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YESTERDAY Located in Casalvieri, a small town of the “Ciociaria� area in the province of Frosinone, Gemar is currently managed by Angelo and Genesio Rocca, respectively grandson and great-grandson of Angelo Rocca, who founded one of the first Italian companies in the field of balloon manufacturing, back in 1902. A CENTURY-OLD STORY Angelo Rocca was very young when he migrated to Marseilles, France, where he started as a street vendor selling the balloons he bought from a small local factory. Back then, balloons were filled with air and hydrogen. Angelo, who wanted more from life than being a mere street vendor, did all he could to learn the secrets of balloon manufacturing, and discovered that they were made of a natural latex rubber, non-synthetic and unstable. Once he had acquired the technique, he decided to produce the balloons himself and to return to his homeland as an entrepreneur, putting his intuition to practice. He created a laboratory at home and began making the first balloons. His raw material, latex rubber, arrived from Malaysia in rolled-up sheets that Angelo would cut in two, overlap and glue together before hitting their edges with a hammer. This artisan process resulted in the balloons. Production was of course limited to a handful of pieces a day, but the fame of the small Casalvieri laboratory soon spread all over Italy. In fact, Angelo would sell his products to clients from Sicily, Puglia and from northern Italy. As no efficient means of communication was available, buyers would show up at the laboratory in person to place an order, and sometimes were forced to sojourn in Casalvieri for several days until their order was ready. The artisan process continued for years, years marked by war and misery, but

Angelo stood his ground and overcame those hard times thanks to his persistence and strong will. After the war, production rapidly increased and included printing advertisement images on the balloons. The ink used at the time was anilinebased and the printing block was made of cherry wood. In the meanwhile, following Angelo Rocca's example, other citizens took up work in this field, cooperating with each other in an organized entrepreneurship. THE ARRIVAL OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES Angelo Rocca's entrepreneurship was inherited by his son Genesio in the years following the war. The production process was still a craftsmanship, although the first images of the future company could already be glimpsed. Immediately after the war, the company, guided by the entrepreneur spirit of Genesio, introduced new manufacturing processes, including rubber vulcanization, a process discovered by Mr. Goodyear in 1839. Insisting with research, new working methodologies and new techniques, in 1970 Genesio finally took the

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definite step from artisan manufacturing to industrial production, installing the first automated production line and therefore producing a large number of balloons each day, with a remarkably superior quality. INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT AND THE BIRTH OF GEMAR. Angelo Rocca, Genesio's son and the current director, was introduced early to the company and is the person behind the completion of the company's industrial development and Gemar's birth. With Angelo, Gemar is now part of the international context in the field, and is gradually climbing up the steps towards the worldwide leadership of balloon manufacturers. The preferred industrial process is the “dipping” method, that allows for better control of each phase and ensures final quality compared to other processes. Gemar’s balloons are produced in 4 types: pastel, crystal, metallic/pearlescent and fluorescent. Available in more than 70 colors and 30 shapes, they can be used in all commercial sectors, from street vendors to parties, from advertisement to balloon art. EUROPE'S NUMBER ONE COMPANY Today Gemar specializes in the production and printing of latex balloons and is the first company

in Europe in terms of quantity and quality. Gemar's balloons are entirely produced in Italy, in full compliance with national and European environmental regulations. ìVery concerned with Corporate Social Responsibility, Gemar has perfectly integrated the strategic company vision and ethic issues, managing internal social impact problems as well as those involving the territory in which the company operates. Gemar has obtained the 100% MADE IN ITALY Certificate issued by the institution for the protection of Italian producers, which guarantees the true origin and quality of Italian products. TOMORROW The first latex balloons were produced in Great Britain in 1847. Since then the product, the market and the technology have naturally taken giant steps. As we have seen, Gemar has played a main role in this evolution, establishing itself as a global company with know-how and strong propensity to marketing. The creation of a global network adds value to the company's image, so that it is symmetrically identified to the world of latex balloons and parties. Gemar is future-oriented, constantly committed with the trading of its products and with the research of new markets in which it can establish itself thanks to its peculiar abilities. ACCADEMIA DEL PALLONCINO ITALIANO The need to transfer the acquired technical knowledge and the fascination by the Italian style have led to the creation of the Italian Balloon Academy, “Accademia del Palloncino Italiano”. It is an association whose purpose is to offer professional training courses and to preserve and diffuse the art of decoration using Gemar's unique Italian latex balloons. The starting point for anyone who wishes to approach balloon arts professionally, the Accademia transfers the indispensable cultural notions required to fine tune techniques and to provide new stimuli to one's own creativity, and is also an excellent research and improvement tool for anyone who is already a balloon artist.


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“Accademia” philosophy

• promote and transfer the knowledge of balloon art • defend and protect the Italian balloon from counterfeiting • promote GEMAR balloons thru Italian style • develop and sustain the profession of balloon art by investing in the artistic talent and expertise of Master decorators • research and development of new techniques, products and applications within the sphere of balloon art and decoration

“Accademia” activities

• for all fans of balloon art: world wide events with Accademia Master decorators, a perfect showcase to improve and exhibit techniques and measure your skills • for balloon art professionals: world wide workshops designed to illustrate and teach the latest techniques, balloon applications in combination with different materials and accessories • customized training sessions: tailor made training sessions at Accademia's home in Casalvieri, Italy, that provide "in depth" training designed to specific requirements • do-it-yourself: photo & video editorials of compositions, decorations and applications made with GEMAR balloons available in a practical

"step by step tutorial"

format featuring explicit explanations and illustrative images that are regularly published thru www.adpi.it and the Accademia magazine How does Accademia develop it's activities Accademia transfers the techniques, skills and know how through a training process that is based on enhancing and refining talent, taste and creativity.

Who should participate in Accademia's activities

Accademia's activities target different professional figures: entertainers, florists, decorators, artists, event managers but especially beginners who intend to specialize in the profession of balloon art.

The balloons used by Accademia

The union of Made in Italy & Italian style is what makes Accademia such a success, GEMAR balloons are blended with the talent, the taste, the creativity and the design of Italian Master decorators. The characteristics of these balloons are unique: a quality product in constant evolution that can boast a range of over 60 colors & sizes to satisfy the demanding requirements of balloon art.

The vision of Accademia

Accademia del Palloncino Italiano aims to be a reference and centre of artistic culture, a pool of talent from which the balloon art world may draw upon for brilliant, innovative and prestigious solutions.

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A Mexican Sombrero

In this edition Accademia presents a decoration made with Gemars latest product , the modeling balloon D2 (1x60 "). A unique balloon for its quality and endless versatility. Accademia has created a hat that is a blast of color and gaiety. To make the "Mexican Sombrero" requires approxi-

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mately three hours and is of medium difficulty. The upper part of the sombrero has been realized with the “Linear” technique while the lower part with the “Double Linear” technique. Particular details have been added to the sombrero, decors such as the embroidery and laces have been made with deflated modeling balloons D2.

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Gemar Latex Balloons

Accessories, Equipment & Materials

SOMBRERO • New Gemar modeling balloon D2 40 pieces in red 45 • New Gemar modeling balloon D2 18 pieces in metallic gold 39

• Balloon Air Inflator "Premium Twist n Inflate" • Scissors • Green florist wire • Glue suitable for latex balloons

LACES • New Gemar modeling balloon D2 8 pieces in metallic gold 39 • New Gemar modeling balloon D2 4 pieces in red 45 DÉCOR & EMBROIDERY • Embroidery for top of the Sombrero: New Gemar modeling balloons D2 5 pieces in metallic gold 39 • Pon Pons for the fringe of the Sombrero: New Gemar modeling balloon D2 20 pieces in red 45

1. Inflate 5 modeling balloons D2 in red 45 and make a quintuplet. To facilitate the process of twisting we recommend leaving a small part of the balloon deflated so the air inside the balloon can move freely during the twisting or by deflating the balloon slightly before tying in order to make it soften it and thus reduce the risk of rupture.

5. Repeat the same operation on the third, fourth and fifth balloon.

2. Make a “PINCH TWIST” on one of the five balloons, at the center of the cluster of the 5 balloons.

3. Create a bubble of about 3 cm on the following balloon and insert a new modeling balloon D2.

4. Continue by creating another bubble on the next balloon and join to the single balloon that was inserted in the previous step.

6. Close onto the first balloon and eliminate the balloon in excess.

7. Repeat the same operation three more times.

8. At this point, add another 5 modeling balloons D2 to the composition, the base will now contain a total of 10 modeling balloons D2.


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9. Create a bubble on one of the 10 modeling balloons D2 that have been positioned vertically. Add a new modeling balloon D2 that will be used to continue in a horizontal direction for the structure of the top part of the hat.

10. Take the last inserted modeling balloon D2 and join horizontally to the second vertical modeling balloon D2.

11. Continue the construction horizontally by joining the last inserted modeling balloon to the second vertical modeling balloon, then to the third, the fourth and so on ... until you reach the tenth balloon.

12. Close onto the first modeling balloon D2 and eliminate the balloon in excess.

13. Repeat this step 7 times to obtain the top part of the Sombrero.

14. To make the brim of the hat make a "PINCH TWIST" to each modeling balloon D2.

15. Inflate 2 modeling balloons D2 in red 45 and gold 39, tie together to form a couplet. Insert the 2 balloons into one of the bubbles of the top part of hat.

16. Unite the red and gold balloons (couplet) and insert into the second modeling balloon D2 of the upper part of the sombrero.

17. Continue by doing the same for all remaining balloons and by alternating the red & gold colours.

18. Repeat 6 times step n.16.

19. Continue by creating a "PINCH TWIST" on each modeling balloon D2.

20. Unite the “PINCH TWISTS� to each other to create a total of 6 bubbles.

21. Make the embroidery for the upper part of the Sombrero with a deflated modeling balloon D5 and some green florist wire. Insert the wire into a metallic gold deflated modeling balloon D2. Shape the balloon in order to obtain an embroidery dĂŠcor as illustrated.

22. Make the laces for the Sombrero with deflated modeling balloons D2. Weave a gold & red modeling balloon D2 into a braid. Create 2 laces for the Sombrero.

23. Make the Pon Pons by inflating a red modeling balloon D2 to its full length, create a bubble at the upper end and deflate the remaining part of the balloon. Glue the Pon Pons around the brim of the hat.

24. A Mexican Sombrero.


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A Masquerade Hat

In this edition Gemar presents a "newcomer" to complete the wide range of latex balloons, the modeling balloon D2 (1x60").

A balloon really "unique" for its qualities and endless versatility.

on before its tied to make it softer, more versatile and reduce the risk of bursting.

To use and create with modeling balloons is relatively simple

given that a few tips are followed when inflating the balloon prior to use such as leaving a small part of the balloon deflated in order to leave space of movement for the air inside the ballo-

on during the multiple twists, or by slightly deflating the ballo-

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Gemar latex balloons •

New modeling Gemar D2 (1x60 ") 42 pieces of metallic 39 gold

Materials & Accessories • • •

Air Compressor Premium Twist n Inflate Scissors Nylon

1. Take 3 modeling balloons D2 gold 39 and make a "PINCH TWIST" on each balloon.

2. Make 1 "PINCH" on one of the modeling balloons D2, continue by uniting “PINCH” of the balloon to “PINCH TWIST” of the second modeling balloon D2.

3. Repeat the same process by combining the second modeling balloon to the third and the third to first.

4. Make a "PINCH" and then a “PINCH TWIST” on each of the 2 modeling balloons D2 positioned externally.

5. Make a "PINCH" to the central modeling balloon and connect the “PINCH” to the “PINCH TWIST” of the external modeling balloon D2.

6. Repeat the same process by joining the external modeling balloon to the next. Repeat the same procedure by joining the external modeling balloon to the central modeling balloon.


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7. Continue this sequence until you obtain a perfect circle that will be the base of the hat (total time of realization about 20/25 min).

8. Insert 10 modeling balloons D2 into external the external bubble “PINCHES” by alternating the bubbles “PINCHES”.

9. Make a “PINCH” in the first and second modeling balloon D2. Combine the first to the second and continue with the same procedure for the subsequent balloons.

10. End the circle by inserting the last modeling balloon D2 into the first.

11. Continue this process until you obtain the central part of the hat.

12. To make the top use 3 balloons modeling balloons of which 2 D2 + 1 D4 gold 39. Make a "PINCH TWIST" to the 2 modeling balloons D2.

13. Join the 2 modeling balloons D2 and make a "PINCH TWIST" on each.

14. Insert the modeling balloon D4 into the 2 "PINCH TWISTS" made previously on the modeling balloons D2.

15. Repeat this sequence 9 times to obtain the upper edge of the hat.

16. Combine the upper edge to the central part of the hat.

17. Bottom view of the hat.

18. The Masquerade Hat.


Gemar presents

the new modeling D2 Available colors

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A Stuffer of Surprises!

In this issue Gemar presents a new entry within their extensive latex range, the Stuffing Balloon G18 and GS18. A great product for gift wrapping or for a pure decorative finish. To make Stuffing Balloons it is essential to use a Balloon Stuffing machine, you can choose from a large selection of machinery, all very simple to use and available on the market

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such as the BVK model manufactured by ZIBI that we have used in our step by step tutorial. You can gift wrap different objects and you can decorate and customize your gift balloon with ribbons, bows, fabric or just with balloons as illustrated. Your creativeness and imagination will do the rest‌


Gemar Latex Balloons

• Top Decoration Finish: 4 pieces of NEW D2 (1x60”) modeling balloons in lavender 49 + 6 A50 13cm/5” balloons in lavender 49 to make the collar • 1 piece GS18 Stuffing Balloon in Happy Birthday Stars n.18920-002

• Stuffing contents: 12 A50 13cm/5” balloons in lavender 49 • Base: 1 piece D4 standard modeling balloon in lavender 49

Materials & Accessories

• Balloon stuffing machine ZIBI model BVK • Electric inflator • Scissors

1. Insert the GS18 Stuffing Balloon onto the stuffing machine by stretching the neck open adapting to the size of the mouth of the machine and by fixing it to the ring of the machine

2. Inflate the stuffer with the hose of the machine that has been connected to an electric inflator. Inflate until the balloon reaches the size of the plastic sphere.

3. The GS18 Stuffing Balloon inflated correctly. At this stage it is possible to insert any object through the mouth of the balloon, the maximum dimension of the object cannot be larger than the mouth of the stuffing machine.

4. Inflate 12 A50 13cm/5” balloons and insert the balloons into the GS18 Stuffing Balloon.

5. Disconnect the GS18 stuffing balloon from the ring of the stuffing machine very quickly and by twisting the neck in order to avoid any loss of air during this procedure. At the same time open the sphere of the machine to release the balloon.

6. Seal the balloon with a knot.

7. Cover the neck with a cluster of 6 A50 13cm/5” balloons, twist the cluster over the neck.

8. To make the star shape inflate a D2 modeling balloon with a pump, inflate the balloon with 5 pumps of air. Make a pinch & twist of about 2cm.

9 Make a torsion about 10 cm away from the pinch & twist.

10. Make three bubbles and intertwine them.

11. Make another torsion at about 10cm, make 2 bubbles and twist.

12. Repeat the procedure for five times throughout the entire length of the D2 modeling balloon. If 1 balloon is not sufficient connect another D2 modeling balloon to the first in order to finish the sequence. To make the star you will need 10 segments as those illustrated in the photo.

