EQUIPMENT:

  

Step 1

Air inflate the 646Q, leaving 1″ (2.5cm) uninflated, and tie to the sand weight.

Step 2

Air inflate four 11″ “Goth Scroll” latex to 9″ (23cm) and create a 4-balloon cluster (see “4-Balloon Cluster” on pg. 2). Wrap the cluster onto the knot between the 646Q and the weight.

Step 3

Make another 4-balloon cluster with two 5″ Onyx Black and two 5″ Silver latex balloons that are fully inflated. Wrap this cluster between the 646Q and the cluster from Step 2, making sure they nest.

Step 4

Air inflate the 44″ “Gothic Bat” Microfoil. Tightly roll up the neck of the foil with a 160Q scrap, and use the 160Q to tie the bat onto the other end of the 646Q.

Step 5

Make a 4-balloon cluster with the “Goth Scroll” latex sized to 7″ (18cm), and wrap it onto the knot between the shape and 646Q.

Step 6

Make another 4-balloon cluster with Onyx Black and Silver latex sized to 4″(10cm). Wrap this cluster between the 646Q and the cluster from Step 5.

Step 7

To make the silver “bands” at the top of the 646Q, inflate a 160Q, leaving about 1″ uninflated, and tie. Make a 1″ pinch twist at the knot end. To do this, make a twist 1″ from the neck to create a bubble, then twist the neck around that twist. Wrap the remaining balloon once around the 646Q, and twist it around the 1″ pinch twist to secure. Make a 1″ bubble in the 160Q, then wrap the remaining balloon around the 646Q. When you reach the back side again, wrap the 160Q around the 1″ bubble. Secure with a 1″ pinch twist (see “Pinch Twist” on pg. 2). Deflate and trim the remainder.

Step 8

Inflate six 160Qs to various lengths (deflate, tie, and trim the remainders if necessary). With your hands, shape the balloons into curves. Tie them into pairs and wrap each pair into the base between the two 4-balloon clusters. Arrange as needed.

Step 9

Inflate six 160Qs to various lengths (deflate, tie, and trim the remainders if necessary). With your hands, shape the balloons into curves. Tie them into pairs and wrap each pair into the base between the two 4-balloon clusters. Arrange as needed.

rd4-Balloon Cluster

1. Make two pairs.
2. Starting at the bottom, wrap one pair onto the conduit so the two balloons are side-by-side. Wrap the other pair onto the conduit, adjacent to the first, so these two balloons are also side-by-side.
3. Push down on the centers of each pair to lock them together.

Advantages:
• Conduit provides a very stable base for Columns.
• It’s reusable and best for high-traffic areas and outdoors.
• Conduit can be bent to produce different designs.

pinchPinch Twist

1. Create a bubble by pinching the balloon and twisting it several times.
2. Make another twist at the appropriate bubble length, being sure to twist in the same direction both times.
3. Loop your index finger under the bubble. Grasp the sides of the bubble with your thumb and index finger, and stretch it up until you can pinch the twists together.
4. Remove your index finger, and twist the pinched bubble at least three times in one direction to secure.

]1Curly 260Qs

1. Fully inflate the 260Q with air, and let out the air to stretch the balloon.
2. Wrap the 260Q around a cylindrical object, stretching it a little as you go and making sure not to wrinkle or twist the balloon.
3. Air inflate the 260Q while holding it around the cylinder, and tie. As it inflates, the 260Q will curl around the cylinder.