Balloonology

Balloonology

by Jeremy Telford

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Overview

Balloonology goes beyond just teaching balloon twisting techniques and how to make the projects in the book. Professional balloon twister Jeremy Telford provides 32 projects-a flamingo, a princess, a jet with pilot, and many more-with easy-to-follow instructions and how-to photos that teach not only the most useful twisting techniques, but also how to design new balloon sculptures. Telford also gives information about twisting balloons professionally, including how to find and book gigs, what supplies are necessary, and how to entertain an audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423607458
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 05/06/2010
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 968,579
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

About the Author

Jeremy Telford has been running his business, Balloon Guy Entertainment, since 2003 and has performed at hundreds of events and parties. He has created over 250 designs, including a life-size T. rex and has won awards for his designs. Visit him at Balloonguyentertainment.com.

Read an Excerpt

Remember that section I told you about at the beginning of the book? The one that gives you all sorts of useful information, but one that can seem a little . . . mundane . . . when you are starting and excited to learn the art that is balloon twisting? It's here. Please don't close the book. This stuff is important. I promise. We'll discuss everything from pump selection to balloon storage. Having the right equipment is important-it doesn't matter how well you can make a princess if your pump breaks, or how cool your tank is if your balloons keep popping.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments................................6

Introduction.........................................7

Before You Begin..................................9

Twists and Techniques....................13

The Snake.......................................17

The Twisty Sword..........................21

The Daisy Flower..........................25

The Jester Hat...............................28

The Butterfly.................................32

The Monkey with a Banana.........36

The Dog.........................................38

The Jet Plane.................................42

The Princess..................................46

Shapes and Details..........................53

The Starfish...................................56

The Pink Flamingo.......................58

The Seahorse.................................61

The Helicopter..............................64

Blowing Things into Proportion...67

The Man........................................70

The Dolphin and the Swordfish..73

The Crocodile...............................77

The Bumblebee.............................81

Coloring Your Designs....................85

The Skeleton................................88

The Octopus.................................91

The Lion........................................94

The Frog........................................97

The Pig........................................100

The Twister’s Enemy: Time...........103

The (Simple) Mouse...................105

The (Medium) Mouse................106

The (Complex) Mouse...............108

Learn from Your Mistakes..............111

The “Basketball”..........................112

The “Monster Truck”..................114

Almost Funny...................................117

The Horse.....................................119

The Moose...................................122

The Tank......................................125

The Football and Goal Post........129

General Information.........................133

Resources............................................143

Index...................................................144

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