13. To make the centre of the star inflate another D2 modeling balloon with 5 pumps of air. Pinch & twist about 2cm and continue with another pinch & twist at about 20cm away from the first. Continue in this sequence in order to create 5 pinch & twists.

14. Create the star by connecting the 2 pieces previously made. Twist each bubble joint of the second piece together to the bubbles of the first piece.

15. The star.

16. Fit the star on top of the GS18 Stuffing Balloon. Make the base by inflating a D4 modeling balloon, tie into a circle and stick to the bottom of GS18 Stuffing Balloon. Our Stuffer of Surprises is finished.

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A Blooming Arch of Daisy Flowers The modeling balloon D2 is a versatile product for decoration with which it is possible to create particular shapes and forms that cannot be achieved with conventional balloons. To use modeling balloons is quite simple but a few recommendations should be followed such as leaving a small

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part of the modeling balloon deflated to leave room for the air to move inside the balloon while the balloon is twisted and manipulated as well as to deflate the balloon slightly before tying so as to make it more soft and ductile thus reducing the risk of breakage.


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Gemar Latex Balloons

Materials & Accessories

ARCH • 8 pieces G90 light green 11 • 8 pieces A50 light green 11 • 30 pieces D4 light green 11 (5 D4 per segment, total 6 segments) • 6 pieces D4 light green 11 (1 D4 for each joint)

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Scissors Air Inflator Premium “Twist n Inflate” 2 steel bases Flexible plastic tube to create the frame of the arch

DAISY • 65 D2 lavender 49 (13 D2 for each daisy, total 5 daisies) • 6 G90 yellow 02 (2 G90 for each large daisy, total 3 large daisies) • 4 A50 yellow 02 (2 A50 for each small daisy, total 2 small daisies)

1. Inflate 8 A50 balloons to a 10cm / 4 " size. Tie the balloons in pairs of 2 balloons.

5. Continue by adding the quatrain of A50 balloons A50 on top of the G90 and twist onto the pole as shown in previous step.

2. A pair of A50 balloons inflated to a 10cm / 4 " size. Twist 2 pairs together to form a quatrain. Make 2 quatrains with the A50 balloons.

6. Inflate 4 modeling balloons D4 (leaving about 2cm of deflated balloon at the tip) and bind together to form a quatrain. Fix the quatrain of modeling balloons to the arch just on top of the "round" balloons at the base of the arch. Repeat steps 1 through 6 also for the second base of the arch.

3. Inflate 8 G90 balloons to an 18cm / 7 " size. Create 4 pairs of G90. Twist 2 pairs together to form a quatrain. Make 2 quatrains with the G90 as shown in step 1 and 2.

4. Position the 2 iron bases in a parallel position and fix the end of the tube to each of the 2 bases in order to create the shape and structure of an arch. Place the quatrain of G90 at bottom of the base and twist onto the base of the arch.

7. Twist the modeling balloons D4 around the structure of the arch (tube) paying attention to keep the balloons firmly together to create a twisted effect.

8. Exploiting the full length of the modeling balloon tie the balloons with a deflated D4 and fasten the twisted balloons firmly to the structure.


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9. Take 2 ends of the modeling balloons and twist together.

10. Cut off the ends of the balloons and tie the remaining parts together with two knots, repeat the operation with the other 2 modeling balloons.

11. Insert a new segment of the arch. Repeat steps 7 through 10 for 5 times in order to cover the entire structure of the arch. If needed insert further segments to complete the arch.

12. Inflate another modeling balloon D4 and roll around the joint of each segment. Repeat for 5 times to cover the joints of each segment.

13. The arch is finished and ready for decoration.

14. To make the large daisies inflate the modeling balloons D2 with 5 pumps of air. To make the small daisies inflate the modeling balloons D2 with 3 pumps of air. For each daisy you will need 12 modeling balloons D2 to make the petals and 1 modeling balloon D2 for the corolla of the flower.

15. Tie the tip with the end of each modeling balloon to form a ring. The rings will be the petals of the daisy. To complete the petals of each daisy repeat this operation 12 times.

16. Inflate another modeling balloon D2 with two pumps of air.

19. A piece of the corolla with the petals of the daisy.

20. Once you have finished the sequence of step 18 tie the 2 ends of the modeling balloon to form a ring and obtain the daisy.

23. Insert the pair of balloons into the centre of the daisy. Continue by tying the daisies to the arch with deflated modeling balloons or use the laces of centre of the flower.

24. Here's a “Blooming Arch of Daisy Flowers”. If you wish you may add a greater number of daisies but always in odd numbers.

17. With this balloon make a bubble or "PINCH" of about 2cm.

21. Make the center of the daisy with 2 round balloons. Inflate and create an "apple" shape with each round balloon. For each small daisy use 2 A50 balloons and for each large daisy use 2 G90 balloons.

18. Twist the bubble or "PINCH" into the joint of each ring/petal. Then proceed by creating another bubble or "PINCH", insert another petal and twist the bubble or “PINCH” into the joint of the ring/petal. Proceed with this sequence of alternating a bubble and a petal. Each daisy will be composed of 12 petals.

22. Combine the 2 apple-shaped balloons together.


Floral Arrangement of “White Flowers” Colourful or just plain white flowers, the important is that they are "Fantasy Flowers". The range of flowers that you can achieve with this technique is infinite. For this composition, the choice lies with white flowers. The realization of the composition is quite simple the only difficulty is in the realization of the flowers. This composition is

suitable for ceremonies or events, it’s an elegant but fresh arrangement.

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Materials & Equipment

Gemar latex balloons TULIP: • 5 GM90 balloons in metallic white 29 ROSE: • 13 G90 balloons in white 01 BUTTERCUP: • 15 G120 balloons in white 01

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Scissors Cutters Cylinder Glass Vase Green wire (florist wire) "Stem Tex" green tape Hair wire Aluminum wire 2 mm Wooded sticks Small styrofoam balls

Once you have made all the flowers we can make our composition. The composition was made by creating a small bouquet in which the flowers are joined together in a semi-spherical form. The green leaves an ornaments help to provide the right space and proportions in between the flowers and to complete the arrangment. Steps 1 through 4 are valid for the Rose & Tulip. Steps 5 through 9 are valid for the Rose & Tulip. Steps 10 through 13 are valid for the Rose Steps 14 through 19 are valid for the Buttercup

1. Cut off the neck of the balloon.

2. Fold the wire in the shape of a hairpin.

ROSE

3. Insert the wire into the balloon and pull the balloon tending it tightly.

4. Secure and fix the balloon to the hairpin with the hair wire.

5. Make the petals of the tulip by widening the 2 wires of the hairpin inside the balloon in order to create a teardrop shape.


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6. Attach the petals around the styrofoam ball so that it emulates the classic form of the tulip.

7. Fix the petals to the ball with the hair wire.

8. Make the stem of the tulip with a wooden stick, cover all seams and bindings with the "Stem Tex" green tape.

TULIP

9. The Tulip

10. Make and arrange the petals of the rose.

11. Attach the petals together to create a corolla of roses.

BUTTERCUP

12. Cover all seams and joints with the "Stem Tex" green tape.

13. The Rose.

14. Cut the balloon in a circular manner just under the neck of the balloon.

15. Continue by cutting the balloon lengthwise to create two round petals.

16. With each balloon you make 2 petals, repeat this operation for all the G120 balloons.

17. Lay all the round pieces (petals) and make 2 holes in the center of the petals with sharp scissors. The holes will be used to insert the wire support.

18. Insert the wire bent in a U-shaped and close it in order to fully secure all the petals of the flower.

19. The Buttercup.

20.The arrangement of “White Flowers�.


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A Bouquet

Imagination has no limits, with "Fantasy Flowers" it is possible to realize anything. Just a few flowers and short time we are able to create a fantastic and easy to make bouquet. This bouquet is suitable for both a modern & play-

ful bride or simply as an element of decor.

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Gemar latex balloons FOR EACH ROSE: • 12 A50 balloons in light green 11

FOR THE FANTASY FLOWER BOUQUET OF ROSES: • 7 Roses, for a total of 84 A50 balloons in light green 11

Materials & Equipment • • • • • • • • •

1. Cut off the neck of the A50 balloons in light green colour.

Scissors Cutters Green florist wire "Stem Tex" green florist tape Hair wire Aluminum wire 2 mm Artificial flowers Artificial rose leaves Synthetic raffia

2. Fold the green wire in 2 to create the shape of an elongated hairpin.

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4. Fix the balloon to the wire with "Stem Tex" green florist tape.

5. Open the petals by widening wires inside the balloon.

6. Join the petals together to create the corolla of the rose. At the center of the corolla insert 3 deflated balloons (without wire) to create the rose bud.

7. Fix all fastenings and joints with hair wire.

8. Cover all fastenings and joints with "Stem Tex� green florist tape.

9. The Rose is complete. 7 roses are required to create the bouquet as illustrated.

10. Prepare the artificial white flowers with the green wire. Create 6 small bunches.

11. Prepare the artificial rose leaves as indicated in previous step. About 12 leaves will be needed.

13. Add a round of white flowers and continue by inserting the 6 roses that should be equidistant from each other and towards the center of the bouquet.

14. Complete the bouquet with a new round of leaves that will be useful to cover the stems of roses. Complete by tying all ends with synthetic raffia in order to firmly hold and fix all parts together. Add the finishing touch by wrapping the bouquet with ribbon to cover all fastenings and joints.

12. Once all elements have been prepared it is possible to proceed with the creation of the bouquet. Begin the composition with a rose placed in the center, continue by inserting the other elements around the rose with each element positioned in order to create concentric circles. Continue with a round of green leaves.

15. A Bouquet.


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The Heart of Love

A heart symbolizes love always. It is often given to the loved one who receives it and has always been a strong emotion. It is a beautiful way to highlight the important moments that life offers. This decoration is extremely flexible, by using different colours of balloons this backdrop is ideal for marriages, to create a romantic setting or to create a pendant in the center of a ballroom. In Italy is it also a custom for religious ceremonies.

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This month’s proposal has been created with the use of a frame and small CR6 heart shape balloons instead of standard round balloons that really emphasize the meaning of the “Heart” and that also create a greater three dimensional impact.


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List of Accessories •

GEMAR LATEX BALLOONS

CR6 RED 45 200 Pieces CR6 RED 45 20 Pieces (flower detail)

Equipment & Accessories 1 ALUMINUM FRAME FOLDED INTO A HEARTSHAPE TAPE SHEARS PEARLESCENT PAPER ARTIFICIAL IVY

1. Equipment & Accessories: frame, tape, shears, pearlescent paper

3. Inflate the heart balloons to a 15 cm / 6 " size until the balloon is defined into the shape of a heart. If you are using an electronic inflator we recommend to set the timer at 0.7

4. Tie two hearts and create a pair

2. With your hands shape the aluminum frame to create a heart shape. Start from the middle of its length, bend the frame into a "V" shape and then shape both sides into a heart without making the two ends touch.

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6. Tie 2 pairs of hearts together to create a cluster of 4

7. A cluster of 4 hearts

8. Insert the clusters onto by tying the balloons directly to the frame, continue to cover the whole length of the frame making sure that the balloons are perfectly set on their flat side.

9. Cover the frame completely with about 50 clusters of 4 hearts.

10. The creation of the “Heart” with CR6 heart shape balloons.

11. Make an ornamental flower by slightly swelling the CR6 heart shape balloon with air.

12. Make a knot to tie the balloon.

13. Join the individual CR6 heart shape balloons together with a modeling balloon to form a crown.

14. Our ornamental flower is finished and has been decorated with pearlescent paper and artificial ivy.

15. Attach some ornaments to the “Heart” by inserting some pearlescent paper into the open spaces.

16. Add the ornamental flowers into the open spaces just on top of the pearlescent paper.

17. The “Heart” is ready for a special occasion.


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GEMAR latex balloons • • •

25 AM50 balloons in pearl 28 25 GM90 balloons in pearl 28 30 GM110 balloons in pearl 28

Equipment & Accessories • •

1 pole with pole 200cm 1 strand of LED lights

1. Inflate all balloons as illustrated in the data sheet.

2. Create pairs of balloons by tying 2 balloons of the same size together, create triplets by tying 3 balloons of the same size together.

5. Continue adding another quintuplet of GM110 balloons on top of the first.

3. Twist the pairs + triplets together to create quintuplets consisting of 5 balloons of the same size. Make 6 quintuplets of GM110 balloons; 5 quintuplets of GM90 balloons; 5 quintuplets of AM50 balloons.

6. Proceed and cover the pole along its entire length by adding layers of quintuplets starting from the largest balloons and ending with smallest. In order from the bottom: 6 layers x 5 GM110 balloons; 5 layers x 5 GM90 balloons; 5 layers x 5 AM50 balloons.

4. Insert the quintuplet of GM110 balloons at the base of the pole.

7. The Ice Tree. To illuminate the tree insert a string of LED lights.


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SPRING FLOWERS With Spring just around the corner we have created an arrangement of “lifelike” flowers for this issue. Creating fantasy flowers with latex balloons can be complex and the degree of difficulty varies depending on the type of flower you choose to create.

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Accessories & Materials • Scissors, cutter, hot glue gun, paint brush, water paints, wood sticks & pins • Glass vase • Styrofoam spheres in different sizes • Green steel sticks (florist sticks/wires) • green tape (florist tape) • Aluminum wire / thread

GEMAR LATEX BALLOONS: “Gerbera” • D4 fuchsia 07 24 pieces for each flower “Gerbera” • A50 fuchsia 07 1 piece for each flower “Hydrangea” • A50 rose 06 & fuchsia 07 50 pieces for each flower “Iris” • G90 rose 06 6 pieces for each flower “Rose” • G90 white 01 13 pieces for each flower

3 BASIC STEPS FOR: GERBERA, IRIS AND ROSE

1. cut the rib of the balloons

2. bend an aluminum stick in half to create a perfect hairpin and insert it into the balloon

3. hold the balloon tightly and pull it firmly downwards until it is tense and wrap the aluminum wire around the base of the balloon to fix the balloon and the steel support together

GERBERA

1. make 24 petals for each flower, make each petal of the “Gerbara” by using a D4 balloon and by following the 3 basic steps

2. cut a 3cm foam ball in half. Cover the flat half with an A50 balloon, fix the balloon to the ball with glue. Insert a wooden stick on the opposite round side to create the stem of the flower. Cover the stem with green florist tape

4. open the petals neatly to create the corolla of the flower and in order to obtain a perfect circle around the flower bud (centre)

5. insert the stem and the bud thru the centre of the petals. As a finishing touch add some brown or black water paint with a brush to create a light shadow in the centre of the flower bud

3. gather the 24 petals (step 1) and fix them together at the base with aluminum wire

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IRIS

1. make 6 petals for each flower, make each petal of the “Iris” by using a G90 balloon and by following the 3 basic steps

4. make the stem by covering a wooden stick with green florist tape. Fix the flower to the stem and cover all loose ends with the tape. As a finishing touch create the natural nuances of the flower with pink and black water paints.

