Bone Weave Is Great For Hiding a Pole

The bone weave is used for balloon centerpieces as a way to cover or highlight a balloon frame

I’m so tired of seeing the three balloon wrap to cover a frame or pole that I had to create a video showing a different option.  I know some people who will say, “Dale, the three balloon spiral wrap is easy, quick, and if it breaks, can be fixed instantly.”   Well, to that, I say, … Read more

Balloon Animals Artist – What Does That Mean?

“What do you call yourself?” The dialog that you would expect to hear from a science fiction movie as the glamorous heroine asks an alien to define its origin. Yet, this question has been asked 100’s of times by mom’s and dad’s trying to figure out what to call a person who makes balloon animals. … Read more

Deco-Twisting Soaring, While Helium is Depleting

In 1998, my wedding hall was filled with balloon table toppers, arches, and decorative displays, all floating majestically in the air. That was 1998. Now, in 2013, the price of helium has skyrocketed as producers interrupted distribution of helium production. Horror stories abound of balloon decorators searching five state areas searching for the precious gas … Read more

Working with 646 Balloons

  A six inch diameter balloon is a big balloon. They are three times larger than the normal twisting balloon, takes a lot of air to inflate, and when they pop, look out. This month I was contracted to make several animals for a Safari themed event. I decided ; to use 646 balloons for … Read more

XII Moscow International Balloons Festival

Long gone are the days of simple one balloon animals. Balloon artists are literally stretching the boundaries of balloons twisting. The world of balloon art has developed over the years and with each year new techniques and competitions develop that just blows a persons mind away.  Balloon decorators have been building big elaborate balloon sculptures … Read more

Big Balloon Design Goes Small

Balloon Figure

If you attend the Robbie Furman,  Deco-Twisting balloon jam, (Sponsored by Qualatex Balloons) this past week you would have learned how to make an eight foot high balloon person.  The design was cute and has a lot of potential. Robbie gave ideas on different  ways to transform a quick and  simple balloon figure into different … Read more