I made this Turkey balloon bouquet for my boss and she loved it! Yay!
A friend of mine loves skiing more than anything and he inspired me to make a skiing themed piece.
I decided to tweak a Dylan Gelinas, Patches the Bunny, design which is geared towards Easter and made it bigger and altered it in a few other ways.
I also made it some ski equipment and put it on a simple bouquet to make it look like it was in action on snow.
Hope you think it’s “cool” man.
I gave it to a lady today in hopes it would cheer her day up. I like randomly giving bouquets away. It makes me happy. I like to give things to people who aren’t expecting it.
So over this weekend I designed this dress and gave it to a friend of mine, Sondra, who owns a clothing store called Collective Clothing.
It is in her window display right now.
This was a labor of love. We were able to procure the lovely Angel to model the dress as I really wanted to see if I could make a real deal wearable balloon dress and see how it performs.
When I made a flowery looking skirt in previous post to this, I thought to myself that it looked an awful lot like a flower. That got me thinking, huh, wouldn’t it be cool to make a dress that looks like a flower like this only a full dress and have a butterfly on the back to look like a butterfly landed on it? I came up with the design for this dress in my head and was lucky enough to make it realized!
So that was the idea and this is what I came up with. The belt design was totally an accident and is really cool. I was just trying different things out and came up with it.
We went around town and found some really cool locals and these were the photos that I took. Angel did a great job posing and modeling and was a delight.
Sondra loved it and put it on a mannequin in her window display at her store.
I am happy to report that there were no poppings at all! It was an awesome day!
Angel said the dress was comfortable and it was soooo amazing to see it is action. It fit her perfectly. This is a Patricia Balloona original design.
Here are some pics of Angel modeling it below.
I came up with these designs with the goal of making wearable easy to put on and off balloon apparel.
I made shawl and skirt both with Spanish Flair that can be easily put on over shirt and pants. I added feathers for a nice multi media effect.
These resulted from playing around and experimenting with balloons here at my house.
This has spawned even more ideas and concepts that I hope to apply in the future.
Hope you find these interesting.
Well a friend of mine gave me a mannequin and I decided to try out making my first balloon dress.
I did a star weave for the skirt and I meant for the skirt to come out way poofier but I have an idea of how to fix that for next time. I actually learned something really cool by experimenting with this and if I can pull of what I have in my head, it will be amazing!
I also learned that neons are not the best for this as the color fades after a few twists. They start losing the sheen as you can see towards the middle of the dress.
I wanted to try something different with the top and experimented with this brick look that also gives it a tube top feel. I like exploring what if. I like that this is totally different than any other dress I have seen.
I came up with this style of butterfly that I used in my 516th Balloon Sculpture, Another Flower In The Wall piece and applied it here.
Making this gave me ideas for things I want to try out for the next dress piece.
I am pretty pleased with my first try. I learned a lot and while it isn’t what I had originally envisioned, it ain’t bad for a first go. It is actually way prettier in person.
I have been experimenting with clay recently and decided to try my hand at replicating my balloon art in clay sculpture form.
Here is my balloon fox design in clay!
I am very pleased with how it came out! Not bad for my first try! I intend on turning this piece into a fascinator hat!
Here it is after being baked. I used a picture of my balloon fox bouquet as reference of course. I still need to glaze it.