2. make the rose bud with 3 G90 balloons (balloons only without steel support), hold the balloons tightly together, gather and assemble the petals around the bud

HYDRANGEA

1. for each “Hydrangea” cut the necks off of 50 A50 balloons

3. cover the surface of the ball entirely with the balloons making sure to alternate the 2 balloon colours chosen. Make the stem by covering a wooden stick with green florist tape. Insert the stem into the flower.

2. gather the 6 petals together and fix them at the base with the aluminum wire

3. open the petals by pulling the steel support inside the balloon slightly outwards and create the flower by positioning 3 petals higher and 3 petals lower

ROSE

5. the “Iris”

3. fix the petals together with the aluminum wire and cover loose ends with green florist tape. Make the stem by covering a wooden stick with green tape, fix the flower to the stem with the tape

2. use a foam ball as the body of the flower and fix the A50 balloons to the ball with a pin and making sure that the cut side of the balloon is positioned onto the ball

4. the “Hydrangea”

1. make 13 petals for each flower, make each petal of the “Rose” by using a G90 balloon and by following the 3 basic steps. Pull the steel inside the balloon slightly outwards to create a tense petal

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The Venetian Mask

During the era of the “Venetian Republic – Repubblica di Venezia”, the Venetians would usually disguise themselves behind masquerades not only during Carnival but also on many other occasions during the year, the desire to conceal and disguise their appearance was the most obvious: they did not want to be recognized. The so called “Macherieri” were experienced craftsmen that kept themselves busy with the creation of masks and disguises, such workshops spread everywhere becoming so popular that their ART was annexed to the College of Painters. These artisans also created their own set of rules called “Mariegola” in the first half of ' 500. Today you can still indulge yourself with beautiful handcrafted masks, you just need to search among the small traditional workshops spread around the ancient city of Venezia. The Masters of Accademia amaze us with a stunning creation that fits a Carnival theme as a backdrop in many areas. The creation was made with the Gemar Link Balloons GL6 that are so versatile and this

creation highlights the possibility of forming jagged & oblique shapes with this particular balloon. For the first time the Claudio introduces the use of single, double and triple GL6 link balloons in connection with the braids to form oblique angles and lines that are necessary for the perfect turn out of this sculpture. To strengthen and make this a 3-dimensional sculpture he has created a double mask, overlapping and connected with balloon fittings. To complete the uniformity of colour and enhance the visual effect he has filled in the open spaces with A50 balloons in Light Green and Black. The use of a project will facilitate the construction of this sculpture.

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Materials and inflating instructions

ROWS • 168pcs • 136pcs • 98pcs • 52pcs • 40pcs • 24pcs • 16pcs

GL6/6” GL6/6” GL6/6” GL6/6” GL6/6” GL6/6” GL6/6”

Light green 11 Yellow 02 Black 14 Fuxia 07 Light blue 09 Lavander 49 Blue 10

inflated to 14cm/5” inflated to 14cm/5” inflated to 14cm/5” inflated to 14cm/5” inflated to 14cm/5” inflated to 14cm/5” inflated to 14cm/5”

JOINTS • 16pcs • 68pcs • 25pcs • 25pcs

GL6/6” GL6/6” GL6/6” GL6/6”

Light green 11 Yellow 02 Black 14 Fuxia 07

inflated to 10cm/4” inflated to 10cm/4” inflated to 10cm/4” inflated to 10cm/4”

ROUND A50

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PZ

• • • • • • • • • •

14pcs 4pcs 6pcs 32pcs 136pcs 50pcs 50pcs 28pcs 8pcs 12pcs

GL6/6” GL6/6” GL6/6” A50/5” A50/5” A50/5” A50/5” A50/5” A50/5” A50/5”

Light blue 09 Lavander 49 Blue 10 Light green 11 Yellow 02 Black 14 Fuxia 07 Light blue 09 Lavander 49 Blue 10

SINGLE • 98pcs A50 • 13pcs A50

inflated to 10cm/4” inflated to 10cm/4” inflated to 10cm/4” inflated to 7,5cm/3” inflated to 7,5cm/3” inflated to 7,5cm/3” inflated to 7,5cm/3” inflated to 7,5cm/3” inflated to 7,5cm/3” inflated to 7,5cm/3”

Light Green Black

inflated to11,5cm/4,5” inflated to 11,5cm/4,5”

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1 2 3 4

13 4

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10

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6 7

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GL6 COLLANE GL6 BLACK 14 PZ 98 GL6 YELLOW 02 PZ 74 GL6 BLUE 10 PZ 16 GL6 LIGHT BLUE 09 PZ 40

GL6 SINGOLI

I PALLINI SONO RACCORDI COMPOSTI DA : N° 1 GL6 e N° 2 A50

GL6 YELLOW 02 PZ 32

GL6 FUXIA 07 PZ 52

GL6 COPPIE GL6 YELLOW 02 PZ 12

GL6 LAVANDER 49 PZ 24

GL6 TRIPLO

GL6

PZ

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14

25

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GL6 LIGHT GREEN 11 PZ 168

GL6 YELLOW 02 PZ 2

A50 PZ

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1. Balloon templates: 7,5cm/3" ; 10cm/ 4"; 11,5cm/ 4,5"; 14cm/ 5,5"

2. Balloons used for the sculpture and sizes: GL6 a 10cm/4”; GL6 a 14cm/5,5”; A50 a 7,5cm/3”; A50 a 11,5cm/4,5”.

3. Prepare 158 joints consisting of 1 GL6 and 2 A50 balloons. Quantity per colour as illlustrated in the project layout.

4. Create chain n.1 with 44 GL6 by following the colour pattern illustrated in the project layout and 14 joints.


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5. Hold the chain between 2nd - 3rd GL6 and between 42nd - 43rd GL6

6. Make a torsion to form a cluster of 4 balloons (quartina)

7. Insert a joint into the intersection of the GL6 to fix the cluster, continue until it is finished

8. Construction of braid n.1 with internal joints

9. Construction of 14 braids with internal joints as illustrated in the project layout

10. Connect the braids by making a knot

11. After connecting all the braids, insert the joints in the connections

12. Base of the Mask with all the braids connected and internal joints insertediti

13. Connect all the single GL6 balloons to complete the perimeter of the mask as illustrated in the project layout

14. Insert the external joints along the perimeter of the sculpture

15. Base of the mask complete with braids and joints

16. To create the second layer of the mask, follow previous steps to make the same number braids as made for the base starting from the 1st to the 14th braid

17. Position the 1st braid onto the 1st braid of the base and connect them at the intersection with a joint of A50 balloons

18. Connect all the perimeter with the joints

19. Tie the 2nd braid to the 1st, connect the joints to the base of the mask and continue with the following braids. Half the construction of the second layer.

20. Assembly of all the braids of the second layer

21. Inflate the A50 balloons to an 11,5cm/4,5� size

22. Insert the green & black A50 balloons in the open spaces of the mask.

23. The Mask completed.

24. Decorative scenography.

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Fantasies of Pumpkins

Halloween is the name of a popular festival of pre-Christian origin, which is celebrated on the evening of October 31st which is the eve of All Saints Day (that's the meaning of the word Halloween). In modern tradition children dress up as witches, zombies, ghosts and vampires and go about knocking on the doors of homes screaming: "Trick or treat?". To keep away bad luck you should traditionally knock on 13 different doors. The theme is so interesting that it frees the ability to imagine truly creative decorations.

Gemar and the Masters of Accademia present a balloon decoration for all Halloween lovers. Pumpkins are the heart of this decoration that is made with the use of Gemar Pumpkin Punch Balls (59840-126). The print quality and the natural wedges of the balloon contribute to a create visual pumpkin. This decoration highlights the infinite possibilities to create balloon decorations with balloons that are not commonly used in professional balloon decorations, there are really no limits when it comes to imagination & creation.

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Materials, inflating instructions

• 16 pcs. A50 orange 04 • 28 pcs. A50 black 14

• 10 pcs. D4 orange 04

• 36 pcs. D4 light green 11

inflated to 10cm/4” inflated to 10cm/4”

• 8 pcs.

G90 orange 04

• 3 pcs.

GS110 11921-119 nero 14

• 4 pcs. • 7 pcs.

inflated to 18cm/7”

GS110 11921-119 orange 04

G150 transparent 00 inflated to 46cm/18”

• 24 pcs. GPBS1 59840-126 orange 04

Accessories

• 2 pcs.

inflated to 25cm/10”

1Mt poles + bases

• nylon thread • balloon sizer • hand pump • fabric

• helium

1. Inflate punch balls GPBS1 to a 25cm/10” size and tie

2. Insert the knot into the punch ball until you reach the opposite side. Grab the knot from the external side of the balloon and make a torsion.

3. Tie a deflated modeling balloon D4 to the knot of the punch ball. Creation of the standard Pumpkin.

4. Insert a little ball made with D4 modeling balloons into each punch ball for a total of 8 punch balls.

5. Position the ball inside the punch ball on the pumpkin’s nose. Grab the ball from the outer side of the punch ball and make a torsion. Use a modeling balloon D4 to tie the ball. Inflate all 8 punch balls and make them into pumpkins by following previous steps 1–3. Pumpkin with link.

6. Use 4 standard pumpkins for centre. Use 8 pumpkins with link for the base and the top part of the column.

7. Tie 4 pumpkins with link together to make a cluster of 4 pumpkins.

8. Twist the pumpkin cluster onto the pole.

9. Inflate 4 G90 orange 04 to an 18cm/7” size, make a cluster of 4 and twist onto the pole on top of the pumpkins.

10. Inflate a green modeling balloon D4 to cover the base of the column.

11. Tie 2 modeling balloons D4 together, repeat this operation with another 2 balloons.

12. Twist the 4 modeling balloons D4 onto the pole.


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13. Pull up the modeling balloons D4 to cover the pole. Fix the balloons by tying them with 2 deflated modeling balloons D4.

14. Inflate 4 A50 orange 04 to a 10cm/4� size, make a cluster of 4 and twist onto the pole.

15. Make a cluster of 4 link pumpkins with the remaining balloons and twist onto the pole.

16. Inflate 4 A50 orange 04 to a 10cm/4� size, make a cluster of 4 and twist onto the pole.

17. The modeling balloons D4 that cover the pole must have the same length.

18. Tie the 4 standard pumpkins to each loose end of the modeling balloons that cover the pole.

19. Twist a deflated modeling balloon D4 around the pole to form a spiral.

20. Inflate the modeling balloon D4 while twisted around the pole.

21. A curl that is to be used to decorate the pumpkin like a leave. Tie.

22. Twist 2 curls around the centre of the column on top of the modeling balloons that cover the pole.

23. Make 12 curls to complete this decoration. Hold the knot of the modeling balloons and tie into a ring.

24. Repeat this operation to make 2 rings to create the leave of the pumpkin.

26. Column completed.

27. Connect the 2 columns with an arch of balloons made on nylon thread. The arch consists of GS110 Happy Halloween balloons (11921-119) that have been inserted into transparent G150 balloons all filled with helium, the balloons have been completed with clusters of 4 A50 balloons.

25. Apply the 12 leaves to the pumpkins.


Santa Claus wishes you Happy Hollydays Santa Claus is riding a cloud of snow flake balloons while bringing a cheerful gift, a bouquet of balloons as a wishful "Merry Christmas & Happy New Year". This decoration highlights the use a new balloon for decoration, Gemar’s AD3. This is a first timer and it seems to be a flexible balloon in the hands of a Master. Santa is exhibiting some of Gemar’s new collection of prints available on G110 30cm/12” in pastel, crystal & metallic colours.This decoration is a source of inspiration for the Masters of Accademia to create decorations by experimenting with new balloons.

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Materials, inflating instructions and accessories BODY & BELT 4 pcs

AD3 red 05

inflated to 30,5cm/10”

4 pcs

A50 white 01

inflated to 10cm/4"

4 pcs 1 pcs 3 pcs

AD3 red 05

D4 white 01 D4 black 14

ARMS 4 pcs

AD3 red 05

1 pc

A50 white 01

8 pcs 1 pc

2 pcs 2 pcs

inflated to 40,5cm/16”

inflated to 30,5cm/12”

1 pcs

A50 blush 69

inflated to 11,5cm/4,5"

2 pcs

A50 blush

2 pcs

A50 red 05

inflated to 10cm/4"

6 pcs D4 white 01

A50 white 01 D4 white 01

AD3 red 05

inflated to 30,5cm/12”

BOOTS

inflated to 35,5cm/14”

A50 Black 14

inflated to 9,0cm/ 3,5"

A50 Black 14

inflated to 11,5cm/ 4,5"

16 pcs A50 Black 14

G90 Black 14

inflated to 10cm/4"

1 pcs A50 white 01

8 pcs

BOUQUET 8 pcs 2 pcs

G150 trasparent 00/ inflated to 43,2cm/17" GS110 print 11921-112-13 inflated to

25,4cm/10” 2 pcs

GS110 print 11921-112-45 inflated to

2 pcs

GS110 print 11921-118-18 inflated to

2 pcs

GS110 print 11921-118-42 inflated to

25,4cm/10” 25,4cm/10” 25,4cm/10”

32 pcs A50 white 01 inflated to 10cm/4”

18 pcs D4 red 05

BASE

2 pcs

AD3 red 05

inflated to 11,5cm/4,5"

D4 black 14

HAT

inflated to 10cm/4"

inflated to 11,5cm/4,5"

2 pcs

inflated to 10 cm/4"

A50 /white 01

inflated to 9,0cm/3,5"

A50 /red 05

2 pcs/

A50 white 01

3 pcs

GLASSES

2 pcs

8 pcs

6 pcs

A50 white 01

LEGS 2 pcs

FACE

inflated to 0 cm/4"

ACCESSORIES Nylon

GS110 print 11921-141-00 inflated to 25,4cm/ 10" Steel thread 1mm

12 pcs GS110 print 11921-141-00 inflated to 18 cm/ 7"

12 pcs GMS110 print 11941-141-38 inflated to 18cm/ 7"

inflated to 6,4cm/ 2,5" inflated to 15,2cm/ 6"

1. Make the first cluster of 4 red AD3 balloons inflated to a 30,5cm/12” length.

2. Close the cluster by making a knot with the loose ends of the cluster.

3. Make the second cluster of 4 AD3 balloons inflated to a 40,5cm/16” length. Position the cluster at the base of the first cluster and tie.

4. Wrap the second cluster around the first and tie at the top.

5. At the bottom part of the body tie some nylon thread and insert a cluster of 4 A50 balloons inflated to 10cm/4”.

6. Make the top part of the arms with a cluster made of 2 A50 (white & red) inflated to a 10cm/4” size and 2 red AD3 inflated to a 30,5cm/12” length. Tie some nylon thread to the top part of the body and insert the cluster with the A50 white positioned on the front.

7. Make the forearms by tying 2 red AD3 inflated to a 30,5cm/12” size to the arms.


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8. Make 2 small bubbles with the AD3 balloons by twisting them to obtain the elbows.

9. To make the cufflinks, insert 2 clusters of 4 white A50 balloons inflated to a 9cm/3,5” size.

10. Insert 1 white modeling balloon D4 into a white A50 balloon and leave the bead of the modeling balloon out.

11. Inflate a part of the modeling balloon until the A50 balloon is totally extended. Connect it to the cufflinks to obtain the hands.

