Balloon sculpting has been an integral part of the modern day art but we’re afraid, it is losing importance and surely headed towards a dead end, also soon to become a disappearing craft with only a handful of professionals keeping the art alive. They are also known to be called as Twisters, Balloon-benders, and Balloon sculptors in different parts of the world.
This brings us to the first question, how is it useful or necessary to our lives?
We’ll go into the details but to put it simply, balloon sculpting or any other creative art enhances individual skills and increases their chances of being successful in any artistic endeavors they take up on.
Here we have carefully handpicked a few steps that can be useful to learn this art in an easy yet happy way and most importantly to create awareness among people to keep this art alive.
What you can do differently is take a photocopy of all the necessary instructions for sculpting a particular animal or a form, whichever comes easy to you. We suggest you go for an easier life form to practice and experiment. Make sure you have sufficient number of balloons in case you pop one or two while learning. Buy the balloons in your nearest fancy store or on Amazon.in
(On a side note – Buy Qualatex 260 twisting balloons for professional use and any long latex premium balloons for practice).
Now that you have all instructions, challenge yourself, practice and come up with a standard form, it could in the form of a hat, dog, elephant, bird or even a giraffe. Indulge your family members for some competition and tell them to review both themselves and your performance. Let them know, the best form wins a prize, so that they take this seriously.
Stick to one particular color while binding balloons to create a form, it’s important not to get distracted by the variety of choices around you. Size of the balloon also matters and they are designed to suit specific age groups.
You can consider taking up an advance course to know more on techniques used by professionals while twisting, bending or binding balloons and implement them yourself. One more thing, you should remember is to buy a portable air balloon pump on Amazon.in to make inflation easier. (Buy a know-how guide about Balloon Sculpting on Amazon.com)
If you have a book in mind that covers all basics of balloon twisting and binding, then you’ve saved yourself some money. Another thing is to watch video tutorials posted by professional balloon sculptors on YouTube. Check this out on https://www.mossieur-ballon.com/tutorials/
We have spoken about the balloon sculpting but now it’s time we teach you safety regulations while twisting balloons. The most basic tip is to keep the balloons away from children. Second tip is to pre-inflate the balloons before handing it over to them. Buy a portable air balloon pump to avoid oral inflation.
In our last step, we have put together the most basic balloon twisting forms and sculptures for an easier learning process. You can pick any one of them and make sure, you twist and bind them independently without any external help.
1) Three-fold dog
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