Up, up, up in the air we go with two new hot air balloons. In addition to the new balloon examples, I have patterns for you to download to make your own balloons. Plus a video tutorial that walks you through making each type of balloon and explains the all of the decorative details. In the video I will also talk about the décor and construction of the Parfumerie balloon I posted a week ago.
The first new sample is “Carnival Curiosities” which is a plug for the Halloween Carnival event that kicks off on September 5th. So those of you who plan to participate can get an early start if you like and make a balloon for your carnival!
The second sample is Steampunk Spells made with really cool papers from the new Graphics 45 line. I’ll be using some of these papers again for the Halloween Carnival. It's a pretty will ride for the skeleton!
Further down in this post is a complete list of the products I used for both balloons which are carried by Alpha Stamps.
Spooky Wings Collage Sheet & Digital File Set
You’ll notice that both of the samples have wings. They wings are from my new “Spooky Wings” collage sheet which contains 10 sets of wings.
I also have a “Spooky Wings” digital file set which contains 12 sets of wings (10 are the same as the collage sheet plus two additional sets). Digital files are great as they are separate images that you can size and print as many times as you like or use them in your digital art. You’ll see me use these again in the Halloween Carnival.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make hot air balloons from decorative paper. You can make them as large or small as you like; the only limitation is the size of the paper. In the video tutorial below I’ll show you how to use the two patterns I have created to make two different types of balloons.
HOT AIR BALLOON PATTERNS
To download each pattern, click on the image to expand it, right-click and select Save As.
Alpha Stamp Products Used to Make the Carnival Curiosities Dirigible Balloon:
Alpha Stamps Products Used to Make the Steampunk Spells Hot Air Balloon:
Pretty Potions and Poisons Apothecary Collage Sheet Image Now Available as Digital File Sets
Digital files can be resized, rotated or flipped as needed. The files are in .png format. PNG format files have a transparent background so are easy to layer over other digital images. Digital images can be saved to your computer and printed as many times as you wish.
The Potions & Poisons set contains 46 images.
Apothecary Book Spines Covers and More set contains 23 images.
The Witches Apothecary Cabinet set contains 14 images.