12. Insert 1 white modeling balloon D4 to the centre of the body.

13. Make a cluster of 2 red A50 balloons inflated to an 11,5cm/4,5” size and 2 red AD3 inflated to a 35cm/14” length and tie with nylon thread to the body making sure the AD3 balloons are positioned to the front to create the thighs.

14. Inflate to 2 red AD3 to a 30,5cm/12” size in length and tie to the thighs.

15. Make a bubble with a torsion on the AD3 balloons to create the knees, eliminate the excess of the deflated balloon.

16. Make a part of the boots by tying some nylon thread to the knees and by inserting 3 clusters of 4 balloons. The first cluster of 4 black A50 balloons inflated to 11,5cm/4,5”, the remaining clusters inflated to a 9cm/3,5” size.

17. Finish the boot with a couplet consisting of 1 black A50 inflated to an 11,5cm/4,5” and 1 black G90 inflated to a 15cm/6” size.

18. Make the face and the neck with 3 clusters of 4 balloons: 1st with 4 A50 balloons white 01 inflated to10cm/4”; 2nd with 4 A50 balloons 3 white 01 + 1 blush 69 inflated to 11,5cm/4,5”; 3rd with 4 A50 balloons 2 white 01 + 2 blush 69 inflated to 10cm/4”. Tie the clusters to the body with nylon thread and draw mouth and eyes on the blush coloured balloons.

19. Make Crearethe il cappello hat with 18 conblack 18 modellabili modeling balloons D4 rossiD4 intrecciati twisted into con tecnica a hat starting lineare.from Iniziare the top dall’alto and gradually verso il basso widening allargandosi towardsfino the alla bottom base of the delhat. cappello. Insert 6 Inserire white modeling 6 modellabili balloonsD4 D4 to bianchi create per the formare border ofilthebordo hat and cappello 1 A50 white ed 1 on A50thebianco top. gonfiato 10cm/4” posizionato Make the glasses sulla sommità.Creare with 2 black gli modeling occhiali con balloons 2 modellabili filled with D4 nero flexible riempiti steel thread. con dei Make ferretti the belt piegabili. with 3 Creare black modeling la cinturaballoons con 3 modellabili D4. D4 neri.

20. Make the base with 2 clusters of 4 GS110 balloons 11921-141-00.

21. Create the snow effects by using 6 couplets of GS110 11921-141-00 and 6 couplets of GS110 11921-141-38 twisted into a random cluster and then fixed to the base. Fix Santa on top of the base.

22. Make a bouquet of wish balloons by inserting 8 GS110 balloons inflated with helium to 25cm/10” (4 pcs 11921-112-80 + 4 pcs 11921-118-80) into 8 G150/00 balloons inflated with helium to 43cm/17”. Decorate the helium filled balloons with clusters of 4 white A50 balloons inflated to 10cm/4”. Connect the bouquet to Santa’s hand.


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Wedding Panel

Gemar & Accademia proudly present a “Wedding Balloon Panel�. In this occasion the Masters of Accademia present a unique balloon panel that can also be used for many other occasions. This decoration is unique because the Gemar Link Balloons are not just a pure decorative element but the actual structure and the backbone of this decoration. Meanwhile the couplets of printed balloons create a beautiful texture finish. This technique is a perfect example of the great and practical functionality of the Gemar Link Balloons, these balloons offer the possibility to create beautiful decorations that do not require the use of any tools nor structures.

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This composition is double sided, the image can be seem from both sides making it a perfect solution for open spaces by simply hanging it with nylon thread. The technique is quite simple but requires careful attention to the layouts and the patterns illustrated throughout the creation of the entire decoration. The choice of white & ivory gives this decoration an elegant touch. The Masters of Accademia have once again presented creative ideas and techniques to make unique decorations with a great visual impact.


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Materials & Accessories - Gemar Latex Balloons • 200 GL6 Gemar Link Balloons white 01 • 160 GL6 Gemar Link Balloons ivory 59 • 364 GS110 ivory 59 printed hearts design 11921-086-59 • 282 G90 white 01 • 76 A50 ivory 59 Accessories • 1 premium cool aire inflator • balloon templates: 8cm/3”; 13cm/5” and 16cm/6” • nylon thread

Layout n.1: link chains

Layout n.2: link chains + round balloon couplets

Layout n.3: the heart decoration

3. Hold chain n.1 (see step 1), position your hands on GL6 link balloons n.1, n.2, n.35 and n.36 (see layout n.1)

6. Follow layout n.2 and continue by inserting the second couplet of round balloons into the centre of the following 4 link balloons

1. Inflate 360 white & ivory GL6 link balloons to a 13cm/ 5” size. Follow the pattern illustrated in project n.1 and make 10 chains, each consisting of 36 balloons.

4. Insert the first couplet of round balloons in the centre of the 4 link balloons (see step 2 – layout n.2)

7. Couplet of round balloons inserted, continue by following the pattern illustrated in layout n.2

2. Inflate the GS110 printed hearts & G90 balloons to a 16cm / 6” size. Follow layout n.2 and proceed by twisting the balloons into couplets as illustrated.

5. Twist the link balloons into a torsion in order to create a cluster

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9. Push the couplet into the last intersection of the chain

14. Connect chain 1 and 2 by making a tight knot, alternate 1 knot with 1 couplet of round balloons

19. First 5 braids connected

10. Finish the chain and insert the last couplet of round balloons, the final result is a braid of balloons, braid n.1

15. Continue by inserting the couplets of round balloons into the openings

20. The balloon panel completely connected

11. Follow layout n.2 and build the remaining 9 braids, make each braid by using 1 chain + couplets of round balloons according to the pattern illustrated in layout n.2. It is very important to number each braid once you have finished assembling it.

16. Tie the link balloons and push the couplets into the instersection of link balloons

21. Inflate 76 ivory A50 balloons to a 8cm / 3� size. Make 38 couplets

12. Position the braids onto a clean surface

17. Proceed in the same pattern until the first 2 braids are completely connected

22. Cut off the excess neck of the balloons

13. The 10 braids

18. First 2 braids connected

23. Insert the couplets around perimeter of the balloon panel as a frame finish.


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A “Surprise” Present In this issue Gemar & Accademia present "A Surprise Present". This sculpture is designed and built with the Gemar Link Balloons™ and trimmed with Gemar round balloons. Again we discover the great versatility of Gemar Link Balloons™ as the sculpture was made by using both sizes of links in perfect harmony and unison: GL6/6” and GL13/13”. By inflating the balloons correctly you can admire how the joints and rows of balloons create perfect intersections for a solid and stable 3-D sculpture

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without any frames nor structures. By using different colours of Gemar Link Balloons™ we have designed a yellow ribbon meanwhile a bow of balloons is the finishing touch of this present. For a “SURPRISE” effect we have attached 2 helium inflated G220 80cm/31” balloons to the top of the present, these will automatically open the present to release a bunch of helium filled HAPPY BIRTHDAY balloons! The “Surprise Present” given the size is ideal for large spaces.


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MATERIALS, INFLATING INSTRUCTIONS AND ACCESSORIES

PACCO REGALO • 33 pcs Gemar Link GL13 • 99 pcs Gemar Link GL13 • 47 pcs Gemar Link GL6 • 69 pcs Gemar Link GL6 • 144 pcs A50 • 198 pcs A50

Yellow 02 Blue 10 Yellow 02 Blue 10 Yellow 02 Blue 10

ALTRI PEZZI DELLE SCULTURA • 9 pcs D4 modeling balloon • 2 pcs D4 modeling balloon • 16 pcs A50 round balloon • 1 pcs A50 round balloon • 50 pcs GS110 • 2 pcs G220

inflated to 24cm/9,5” inflated to 24cm/9,5” inflated to 14cm/5,5” inflated to 14cm/5,5” inflated to 9cm/ 3,5” inflated to 9cm/ 3,5”

Yellow 02 Blue 10 Blue 10 inflated to 9cm/3,5” Yellow 02 inflated to 9cm/3,5” mixed colours design 11921/042/80 Yellow 02

ROWS, JOINTS AND COUPLETS - / SIDES OF THE PRESENT • 4 horizontal rows of link balloons each consisting of 18 GL13 blue 10 + 4 GL13 yellow 02 connected as illustrated in the design

• 1 AIR INFLATOR

• BALLOON TEMPLATES

• 14 vertical joints made up of 5 balloons in blue 10 each consisting of 3 GL6” + 2 A50, with the A50 balloons positioned at the 2 ends of the joint • 8 vertical joints made up of 5 balloons in yellow 02 each consisting of: 3 GL6 + 2 A50, with the A50 balloons positioned at the 2 ends of the joint • 56 couplets consisting of 2 A50 balloons in blue 10 • 32 couplets consisting of 2 A50 in yellow 02 TOP OF THE PRESENT • 9 vertical rows each consisting of 4 GL13 of which 3 blue 10 + 1 yellow 02 and 2 A50 blue 10 connected at the 2 ends of the line as illustrated in the design • 2 vertical rows each consisting of 4 GL13 yellow 02 + 2 A50 yellow 02 connected at the 2 ends of the line as illustrated in the design • 3 horizontal rows each consisting of 10 GL6 of which 9 blue 10 + 1 yellow 02 and 2 A50 blue 10 connected at the 2 ends of the line as illustrated in the design • 2 horizontal rows each consisting of 10 GL6 yellow 02 and 2 A50 yellow 02 10 connected at the 2 ends of the line as illustrated in the design • 27 couplets of 2 A50 blue 10 • 28 28 couplets of 2 A50 yellow 02

• NYLON THREAD

• HELIUM

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2. Balloons used for the sculpture: GL6; A50; GL13; D4 modeling

3. Vertical joints of GL6 inflated to a 14cm/5,5” size and couplets of A50 inflated to a 9cm/3,5cm size

4. Make 4 rows of balloons each consisting of 22 GL13 link balloons inflated to a 24cm/9,5” size of which: 18 blue 10 + 4 yellow 02

5. Insert the first vertical joint in the intersection of the horizontal row of GL13, make a torsion and insert a couplet of A50 balloons

6. Connecting the 4 rows with the first vertical joint

7. Continue by inserting all joints as illustrated in the design

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1. Balloon templates: 14cm/5,5”; 24cm/9,5”

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9. Form the angles of the present by bringing the couplets of A50 balloons outwards, the angles are clearly marked in red in the design: n.5, n.12 and n.16

10. Sides shaped into a present

11. Close the fourth angle with a knot

12. Fourth angle connected

13. Insert the last vertical joint into the fourth angle

14. The sides of the present completed

15. To make the top of the present prepare the 11 vertical rows of GL13 as illustrated in the design

16. To make the top of the present prepare the 5 horizontal rows of GL6 as illustrated in the design

17. Insert and connect the rows as shown in steps 5 – 8. Top completed.

18. Make the bow by using 8 yellow modeling balloons with 2 blue A50 balloons at each end + 8 blue modeling balloons twisted into a n.8

19. Twist the yellow D4 modeling balloons together

20. The 8 modeling balloons twisted together

21. Twist the n.8 shapes of modeling balloons together

22. Connect the 2 clusters together with a yellow A50 balloon tied to the centre with a defilate modeling balloon

23. Fix the bow to the present by inserting the A50 into the links

24. Connect the inside of the present with 2 nylon threads, connect the thread to the longer sides to avoid distorsions

25. Attach the top to the present by inserting 4 blue D4 modeling balloons

26. Make a torsion to create a ring

27. Insert 50 helium filled happy birthday balloons into the present and close the top

28. Connect 2 helium filled g220 to the top of the present with nylon thread. Seal the present with nylon thread to make sure happy birthday balloons are not released beforehand. Cut the nylon threads to release the “surprise� balloons


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THE ICE CREAM Gemar & Accademia del Palloncino Italiano presents "Ice Cream Cone". Once again our Masters amaze us using a simple, easy to implement but offers a final result of great visual impact. This composition was used balloons GL 13, A50, GL6 and GL 220 and used a range of colors that convey joy and vivacity to the composition itself. Thanks to the use of GL6 and GL13 we can realize three-dimensional compositions also of large dimensions, without the aid of frames.

Gemar Balloons used: Gemar Link Balloons™ Gemar Link Balloons™ Gemar Round Balloons™ Gemar Round Balloons™

GL6 mustard 43 GL13 mustard 43 A50 mustard 43 G220 mixed colours

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Close the braid by tying the 2 ends together

Inflate 16 GL13 balloons and make a chain

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Twist the chain into a braid

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At each joint insert a couplet of A50 balloons

4. This is braid no.6 that will be used for the top part of the cone

9. Inflate 4 GL6 balloons to a 3,5”/9cm size a tie them together. Inflate 4 A50 balloons to a 2,5”/6cm size and tie them to the ends of the GL6 balloons. Insert this at the bottom of the cone

6. Follow steps 1-5 and work to create the cone from bottom to top by making 6 braids inflated in different sizes: braid no.1, use 16 GL6 balloons of which 8 inflated to a 3”/7,5cm and 8 inflated to a 3,5”/9cm size braid no.2, use 16 GL6 balloons of which 8 inflated to a 4”/10cm and 8 inflated to a 4,5”/11,5cm size braid no.3, use 16 GL6 balloons of which 8 inflated to a 5”/13cm and 8 inflated to a 5,5”/14cm size braid no.4, use 16 GL13 balloons of which 8 inflated to a 6”/15cm and 8 inflated to a 6,5”/16,5cm size braid no.5, use 16 GL13 balloons of which 8 inflated to a 7”/18cm and 8 inflated to a 8”/20cm size braid no.6, use 16 GL13 balloons of which 8 inflated to a 9”/23cm and 8 inflated to a 10”/26cm size

7. Tie the 2 ends of each braid as shown in step 5. Connect the braids together from smallest to largest

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The cone is finished

10. Inflate 4 GL13 balloons to an 8”/20cm size a tie them together. Inflate 4 A50 balloons to a 3,5”/9cm size and tie them to the ends of the GL13 balloons. Insert this inside the top part of the cone

11. Cone with the GL13 cluster inserted

12. Make your ice cream scoops by using 10 G220 balloons, inflate the balloons and tie them together in a ball and top your cone. To personalize this decoration choose the balloon colours according to your favourite flavours of ice cream….


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THE SPIDER’S WEB Gemar & Accademia del Palloncino Italiano presents "The spider in the web".

The decoration that we present is of medium difficulty and can be used during the Halloween decorations for both domestic and corporate or commercial. The decoration is made with balloons modeled Gemar with which, thanks to the assortment of colors, you can create decora-tions unique and very creative, because this type of balloon model to all

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GEMAR BALLOONS USED: • 8 pieces of D4 modelling balloons black 14 • 12 pieces of D4 modelling balloons clear 00

creative needs. Modeled with balloons decorations can be made in various sizes, from the smallest to the largest. The decoration that we present consists of a web of 4 circles. To achieve this web were added mouldable to get to the correct diameter.


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1. Inflate the clear modelling balloons D4. Tie 2 modelling balloons together and create 3 couples. Twist them together.

2. Make a bubble near the twist

3. Seal the bubble on itself

4. Repeat the same step on another balloon to make 2 sealed bubbles that will give stability to the decoration .

5. Begin to weave the cob web. Make a segment and 2 sealed bubbles on each of the 6 balloons

6 Join together the segments of the balloons

7. Continue like this to create the cob web

8. The cob web

9. To create the spider inflate a black modelling balloon D4 and make a sealed bubble

10. Continue by making a segment and a sealed bubble

11. Make the second segment and join it to the first bubble. Continue and make 4 segments

12. Inflate the second black modelling balloon D4 and tie it to the body of the spider

13. With the second modelling balloon we will make the head. Make a segment on the second modelling balloon followed by a sealed bubble.

14. Continue and make 2 segments and twist them into the bubbles

15. Make another bubble for the second eye

16. For the Spider’s legs Inflate 2 black modelling balloons D4 and tie them together. Make 1 segment and 2 sealed bubbles. Continue like this on each balloon in order to obtain 3 segments for each of the 2 balloons.

17. To finish the spider’s legs inflate another 4 black modelling balloons D4 and repeat step 16

18. Insert the legs in between the header & the body of the spider. Make the eyes with a yellow marker.

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“Gemar Balloons”& materials SANTA’S FEET • 3pcs G150 red 45 • 2pcs G150 black 14

SANTA’S BODY • 1pc G220 red 45 • 6 pcs D4 yellow 03

1. Make the base with 5 G150 balloons of which 3 red and 2 black for the shoes

SANTA’S HEAD • 11pcs A50 white 01 • 10pcs A50 blush 69 • 11pcs A50 red 45

5. Tie another red modeling balloon to the knot of the G220 balloon that is now Santa’s body, it will be used to connect the head to the body

2. Insert a soft ball into the G220 balloon to create a linking

SANTA’S ARMS • 2pcs G120 red 45 • 2pcs G90 red 45 • 6pcs A50 red 45 • 2pcs A50 white 01

7. Make the arms by turning 5 balloons into an apple shape, also known as the “apple” technique, for this operation use 1 G90 + 4 A50 balloons. Inflate each balloon, push the knot of each balloon inwards until it reaches the opposite end of the balloon, proceed by tying the knot from the outside of the opposite side of each balloon with a deflated modeling balloon, the final result is an apple shape. Make the hands by using 2 white A50 balloons.

8. Assemble the arms by connecting the balloons making sure the joints are sturdy

6. Make Santa’s head by using clusters of 5 balloons of different colours and sizes in the following order: 1. Cluster of 5 white A50 balloons inflated to a 5,5”/14cm size 3. Use a red modeling balloon to tie around the ball in order to fix the position of it at the bottom centre of the G220 balloon

2. Cluster of 5 blush A50 balloons inflated to a 4”/10cm size, insert a red balloon into one of the A50 balloons in order to create a reddish tone for the nose 3. Cluster of 5 blush A50 inflated to a 3”/ 7,5cm size. With a black marker draw 2 pupils onto the balloons that will be positioned in the front to make the eyes

9. Once assembled the arms attach them to the body with a warm glue. Complete Santa by adding some accessories, make a belt by using yellow modeling balloons.

4. Cluster of 5 white A50 balloons inflated to a 4”/10cm size 5. Cluster of 5 red A50 balloons inflated to a 3,5”/9cm size 6. Cluster of 5 red A50 balloons inflated to a 3”/7,5cm size 4. The loose end of the modeling balloon will be used to connect Santa’s body to the base

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1 red A50 balloon inflated to a 4,5”/11,5cm 1 white A50 balloon inflated to a 4”/10cm

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“Gemar Balloons” & materials • • • • •

32 pcs 16 pcs 32 pcs 26 pcs 24 pcs

• 96 pcs A50 • 11 pcs D4

GL13 green13 GL13 red 45 A50 green 11 A50 red G90 green 13

green 13 green 13 green 12 red 45 9. Insert the second chain of red GL13 link balloons (step 1) and the remaining 7 couplets of red A50 balloons in between each link (see previous step). Insert the last chain of green link balloons and add the remaining couplets of green A50 balloons (see step 5) in between the angles of the “gift box”

1. Inflate 48 GL13 link balloons (16 red + 32 green) to a 9”/23cm size. With these balloons make 5 chains of 8 link balloons each (2 red + 3 green) and 4 couplets of green link balloons. Create 2 circles of balloons, as shown in the photo, by using 2 of the green link chains. Connect the ends of each chain together to obtain a circle.

5. Inflate 32 A50 balloons (green 11) to a 4”/10cm size. Use these balloons to make 8 clusters of 3 balloons each + 4 couplets

10. Make 24 joints to fill in the “gift box”, each joint consisting of 1 G90 inflated to 7”/18cm size + 1 cluster of 4 A50 balloons inflated to a 4”/10cm size

2. Connect 1 couplet of green GL13 link balloons to the first circle of balloons

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Insert each cluster of 3 A50 balloons into each angle

11. Fill in the empty spaces of the “gift box” with the clusters made in previous step.

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Connect the remaining 3 couplets

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The frame of the “gift box” is complete

12. Top part of the “gift box”

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Connect the second circle to the opposite end

8. Insert the first chain of red GL13 link balloons (step 1). Inflate 26 red A50 balloons to a 4”/10cm size and twist them into 13 couplets. Insert 6 couplets in between each link. Repeat this operation with the second red chain (see following step)

13. Make the bow by inflating as many modeling balloons D4 as you wish, we have used 10 modeling balloons for our “gift box”. Fix the bow to the top of the box with a deflated modeling balloon


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COLUMN OF HEARTS Valentine's Day is the celebration of love and is very popular in the world and especially in Europe. If each holiday is characterized by a special colour and symbol, red is the colour and the heart is the most expressive symbol for Valentine’s Day. Therefore red hearts have inspired this decoration to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

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The decoration we are going to create is very simple to achieve and thanks to the extensive range of Gemar colours, the Masters of Accademia can create a vivid colour - dimension contrast by using 3 shades of red and 2 shades of rose, some of which with a metallic finish.


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Materials GEMAR BALLOONS • AM50 red 32 • A50 red 05 • A50 red 45 • CR6 red 05 • CRM6 red 32 • CR rose 06 • CR red 05 • CR17 rose 06 • CRM17 rose 66 • D4 red 05

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EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES • 1 x 340cm aluminium frame (0,6cm diameter aluminium) • 1 x 280cm aluminium frame (0,6cm diameter aluminium) • 1 x 220cm aluminium frame (0,6cm diameter aluminium) • 1 x 300cm aluminium frame (0,6cm diameter aluminium) • 1 metal base 50x50cm + 200cm allumium pole • 100cm pink tulle • tape • shear

1. Frames, base, pole, tulle, tape and shear

3. By modelling the aluminium frames you will obtain 3 different sizes of hearts. Overlap the ends of each frame and fix strongly together with some tape making sure to cover all cutting edges. The large heart measures about 105cm/41”, the medium heart measures about 85cm/34”, the small heart measures about 65cm/26”.

2. With your hands shape the frames in order to realize 3 sizes of heart shapes. Starting from the centre each frame, fold each one into a “V” shape and then proceed by modeling both sides into a heart shape until the ends meet.

4. Inflate and tie the balloons two by two to create couplets that will be needed to cover the heart frames, use 1 shade of red for each frame. For the small heart use AM50 red 32 inflated to a 7,6/3” size; for the medium heart use A50 red 05 inflated to a 9cm/3,5” size; for the large heart use A50 red 45 inflated to a 10cm/4” size.


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5. Make clusters consisting of 4 balloons by twisting together 2 couplets.

9. Use the metal base and the pole to assemble the sculpture. Position the pole into the metal base to make a support for the sculpture.

13. Inflate the 3 sizes of heart shapes CR6, CR and CR17, tie a modeling balloon D4 to the knots of each balloon, the loose ends will be used to tie the balloons to the sculpture.

6. Cover the frames with the clusters of 4 balloons and follow the colour sequence: small heart red 32; medium heart red 05; large heart red 45

10. Starting from the bottom, insert the large heart tilted by 45째 into the pole.

14. Proceed by using the heart shape balloons to decorate our sculpture. Position the heart balloons into the heart frames and to the external points of intersection.

7. Once finished you will obtain 3 hearts of balloons ready to be used in our sculpture.

11. Ensure the heart to the pole by using a modeling balloon to fix the heart in each point of intersection making sure that it has a firm hold to the pole.

15. Prepare the tulle that will be used to decorate the sculpture.

8. The 3 hearts are ready, the different colour shades and sizes will create a contrast between colour & dimension.

12.Proceed by fixing the medium and small heart as indicated in previous step in order to obtain a heart column. The hearts should be tilted by 45째 alternated first to the left and then to the right.

16. Finish the sculpture with pink tulle, the tulle is used to highlight the sculpture and to mask the pole.


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Santa’s Sleigh

Gemar & Accademia wish you Happy Holidays and are proud to present "Santa's Sleigh" to celebrate the festive season.

The most awaited festival by children. We could not miss Santa Claus with his sleigh full of gifts & presents! These decorations have different degrees of difficulty, but fit for s skilled decorator. Create the right proportions by using a layout meanwhile our

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step by step illustrationswill guide you throughout the realization of this sculpture. By choosing Gemar Balloons, the quality and selection of colours & sizes will facilitate your work and will ensure a great result. Again the Masters of Accademia are dazzling us with creativity and professionalism.


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“Gemar Balloons”& materials Sleigh

Santa Claus

Santa’s Feet • 3 pcs G150 red • 2 pcs G150 black

Santa’s Body • 1 pc G220 red • 6 pcs D4 yellow

Santa’s head • 11 pcs A50 white • 10 pcs A50 blush • 11 pcs A50 red Santa’s arms • 2 pcs G120 • 2 pcs G90 • 6 pcs A50 • 2 pcs A50

red red red white

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•368 •366 • 63 • 49 • 80 •148 • 48

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A50 red GL6 red GL6 white A50 white GLM6 gold AM50 gold Foil Stars

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The Sleigh Base. Build the rows for the base of the sleigh. Make 9 horizontal rows of GL6 inflated to a 4”/10cm size of which: • 1 row x 8 GL6 link balloons • 1 row x 18 GL6 link balloons • 1 row x 20 GL6 link balloons • 1 row x 18 GL6 link balloons • 1 row x 16 GL6 link balloons • 1 row x 12 GL6 link balloons • 1 row x 14 GL6 link balloons • 2 rows x 16 GL6 link balloons

1. Build the base of the sleigh by using rows of GL6 link balloons inflated according to the instructions on top of the photo. The 4 white A50 balloons are the connections for the skis.

2. To create the 2 slides of the sleigh bring the couplets of A50 balloons to the outer side of the sleigh.

Make 22 vertical rows of GL6 inflated to a 5”/13cm size of which: • 13 rows x 9 GL6 link balloons • 4 rows x 4 GL6 link balloons • 2 rows x 3 GL6 link balloons • 2 rows x 2 GL6 link balloons • 2 rows x 1 GL6 link balloons • Make 140 couplets of A50 balloons (280 A50 balloons) + 20 single A50 balloons, all inflated to a 2,5”/6,5cm size • Insert the couplets of A50 balloons into the joints of each row and the single A50 balloons on the end joints

3. The couplets of A50 balloons on the outer side of the sleigh and all on the same vertical line.

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Base of the sleigh with sides up.

5. Make 7 joints by using 2 GL6 balloons inflated to a 5”/13cm size and 2 A50 balloons (1 red + 1 white) inflated to a 2,5”/6,5cm size.

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The 7 joints connected to the base of the sleigh.

12. Insert couplets of A50 balloons into the joints of the back of the seat (see step 10).

17. Insert the grill (step 15) to close the rear end of the sleigh.

8. With the same technique used for the base of the sleigh (see step 1) make the seat of the sleigh.

13. Connect the sides of the seat .

18. Connect the grill by making knots with the link balloons and by inserting the chain of GL6 made in step 16.

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14. Form the angles by twisting the couplets of A50 balloons outwards.

19. Rear end of the sleigh.

First connection of the seat to the sleigh.

10. Create a chain of GL6 balloons to complete the back of the seat.

11. Connect the seat to the 7 loose joints.

15. Make 7 chains consisting each of 4 GL6 balloons inflated to a 4”/11cm size. Create a grill with 4 chains positioned horizontally x 3 chains positioned vertically. Inflate 25 A50 balloons to a 2,5”/6,5cm size, make 11 couplets + 3 loose balloons. Insert the couplets into each joint of the grill and tie the single A50 balloons to the end of each of the 3 vertical chains of the grill.

16. Make 2 chains consisting each of 4 GL6 balloons inflated to a 4”/11cm size + 1 A50 balloon inflated to a 2,5”/6,5cm size positioned at each end.

20. On the front of the sleigh twist the first link balloon into a vertical position.

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22. To make the skis use 2 aluminum frames, 1 for each ski. Cover each frame by twisting deflated modeling balloons around it. Proceed by inflating 40 AM50 balloons (gold 39) to a 5”/13cm size. Twist the balloons into clusters of 4 and make a braid.

27. Make the base with 5 G150 balloons of which 3 red and 2 black for the shoes.

23. Connect the frame into the braid and tie each joint of the braid to the frame.

28. Insert a soft ball into the G220 balloon to create a linking.

32.Make Santa’s head by using clusters of 5 balloons of different colours and sizes in the following order: • Cluster of 5 white A50 balloons inflated to a 5,5”/14cm size • Cluster of 5 blush A50 balloons inflated to a 4”/10cm size, insert a red balloon into one of the A50 balloons in order to create a reddish tone for the nose • Cluster of 5 blush A50 inflated to a 3”/ 7,5cm size. With a black marker draw 2 pupils onto the balloons that will be positioned in the front to make the eyes • Cluster of 5 white A50 balloons inflated to a 4”/10cm size • Cluster of 5 red A50 balloons inflated to a 3,5”/9cm size • Cluster of 5 red A50 balloons inflated to a 3”/7,5cm size • 1 red A50 balloon inflated to a 4,5”/11,5cm • 1 white A50 balloon inflated to a 4”/10cm

24. Add 2 clusters of 5 A50 balloons inflated to a 2,5”/6,5cm size. Each cluster made of 4 AM50 balloons in gold 39 + 1 A50 balloon in red 45.

29. Use a red modeling balloon to tie around the ball in order to fix the position of it at the bottom centre of the G220 balloon.

34. Make the arms by turning 5 balloons into an apple shape, also known as the “apple” technique, for this operation use 1 G90 + 4 A50 balloons. Inflate each balloon, push the knot of each balloon inwards until it reaches the opposite end of the balloon, proceed by tying the knot from the outside of the opposite side of each balloon with a deflated modeling balloon, the final result is an apple shape. Make the hands by using 2 white A50 balloons.

25. Connect the sleigh to the skis with red A50 balloons in the 4 white points shown in step 1.

30. The loose end of the modeling balloon will be used to connect Santa’s body to the base.

35. Assemble the arms by connecting the balloons making sure the joints are sturdy.

26. Complete the sleigh with foil stars to finish.

31. Tie another red modeling balloon to the knot of the G220 balloon that is now Santa’s body, it will be used to connect the head to the body.

36. Once assembled the arms attach them to the body with a warm glue. Complete Santa by adding some accessories, make a belt by using yellow modeling balloons.


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WEDDING COLUMN

A column has always a stunning effect for an important occasion such as a Wedding but it is also suitable for many other special occasions. It’s a useful décor for large spaces like gardens or it can ideally be placed at the entrance of a chapel or banquet hall. The dimensions of the column enhance the space and its surroundings. Each column has been topped with a giant 30” balloon stuffed with

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helium filled balloons in different sizes, colour & prints. The giant balloons shall burst and release a cascade of balloons on the bride & groom creating a breath taking effect as shown in this issue. The realization of this décor is quite simple and requires basic technical knowledge, the only trick is to inflate and assemble the balloons in correct proportions between base, body and top.


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By following our step by step instructions you will be able to create your very own column easily as illustrated below.

Materials & Accessories (for each column) Equipment: 1. 50x50cm Metal Base 2. 2 mt Aluminium Pole 3. Ivy leaves 4. Palloni in lattice di ottima qualità dimensioni: Gemar latex balloons for the column: • 24 A50 balloons in transparent 00 • 22 AM50 balloons in burgundy 52 • 24 AM50 balloons in pearl white 28 • 10 GM90 balloons in burgundy 52 • 10 GS110 “Roses All Around” in transparent 00 • 10 GMS110 “Roses All Around” in burgundy 52 • 5 GMS110 “Roses All Around” in pearl white 28 Gemar latex balloons for stuffed topping: • 1 G220 giant balloon transparent 00 • 5 A50 balloons transparent 00 • 10 AM50 balloons (burgundy 52 & pear white 28 • 10 GM90 balloons (burgundy 52 & pearl white 28) • 10 GMS110 “Roses All Around” (burgundy 52 & pearl white 28) • 5 GS110 “Roses All Around” transparent 00 • D4 modelling balloon

1. Create the base with 5 balloons (5 balloons in a row) using burgundy 52 printed “Roses All Around”. Inflate balloons to a 9” size

2. Overlap the base with another 5 balloons (5 balloons in a row) using transparent 00 balloons printed “Roses All Around”. 1 GM90 burgundy 52 balloon has been inserted into each printed balloon. Inflate printed balloons to an 8” size.

3. Demonstration of how to insert a balloon inside another balloon, you can use a stick or other suitable equipment.


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4. The internal balloon should always be inflated smaller than the outside balloon in order to obtain the double balloon visual effect.

8. Follow the colour pattern: pearl white 28; transparent 00; pearl white 28; transparent 00; burgundy 52.

12. Stuff a giant transparent 00 G220 balloon with plain AM50 and GM90 balloons as well as printed balloons “Roses All Around” in transparent 00, pearl white 28 & burgundy 52. (see listed materials “topping for each column”) At this stage we can complete our work by positioning the stuffed balloon onto the column. Tie a D4 modelling balloon to the not of the stuffed balloon to create a joint between the stuffed balloon and the column.

5. Continue the column by using pearl white 28 balloons printed “Roses All Around”. Inflate balloons to a 7” size.

9. By following the colour pattern illustrated in step 8, the colours will wrap around the column harmoniously.

13. Fix the stuffed balloon to the column by wrapping the free end of the modelling around the balloons of the column.

6. Complete the base with 5 AM50 burgundy 52 balloons. Inflate balloons to a 5” size.

10. The first part of the column is finished.

14. To enhance the beauty add some ivy leaves throughout the body of the column making sure to follow the same pattern of the colours.

7. Make the body of the column by using 5 balloons but in 3 different colours: 2 A50 transparent 00, 2 AM50 pearl white 28 and 1 AM50 burgundy 52. The visual effect is neutral and not too heavy, just a spot of burgundy enriches the décor. Inflate balloons to a 4” size, each row is composed of 5 balloons for a total of 12 rows.

11. Make the top base by using 5 AM50 balloons in burgundy 52 inflated to a 5” size. Then add 5 burgundy 52 balloons printed “Roses All Around” inflated to a 7” size. To complete add the last row of double balloons by using 5 balloons in transparent 00 printed “Roses All Around” previously filled with 1 GM90 balloon in burgundy 52. Inflate the last row of double balloons to a 9” size. ( see steps 2 – 3 - 4)

15. Our Wedding Column is finished and ready for our event.


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A Christmas Centrepiece This Christmas Gemar & Accademia present a centrepiece made with the Fantasy Flower technique. The Masters of Accademia strive to create unique ideas by combining techniques, taste and creativity. In this issue Gabriele Del Cane presents a centrepiece for an elegant Christmas or New Year feast, the flower made is the traditional “Christmas Star�.

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The colour combination has been carefully chosen to fit in with the traditional Christmas or New Year settings. An arrangement of flowers, leaves and our Christmas Star enhance the beauty of this centrepiece. Attention to detail and precision are fundamental for a successful result but this arrangement is also a quick & easy solution for a great visual effect.


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Materials & Accesories: Gemar Latex Balloons: 5 10 10 1

AM50 pearl 28 GM90 pearl 28 GM110 pearl 28 D4 modelling balloon red 45

Materials & equipment: (A) Roll of aluminium thread of 2mm diameter (B) Bundle of green steel thread of 0,5mm diameter (C) Green steel thread diameter 1mm, length 70cm (D) Green florist tape Scissors & steel cutter Each material has been given a letter to simplify the step by step instructions.

01. Fold in half the aluminium thread (A) for a length of about 35cm, insert this thread into each GM90 and GM110 balloon. Fold in half the aluminium thread (C) and insert into each AM50 balloon. Repeat this operation for all balloons without cutting the necks off the balloon.

02. Fix each balloon to the aluminium by using the steel thread (B).

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04. To create the centre pistil of the flower cut the red D4 modelling balloon into rings.

09. Insert the second round of petals made up of 10 GM90 balloons as previously illustrated.

14. Open the petals outwards to create the flower.

05. 20 rings are sufficient.

10. Complete the flower by inserting the third round of petals made up of 10 GM110 balloons as previously illustrated.

15. Create each petal by pulling the 2 halves of steel thread in each flower outwards. To create a real flower effect work each petal by holding each flower tip between your fingers while pulling outwards.

06. Insert the rings onto the steel thread (C).

11. Secure all petals tightly together by using the steel thread (B).

16. Our flower is ready and has a diameter of about 30cm.

07. Seal the thread tightly in order to create a bunch of rings similar to a pistil.

12. Clean the flower of all excess steel threads used to make the petals and in order to create a stem.

17. Looking at the side perspective you can see the 3 rounds of petals.

08. Insert the pistil in the centre of the first round of petals made up with the 5 AM50 balloons. All petals should be positioned at the same height.

13. Cover all visible steel and joints with the green florist tape (D).

18. The pistil should emerge from the centre of the flower.


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Joker's Hat

Gemar & Accademia in this issue present the “Joker’s Hat”. In this occasion the Masters of Accademia have made a creation for Carnival characterized by a carefree fun spirit. Carnival is not only an Italian tradition, it is celebrated worldwide. During the Russian Carnival, the so called “Maslenitza” you will eat “Blini” and you will celebrate the arrival of Spring. Everyday a celebration is dedicated to someone special with street shows, amusements, open feasts and lots of music. The Russian soul “Russkaja Dushà” reveals all its joy and excitement in Moscow as well as in other cities throughout Russia, as it is dressed in bells and funny masks that make this occasion very similar to the more traditional Carnivals. Among the most famous Carnivals lies Nice where parades of masks are characterized by the “battles of flowers”.

The Carnival of Rio is probably the most extraordinary and wild expression of art and popular culture of Brasil. It is the most famous celebration and it takes place each year in February during a week of dancing, parading, music and foolishness. Carnival in London? Notting Hill of course. In one of Europe’s most multi ethnic cities, Carnival is a show of different folk traditions that melt into one spectacular cocktail. Meanwhile the New Orleans Carnival has become the most crazy celebration of all time, here the festivities are taken so serious that this period of the year has been nick named “madness”. Last but not least remains Italy in which Venice remains the greatest and most famous Carnival for its fascination and appeal, an evergreen since the earliest documents testifying this celebration date more than 900 years.


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However since 1873 the Carnival of Viareggio has also become an important event for party people worldwide. Started out as a simple parade of masks it has now become the Carnival of Europe, every year a month of partying, parades and masquerades are a must to celebrate this occasion. The “Joker’s Hat” has been realized with Gemar Link Balloons™ “GL6 & GL13” with the technique “horizontal-vertical” assembly in flashing and vibrant colours just like the occasion it celebrates.

The technique used is for an advanced level of knowledge and it enables us to create many three-dimensional sculptures. The use of this particular hat is vast and best for large environments, however if dimensions are reduced it can also be worn.

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Gemar Latex Balloons: 156 A50 balloons in yellow 02 60 GL6 balloons in yellow 02 24 GL13 balloons in fuscia 07 24 GL13 balloons in blue 10 24 GL13 balloons in green 11 2 D4 modelling balloons in fuscia 07 2 D4 modelling balloons in blue 10 2 D4 modelling balloons in green 11 Foil Balloons: 6 x 36” half moons in fuscia, blue and green

01. Make the first chain with 12 GL13 balloons inflated to a 9,5” size.

03. Connect the joints made with GL6 balloons to the first chain and weave in with the joints of A50 balloons.

05. Make the second chain with 12 GL13 balloons inflated to 6,5” size.

02. Make 12 joints with 2 A50 balloons inflated to a 3” size. Make 12 joints with 5 GL6 balloons of which 1 inflated to a 5,5” size + 4 inflated to a 4,5” size.

04. Connect the second chain by weaving in with the joints.

06. Make the third chain with 12 GL13 balloons inflated to a 7” size.


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07. Make the fourth chain with 12 GL13 balloons inflated to a 7,5” size.

11. On the top create a chain of 3 A50 balloons inflated to a 3” size.

15. Inflate 3 A50 balloons to a 3” size.

08. Make the fifth chain with 12 GL13 balloons inflated to an 8” size.

12. The Gemar latex balloon sculpture is finished.

16. Use the chain of 3 A50 balloons to cover the not between the half moon and the modelling balloons.

09. Make the sixth chain with 12 GL13 balloons inflated to an 8,5” size.

13. Inflate 6 x 36” foil half moons and tie 1 modelling balloon to the end of each balloon.

17. Create a chain of 5 A50 balloons of which 4 inflated to a 3” size + 1 inflated to a 4,5” size.

10. Insert 1 couple of A50 balloons inflated to a 3” size.

14. Tie the free end of the modelling balloon to the fifth chain of GL13 balloons.

18. Attach the chain of 5 A50 balloons to the end of each half moon as illustrated.


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THE FOOTBALL FIELD

Gemar & Accademia del Palloncino Italiano presents the latest creation "The football field." On this occasion, the masters of the Academy we have designed the sporty theme that will please fans of this sport. Often one needs to implement projects that may seem impossible. In any event, thanks to GL6, we can make all kinds of scenes, you just need a lot of creativity and a

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simple but fundamental to a good decorator. We show that with the right technique and the ball suited we can achieve everything, the technique used is that of the murals has often been shown. The football field is the proof, easy to implement high-impact, given the final size, to see him get the urge to run across kicking the ball. Gemar working daily to experiment with new techniques for using the balloon for decoration,


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stimulating the creativity of the decorators and ensuring the quality and design of authentic Italian products.

Gemar Latex Balloons used: 280 pieces GL6 Gemar Link Balloons™ white 01 840 pieces GL6 Gemar Link Balloons™ green 12 112 pieces A50 Gemar Balloons white 01 1034 pieces A50 Gemar Balloons green 12

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One complete braid of balloons, each braid should be numbered as shown in the layout. Follow the project layout in order to make the sequence of each braid correctly.

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Inflate 56 GL6 balloons to a 5” size and make a chain as shown in the photo with white balloons on one side and green balloons on the opposite side

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Rotate the groups of 4 balloons following the numbers and sequence shown in the project layout

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Put one hand in between the white balloons and your other hand in between the green balloons as shown in the photo

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Insert a couple of A50 balloons inflated to a 3” size

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Interweave the couplets in between the braids by rotation

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THE ACQUARIUM Gemar & Balloon Italian Academy present the latest creation from the "Aquarius". The techniques of infinite Balloon Art enables us to achieve decoration always like to create theme designs, in this case inspired the marine environment. All the decorations serve as applications, in this case of the columns, but of course we can use for any other needs (arches, murals, centerpieces, etc.). Their implementation has not any major technical

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difficulties but requires only a good manual and lots of creativity. Your imagination and creativity will enable you to realize other marine animals but also the wide range of colors of latex Gemar will give you the possibility to adapt our designs to any situation of being able to satisfy every color setting. We will not dwell on the implementation of the column, you will certainly be able to achieve, but we will analyze the particolori construction of jellyfish, anemones and fish.


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Piantana in ferro 50x50 con perno centrale Palo in alluminio mt 2.00 circa diam 20 mm Disco sottotorta forato diam 25cm Pennarello nero Pompetta per palloni

PER LA COLONNA • 48pz G120 Tonalità del blu • 1pz G220 Blue 46 • 50pz D4 Tonalità del verde THE JELLY FISH • 1 G220 balloon rose 06 • 5 A50 balloons rose 06 • 8 D4 modelling balloons rose 06 THE SEA ANEMONE • 10 D4 modelling balloons orange 04 THE PUFFER FISH • 1 GF120 balloon neon purple 26 • 1 GF90 balloon neon purple 26 • 1 CR rose 06 balloons rose 06 • 1 D4 modelling balloon clear 00 • 2 A50 balloons white 01

SEA ANEMONE

1. Inflate a D4 modelling balloon to half it’s length, at about 30cm form the not fold to create a ring

4. Continue to make smaller rings and alternate each ring with a bubble. You can make up to 3 rings with each modelling balloon. The quantity of rings you need to make will depend on the length you choose for your Sea Anemone. With the last modelling balloon make only 2 rings.

2. Close the ring and use the not of the balloon to tie the ring and seal it

5. Insert the rings onto the last modelling balloon

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Make a 0,5”/2cm bubble

6. Make the tentacles by connecting a few deflated modelling balloons at the end of the Sea Anemone


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JELLY FISH

1. Make a hole at the centre of your cake platter. Inflate a G220 balloon to about half it’s size (15”/38cm). While the balloon is inflated quickly insert the neck into the hole of the platter. Position the platter onto a flat surface and push the platter to the centre of the balloon while it’s deflating. This should be done quickly in order to ensure that the balloon sticks to the platter

4. Inflate 5 A50 balloons to the same size and tie them together into a cluster. Tie the cluster to the not of the G220 balloon

2. The balloon is stuck to the platter

3. To create the body of the jelly fish by push air into the neck of the balloon with a balloon pump. Tie the neck once you have enough air in the balloon.

5. Body and base of the jelly fish

6. To make the tentacles use 8 D4 deflated modelling balloons. Tie them together and connect them to the not between the cluster and G220 balloon

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3. Make a contour of the fish’s body with a clear modelling balloon, tie it to the not of the balloon and at the same time insert the tail fin. You can make a ring with the modelling balloon just in between the body and the tail fin to ensure more stability

1. For the body inflate a GF120 balloon to it’s size (12”/30cm)

2. For the tail fin insert a CR heart shape balloon into a GF90 balloon. Inflate the heart balloon just enough so that it sticks to the inside of GF90 balloon giving it a trapezoid shape

4. Make the eyes with 2 A50 balloons. Inflate the 2 balloons and tie them together, insert the couplet just under the modelling balloon and with a black marker draw the pupils of the eyes

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THE CLOWN

Gemar and Accademia del Palloncino Italiano present "The Clown", with the hope to make you live the circus atmosphere. All who follow this magazine are familiar with the various decorations that over time we have proposed and that can be accomplished with balloons Gemar link ™. Also this time, the Masters of the Academy, will introduce you to the creation of a sculpture of great sympathy, very big that is well suited to children's parties. The creation of this clown requires a good knowledge of the technical link because the realization requires great precision with execution times long enough; we would say a sculpture complex to realize. We believe that with our guide and explanation of the various steps through the pictures you will be able to accomplish it. The

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clown has no structure, and self-supporting, and easy to transport. Get organized with a good assortment of balloons Gemar and, of course, your imagination and creativity will enable you to make the most of what you're proposing, of course, with this technique, you can make other shapes for your every need. In these pages you will find detailed instructions for making all the details of the clown, such as the head, hands, etc.. Gemar and the Masters of the Academy of the balloon will be at the Balloon Festival in Moscow from September 28 to October 2, with specific workshops where all the fans in the industry will be able to assist on live various decorations. The Masters will be available to provide guidance and technical advice to all interested parties. See you there!


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Gemar Latex Balloons & Accessories THE BODY • GL6 42pcs • GL6 42pcs • GL6 48pcs • GL6 48pcs • GL6 46pcs • GL13 30pcs • GL13 30pcs • GL13 18pcs • GL13 18pcs • A50 114pcs • A50 106pcs • A50 117pcs • A50 118pcs • A50 6pcs • G90 5pcs • G90 5pcs • G450 1pc

yellow 02 orange 04 green 12 blue 10 fuscia 07 yellow 02 orange 04 green 12 blue 10 yellow 02 orange 04 green 12 blue 10 fuscia 07 green 12 blue 10 yellow 02

HEAD, HANDS AND ACCESSORIES • G220 1pc ivory 59 • G90 6pcs white 01 • D4 15pcs yellow 02 • D4 16pcs white 01 • D4 2pcs blue 10 • D4 4pcs fuscia 07 • A50 2pcs orange 04 • A50 2pcs light blue 09 • A50 2pcs red 05 • A50 3pcs yellow 02

he Clown is complete. To ensure the better stability of the sculpture add an inflated giant balloon inside. To personalize the sculpture add shoe laces, buttons, a bow tie and whatever your imagination suggests

1. Gonfiare una collana da 12 GL6 a 13 cm e 12 file di GL6 + round (dall'alto giallo 02 round 8 cm – GL6 10 cm- 11 cm- 11 cm- 13 cm- 13 cm- 10 cm- 10 cm- 13 cm11 cm- 10 cm - 10 cm- 10 cm- round 6,5 cm )

4. Make 5 more chains composed of: N°1 to 18 cm N°2 to 20 cm N°3 to 22 cm N°4 to 23 cm N°5 to 25 cm

2. Connect the first “yellow & green” row to the “yellow & orange” chain (clown base) by inserting & rotating the first yellow balloon (A50 inflated to 3”/8cm) into the chain

5. Position chain no.1 onto the clown base and fix it by twisting it into each row of balloons

3. Insert each row by following the colour pattern illustrated until all 12 rows have been connected to the yellow & orange chain (clown base)

6. Assemble chain N°2 and N°3

7. Assemble chain N°4 and N°5

8. Make chains of 12 link: N°1 GL13 to 24 cm N°2 GL13 to 21 cm N°3 GL13 to 17 cm N°4 GL6 to 13 cm N°5 GL6 to 10 cm N°6 inflate 6 GL6 link balloons to a 4”/10cm size N°7 inflate 6 GL6 link balloons to a 4”/10cm

9. Position chain no.1 onto the clown body and fix it by twisting it into each row of balloons


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10. Assemble chain N°2 and N°3

15. Connect the shoes to the body by using a D4 modelling balloons

19. Insert the arms into the body with an A50 balloon

11. Assemble chain N°4 and N°5

16. Inflate 24 GL6 link balloons to a 6”/15cm size and create 12 couplets. Make 2 rows composed of 13 GL6 link balloons inflated to a 5”/13cm size.

20. Add the suspenders by using the 2 rows 13 GLL link balloons made in step 16

12. Join the ends by twisting the remaining balloons of each row

17. Insert the 12 couplets of GL6 link balloons around the centre body line

21. Attach the suspenders to the belt by using a couplet of A50 balloons

13. lose the body by adding chains no. and no.7

18. Tie the couplets of GL6 link balloons to create the belt

22. Make the Clown’s head by inserting 6 G90 balloons into a large G220 balloon with the stuffing balloon technique. Position the G90 balloons in order to creat the forehead, the cheeks and the chin. Once completed add the following details: -create the mouth by using 2 D4 modelling balloons and add 1 A50 balloon modelled into an apple shape at each end of the mouth -create the eyes with 2 A50 balloons modelled into an apple shape with a little balloon ball at the centre made with the tip of a D4 modelling balloon -create the mouth by using a red A50 balloon modelled into an apple shape with a round A50 balloon positioned at the centre -create the hair by using curled D4 modelling balloons, attach the hair with a glue

14. Make the shoes by using A50 and G90 balloons, inflate 12 clusters composed of 4 balloons each

19. Make the Clown’s arms with 10 clusters of 4 A50 balloons inflated to 4,5”/11cm and 5”/13cm size


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The New Year Tree Gemar, manufacturer of the Italian Balloon, is also specialized in “Balloon Art”. New techniques of “Balloon Art” are experimented continuously in co-operation with the Masters of Accademia Dario, Claudio and Gabriele who pay great attention to detail as well as very special care to all the work involved. In this issue Gemar & Accademia are proud to present their last creation, the “New Year Tree”. A unique and original décor to celebrate and welcome the coming New Year. This arrangement is a real sculpture that comes to life to enhance the festive and joyful atmosphere of the New Year but that also adds a touch of elegance and beauty thanks to the harmony of its shape and shadowing colour. The use of the Italian Balloon with a soul of high quality latex makes this décor even more special. Alongside unmistakable fashion lies the guarantee of a product designed and Made in Italy. By using Gemar link balloons™ “GL13 and GL6” 3-dimensional New Year trees can be made in larger scale too. The construction requires a good knowledge of the techniques as well as creativity. The use of Gemar link balloons™ allows the creation of decorations and sculptures without frames of any sort.


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By using Gemar link balloons™ “GL13 and GL6” 3-dimensional New Year trees can be made in larger scale too. The construction requires a good knowledge of the techniques as well as creativity. The use of Gemar link balloons™allows the creation of decorations and sculptures without frames of any sort. By inserting Gemar round balloons inside the link balloons (ex.: round blue 51 inside link white

01) any shade of colour can be obtained that will have great chromatic effect on any decoration. Gemar round balloons are also ideal to create the decorative elements as well as the balls for the New Year Tree but are also ideal for small decorations, showcases and centrepieces. Technically round balloons are quite easy to use, the vast range of sizes and colours of Gemar’s round balloons make creations endless in any dimension or colour.

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TECHNICAL SHEET LATEX BALLOONS USED FOR THE “NEW YEAR TREE” - Gemar link balloons™GL13 white 01 - Gemar link balloons™GL6 white 01 - Gemar round balloons A50 in light blue 09, blue 10, blue 46 and aquamarine 50 (A50 balloons have been inserted into the GL6 link balloons) - Gemar round balloons G120 in light blue 09, blue 10, blue 46 and aquamarine 50 (G120 balloons have been inserted into the GL13 link balloons) - Gemar round balloons AM50 in metallic colours light blue 35, blue 36 and blue 54 (AM50 balloons used for the decorative elements and balls) - Other materials used for the “New Year Tree”: - Hi Float™ to fix the glitter onto the balloons - Stencils for the decorating the balloons - Glitter - 18” foil balloon IMPORTANT TIPS FOR THE “NEW YEAR TREE” First Cone - 1 chain of 20 GL13 balloons (10 inflated to 9” size + 10 inflated to 8” size) - 1 chain of 20 GL13 balloons (10 inflated to 6,5” size + 10 inflated to 5,5” size) - 1 chain of 20 GL6 balloons (10 inflated to 4,5” size + 10 inflated to 3,5” size) A round A50 balloon in different shades of blue has been previously inserted into each GL6 link balloon

- A round G120 balloon in different shades of blue has been previously inserted into each GL13 link balloon Second Cone - 1 chain of 20 GL13 balloons (10 inflated to 8” size + 10 inflated to 6,5” size) - 1 chain of 20 GL13 balloons (10 inflated to 5,5” size + 10 inflated to 4,5” size) - 1 chain of 20 GL6 balloons (10 inflated to 3,5” size + 10 inflated to 3” size) - A round A50 balloon in different shades of blue has been previously inserted into each GL6 link balloon - A round G120 balloon in different shades of blue has been previously inserted into each GL13 link balloon Third Cone - 1 chain of 20 GL13 balloons (10 inflated to 6,5” size + 10 inflated to 5,5” size) - 1 chain of 20 GL6 balloons (10 inflated to 4,5” size + 10 inflated to 3,5” size) - 1 chain of 10 GL6 balloons inflated to 3” size - A round A50 balloon in different shades of blue has been previously inserted into each GL6 link balloon - A round G120 balloon in different shades of blue has been previously inserted into each GL13 link balloon Joints - 5 joints for first cone made of A50 + GL6 + AM50 inflated to a 3,5” size - 5 joints for second code made of A50 + GL6 + AM50 inflated to a 3” size - 55 couplets made in different sizes: 2,5”; 3”; 3,5”

01. Inflate 1 row of 10 GL13 to a 9” size and 1 row of 10 GL13 to an 8” size.

03. Turn the chain into quarters by twisting and braiding every two 9” balloons and every two 8” balloons.

05. Close the braid into a circle and tie the ends together.

02. Connect the 2 rows to create a chain of 20 balloons.

04. The open braid which will become the base of our tree as well as the base of the first cone.

06. Base of the tree and of the first cone. The tree is made up of 3 cones.


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07. Make another 2 braids following the same instructions and by paying attention that the size is arranged in order of magnitude. Please consult the “Important Tips” as a guide for exact sizes of each braids that form each cone.

12. Insert 5 joints into each crossing of the top braid of each cone.

17. Inflate the A50 balloon properly to obtain a perfect round shape for the decorative balloon balls.

08. Pile the braids onto each other and tie them together with a not.

13. First cone with joints inserted.

18. Create different designs on the balloons by using a stencil and Hi-Float™.

09. First cone or base of the tree.

14. Pile the second cone onto the first cone. Insert the joints of the first cone into the crossings of the second cone.

19. Once the design has been fixed onto the balloon with Hi-Float™ add the glitter in order to enhance the design. Make sure the glitter is dry before inserting the balloons into the tree.

10. Make another 2 cones by following the previous steps from 1 - 9. Please consult the “Important Tips” as a guide for exact sizes of the braids that form each cone.

15. Follow the same procedure for inserting the third cone on top of the second cone.

20. In order to insert the decorated balloon balls into the tree make them into couplets by adding one balloon of the same size to each decorated balloon ball

11. Make 10 joints made up of 3 balloons: A50, link GL6 and AM50, for size please check the “important tips” as guide for exact size of the joints for each cone.

16. Third cone inserted.

21. Insert the couplets into each crossing to cover the knots. Finally position 1 foil balloon of your choice onto the top of the tree.


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The Fantasy Flowers “La Strelitzia”

The “Fantasy Flowers” technique is among Gemar Balloons’ favourites because it allows to reach a mix of beauty, elegance and vivacity that makes each creation a unique work of art. Leader in the manufacture of balloons, Gemar proposes the realization of creative and innovative balloon compositions in collaboration with the Masters of “Accademia” (Accademy of Italian Balloons) that experiment new techniques for the use of balloons as decorative elements.

The “Strelitzia” or “Bird of Paradise” belongs to the family of the “Musaceae”, includes plants originating from southern Africa and very appreciated for their beauty. The history of the name honours Sophia Carlotta of Mecklemburg-Strelitz, who became Queen of Great Britain in 1761 by marrying George III.


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The creations made by the Masters of Accademia are distinguished by their scrupulous attention to detail and for taking care of the work involved in all its phases. Below a photo of the Masters of Accademia, from left to right, Gabriele Del Cane, Dario Caminati, Claudio Casagrande.

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The materials used, in particular the Italian balloons manufactured by Gemar, are high quality products. Thanks to the durability, flexibility and vast range of shapes & sizes these balloons are suitable for any type of use. It’s also possible to obtain really surprising chromatic effects due to the wide range of colours available. The quest for the polyhedric appeal of form, the ability to shape ambitious fantasies without losing contact with reality consent the use of these balloon creations for any setting. Gemar Balloons combined to the creativeness of Accademia are the synthesis of a unique and authentic product. The procedure for carrying out the Fantasy Flower “Strelitzia” is described in this issue. We suggest you follow the next issues to learn more about the procedure for our other Fantasy Flowers.

How to make a “Strelitzia” Materials and accessories for the composition.

Materials required for the “Strelitzia” Fantasy Flower Arrangement Materials & tools required for each “Strelitzia”: • Gemar Balloons for each Strelitzia: 1 G90 green 12; 2 G90 purple 08, 3 GF90 orange 22 • Green wire for floral arrangements size 1mmx600mm (smaller sizes are not suitable) • Green or Brown “Stem Tex” tape for floral arrangements • 45cm plastic balloon sticks • Paints & paint brushes Materials & tools required for the Fantasy Flower arrangement: • Dry sponge for floral arrangements • Arrangement base of your choice (basket, platter or vase) • Decorative elements for your arrangement (leaves, tree branches, sisal etc…) • Scissors, Cutter, hot glue gun


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1 - Inflate the balloons with an air compressor to their maximum size, this will loosen the elasticity of the balloon and make them less resistant to the wire.

7 - Remove the air inside the balloon by holding it with your fist clenched.

13 - Extend the stem of the flower with a 45 cm stick for balloons, taking care to cover it with the Stem-Tex.

2 - Cut the rib of balloons to remove excessive thickness at the base of the flower once all the petals are assembled.

8 - Fix the balloon to the wire with the Stem Tex, taking care to cover all ends of the balloon and the wire.

14 - With a thin tip brush and with undiluted yellow paint, we create some color effects on the Strelitzia.

3 - Bend the wires making them rotate 360째.

9 - This operation (see step 8) must be repeated for all balloons (petals) that make up the flower.

15 - Shade off each petal by painting from the top to the bottom.

4 - We obtain folded wires with an angle of about 10째.

10 - Assemble each flower by putting the petals in a row. The balloons should be placed in the following order: one green petal, one purple petal, two orange petals, one purple petal and one orange petal.

16 - The effect we should obtain will be to mask the colour difference between the Stem-Tex and the balloon, making it more realistic.

5 - Insert the wire inside the balloon.

11 - Hold all petals very tight and fix altogether with the Stem-Tex.

17 - Fixed into the arrangement, the Strelitzia will seem a real flower with all its characteristics but with the advantage that it will never die.

6 - Pull the balloon until the wire starts to bend.

12 - Direct the petals in order to obtain a crest.

18 - Our Strelitzia flower arrangement.


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Balloons & Kids Claudio Casagrande e Gabriele Del Cane

In this issue we are pleased to show the technique for building wall panels and columns. The décor that we propose is suitable for large spaces and outdoor environments like a garden. A Balloon Wall Panel is a great solution to create a fantastic background for a stage or simply for a buffet table as shown in the garden party below. We have used Complimentary Balloon Columns

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A Child’s Garden Party to define the area and to make the grey areas of empty space more colourful. The techniques used are simple but fundamental for a professional. The final effect is a beautiful and colourful garden décor suitable for a special occasion: a party for a child. The table settings and arrangements are the final touch.


To realize our decorations we have inflated G90 balloons to a 7” size and G120 balloons to a 9” size. The balloons must be tied in couples of 2 and are the base for creating each cluster of 4 balloons. Therefore we have used 2 sizes of clusters a smaller 7” cluster and a larger 9” cluster (each cluster is composed of 4 balloons). The clusters have been fixed onto nylon thread by alternating carefully the 2 sizes of clusters until we have reached the desired height. This operation must be repeated for each row of clusters paying attention to make care that the colour pattern is correct

in order to create the chromatic effect (as shown in our décor). With the same technique different designs of figures can be created. Once this operation is finished each row is fixed to a pole on a base, the pole is the back bone that ensures that the rows of balloons maintain stability and an orderly fashion. For the columns we use the pole as a structure without having to use nylon thread. The top of the columns are completed by using modelling balloons, tied and tangled together and by adding colourful A50 balloons to each end.

1) First Column: This photo shows the in size between the balloon clusters, each cluster composed of 4

3) Columns of the Balloon Wall Panel: All the columns have been to a pole on a base. The design is complete. To build this design we used a layout (illustrated below) that is very helpful

5) Base of the Column: For the complimentary balloon columns we have used only G120 to a 9” size but the colours have been carefully alternated.

2) Sequence of Columns: This photo shows the colour pattern that emphasizes the design we are creating. It is very important to also alternate the position of the sizes of clusters in between each row as shown in this photo. The second and third row have been started with the larger clusters (4xG120 to 9”). The second and fourth row have been started

4) Balloon Wall Panel: The columns are positioned closely together to create a solid Balloon Wall Panel.

6) Complimentary Balloon Column: We have completed the column by using D4 white 01 modelling balloons. The modelling balloons are and tied together, colourful A50 balloons have been attached to each end.

Materials Used: - 50x50cm metal bases with a 2mt aluminium poles - 50x50cm metal bases with a 1mt aluminium poles - Nylon thread - Gemar Latex Balloons: G90 and G120 for Balloon Wall Panel and G120, D4 and A50 for Complimentary Balloon Columns - Gemar Latex Balloon Colours used: white 01; yellow 02; orange 04; red 05; rose 06; light blue 09; green 13; lavender 49


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The Orchid Gemar & Academy present the latest creation "The Orchid." The Masters of the Italian balloon will always provide creative ideas for the creation of unique compositions. On this occasion we have a centerpiece to be used in a context of a corporate party that takes place in a unique environment. The technique used is that of Fantasy Flowers, known to many, it allows us to customize and give a different accent centerpiece of any kind. In this case the composition will serve to decorate a table in an elegant and simple set in a typically tropical for a working lunch. To this composition were used G120 white balloons

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and coordinated accessories. Indeed, the choice of color is dictated by the same colors used for the tablecloth and covered, trying not exceed too lit with colors. The final composition will be a decorative touch without too invade the character of elegance and importance of the occasion requires. Fabric shining sea and rocks, with their contrast are the contour to the composition lies on the table also gives the idea of a branch of orchids just harvested. Once again, our Master, Gabriele Del Cane, surprises us with a fast and simple technique to achieve a final result by offering extras.


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01. In each balloon insert the aluminium (about 30cm) folded carefully in the centre.

04. Create 3 petals by just pulling a part the aluminium in each balloon, the edges should be straight.

07. Gather the 3 petals with the deformed edges around the twirled central balloon to create a cluster.

10. leave just enough for inserting to the support.

02. Fix the balloon tightly to the aluminium by using the steel thread.

05. Create another 3 petals but this time styling the aluminium in order to create a deformed edge.

08. Add the last 3 petals around the cluster paying attention to in the empty spaces between one petal and another.

11. Finally cover all the part of the assembly with the green tape.

03. Make 6 pieces for each orchid

06. Create the centre of the orchid by twirling the last balloon on itself throughout all its length.

09. Holding the together the the steel thread.

12. The orchid is ready to be inserted into our table arrangement. Enrich this centrepiece by adding a branch, some fabric and some pebbles all carefully positioned around the candle.

Materials & Fantasy Flower Accessories - 12 GM120 pearlescent white latex balloons - Fantasy Flower 2mm aluminium & steel thread - Green florist tape - Gold fabric - Pebbles - Candle & glass candle holder

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The Birthday Cake ...Creative Wishes

Gemar is pleased to present a new creation, the "Birthday Cake", a worldwide symbol of celebration for many important occasions such as birthdays, marriages, anniversaries, religious celebrations and much more. This creation is the result of an innovative technique based on the use of the particular "Link Balloons" manufactured by Gemar.

Thanks to the tying system consisting in a terminal that is part of the balloon, it’s finally possible to realize sculptures without the use of frames, junctions, aluminum supports or nylon threads. Gemar Link Balloons™ can be easily tied together by the neck and the terminal of the balloons in order to form a chain or cross linked braid chain.


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Equipped with perfect technical characteristics and a core high-quality latex, the Gemar Link Balloons™ are completely mouldable by the decorator and are ideal for three-dimensional sculptures, this product is able to satisfy the demands of the most creative decorators. Easy to use, Gemar Link Balloons™ are indicated for the creation of multi-sequences, easy to carry and quick to build. Gemar manufactures this unique product in 2 sizes 13" (GL13) and 6" (GL6) and both sizes are available in over 55 different pastel, metallic and crystal colours. The Gemar 6” link balloon is newly born and has been created with the aim to complete the

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Gemar 13" Link Balloon and to enrich the endless decoration techniques that can applied with the simple use of Gemar Link Balloons™. The "Birthday Cake" has been developed within the workshop of the "Accademia del Palloncino Italiano – Accademy of Italian Balloons" thanks to the creativity and the highly professional skills of Master designers Dario Carminati and Claudio Casagrande. The balloons used for the creation are “Gemar Link 13” (GL13), “Gemar Link 6" (GL6) and round “A50” balloons in pink 06, yellow 02, orange 04, Green 11, 13 green and lilac 49. Present as official sponsors at the Balloon Festival in Moscow from October 28th to 31st, Gemar will give all amateurs and professionals involved, the opportunity to assist during the realization of the "Birthday Cake". The Masters of the “Accademia del Palloncino Italiano – Accademy of Italian Balloons” will be present at the Festival to provide instructions and technical advices as well as to present other surprises prepared for the special occasion. See you soon!

1. Make a braid chain by using 32 GL13 link balloons rose 06. 16 balloons to a size 8" and 16 balloons to a size 6"

3. Birthday Cake base, base colour rose 06 with foil balloons of your choice

5. Fit the joints into the internal part of the braid of the cake base. The green 11 part should remain free to connect the second part of the cake to the base (see step no.8)

a foil balloon of your choice and tie it to 2. an A50 balloon rose 06. Insert it into the braid.

4. Make 8 joints by using 2 A50 balloons rose 06 + green 11 and 1 GL6 link balloon green 11. 3 balloons to a 4" size and tie the GL6 link balloon in the middle of the 2 A50 balloons.

6. Make a chain by using 32 GL13 link balloons to a size 6". 14 A50 balloons green 11 yellow 02 to a size 4" and tie them by 2 in order to have 7 couples.


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7. Fold the chain 8 times in order to make groups of four balloons. Insert each couple of A50 balloons made during step 6 into each group of four. This is the layer of the cake.

12. Tie 8 foil balloons of your choice to the last layer of the cake.

17. Position the chain (step 16) in the centre of the joints (step 15)

8. Join the layer of the cake (step 7) to the cake base (step 3) by using the joints previously inserted into the cake base (step 5). Use the free end of the joints to tie the group of balloons to the base. Now you have the layer of the cake.

13. Make a chain of GL13 lilac 49 link balloons. Use the neck of the foil balloons to connect the lilac braid chain to the third layer of the cake.

18. Make couples of A50 lilac 49 balloons. 2 A50 lilac 49 balloons to a 3,5" size and position each couple in the centre of each joint

9. Make 8 joints by using 2 A50 balloons orange the A50 balloons to a size 4" and tie them 04. together to make a couple. Tie the joints to layer of the cake.

14. Make 8 joints by using 2 GL6 lilac 49 link bals loons and 2 A50 lilac 49 balloons. to a size 3,5" and tie them between each other.

19. Continue to build the top of the cake by making 3 chains. In the picture the layers are made with GL6 green 13 and GL6 green 11. Each layer is made with to a size 3,5". Follow the 32 GL6 link balloons same instructions described in step 6 and 7. Each layer is connected to each other with the couples of A50 balloons.

10. Continue to build the cake by making the second and the third layer of the cake, follow step 6 and step 7. In the picture the second layer is made with GL13 green 13 and the third layer is made with GL13 green 11. Each layer is connected to each other with the couples of A50 balloons.

15. Insert the joints into the internal part of the lilac braid chain

20. To finish the last chain and layer of the cake, tie 1 A50 balloon to a 4" size to each loose end

11. Cake base + 3 layers.

16. Make 1 chain by using 8 GL13 lilac 49 link balloons to a size 7" and 2 A50 lilac 49 to a size 3,5"

21. To r the cake add 1 chain that, in the picture the last chain has been made with rose 06 balballoons. Fill up the centre of the cake with loons and add a foil balloon candle at the very top.


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Saint Valentine Heart

Gemar proudly presents a new creation “St. Valentine’s Heart”, St. Valentine’s day is a special occasion that is celebrated on February 14th all over the world for those in love.


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The most characteristic detail of this occasion is the exchange of “Valentine’s”, notes of love that are often made in shape of hearts or representing romantic themes. This creation, through the use of balloons and the expertise of Masters of Accademia Dario Caminati, Claudio Casagrande and Gabriele Del Cane, highlights the symbol of romantic love “The Heart”. The heart sculpture is made by using Gemar Link Balloons™ GL6, round A50 balloons and curled up tulle fabric. The dimension of the heart is 1,5mt in both height and width. Nylon thread has been passed

through each side to anchor the sculpture to its base. The bottom base has been made by using 2 clusters of balloons, each cluster made up of 4 rose G110 balloons filled with about 1lt of water and 4 red A50 balloons. Meanwhile 2 screen printed G220’s have been positioned at the top end of each thread with A50 balloons as a finishing touch. The base enables the sculpture to remain in a straight position. The loved ones who receive “the Heart” as a gift will cut the thread to free their love, the balloons will fly towards the sky creating a rich emotional effect.

By using Gemar Link Balloons™ the sculpture is solid and can be built easily in short time. The sculpture will keep its form while flying towards the sky without using any metal frame. Gemar works continuously to experiment new techniques for the use of its balloons and cultivates the creativity of the Masters of Accademia that guarantee the quality and authentic design of the Italian balloons.

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TECHNICAL SHEET MATERIALS USED: - Gemar Link Balloons™ GL6/6”: colour red 45 - Gemar A50/5” balloon: colour red 45 - Gemar A50/5” balloon: colour rose 06 - Gemar G110/12” balloon: colour rose 45 - Gemar G220/30” balloon printed all around in silkscreen design 206210 : colour red 45 - Tulle fabric - Nylon thread

01. Gemar Link Balloons™ GL6 red 45

02. Tie one link to another

03. 20 GL6: 1 GL6 to a 4” size; 17 GL6 to a 5” size and 2 GL6 to 4,5” size. Tie each GL6 together.


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04. Make 2 “A” rows consisting of 20 GL6 balloons as in step 2. Make 2 “B” rows consisting of 20 GL6 balloons as follows: 10 GL6 to a 3,5” size; 2 GL6 to a 4” size; 2 GL6 to a 4,5” size; 4 GL6 to a 5” size; 2 GL6 to a 4,5” size

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05. Take 1 “A” row and 1 “B” row

10. Quarter complete with couplet inserted

15. Connection of the bottom part of the “Heart”

06. Tie row “A” and row “B” together

11. First half of the “Heart”

16. Repeat steps 13 – 15 on the top part of the “Heart”

7. Twist the 2 rows into quarters by using 2 GL6 from row “A” and 2 GL6 from row “B”

12. Overlap the 2 halves with a GL6

17. The “Heart” sculpture

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13. Overlap the 2 halves with a GL6

18. Create the to your pleasure

Make 18 couplets by using 2 rose 06 A50

Insert a couplet of A50 rose 06

14. Rotate the 2 GL6

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Gemar & Accademia proudly present their latest creation, “the Wedding Flower Tree”. A beautiful & elegant ornament for such a special occasion, a pair of these trees are perfect for decorating the entrance of the Hall in which the Wedding will take place. The realization of this décor has been accomplished by using a new product just developed by GEMAR, the “CR6” a small 6” heart shape balloon as well as other balloons such as AM50, GM90 and GM110 in both pastel & pearlescent shades. The technique used is quite simple and can be quickly assembled. The inspiration of this décor comes from the Italian “TOPAIA ART” frequently used for ornamenting gardens and which consists of cutting bush hedges into geometrical figures and shapes. The tree is composed by 3 spheres of different dimensions made with round latex balloons and enriched with beautiful roses made out of heart shaped latex balloons with the Fantasy Flower technique. The new CR6 has been conceived for decorating any ambient but is especially appropriate for Weddings as well as many other special occasions. In this issue we are showing a non conventional way of using a small heart shape balloon for décor, the possibilities of using latex balloons and “Balloon Art” techniques are endless, the only limit is your immagination…

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 50cm steel base 200cm aluminium pole Spheres: 12 Gemar pearlescent latex balloons in 3 different sizes: AM50, GM90, GM120 Vase: Gemar pearlescent latex balloons in 2 different sizes: AM50 and GM90 Roses: 9 heart shape balloons for each rose, CR6 for small roses and CR for large roses REALIZATION Pole Covering: We have convered the pole by using green modelling balloons wrapped around the total length of the pole, modelling balloons make this operation quick & easy Vase: For the vase we have used Gemar pearl 28 balloons in different sizes. Each row of balloons are inflated to different sizes and are tied together in groups of 6 (3 couples). The scheme used is the following (starting from the base): - 3 couples of GM90 (6 balloons) inflated to 5” - 3 couples of AM50 (6 balloons) inflated to 3” - 3 couples of AM50 (6 balloons) inflated to 3” - 3 couples of AM50 (6 balloons) inflated to 4” - 3 couples of GM90 (6 balloons) inflated to 5” - 3 couples of GM90 (6 balloons) inflated to 6” - 3 couples of GM90 (6 balloons) inflated to 7” 1st Sphere: The first and smallest sphere has been realized by using 12 AM50 balloons in pearlescent rose 33. The balloons have been inflated to a 4” size and have been tied in couples (2 balloons), special care has been taken to tie the balloons at the extreme end of the neck in order to make use of the total length of the neck in the arrangement. After being inflated they have to be tied between each other taking care that they are united in the centre 2nd Sphere: The second sphere has been realized by using 12 GM90 balloons in pearlescent rose 33. The balloons have been inflated to a 6” size and have been tied in couples (2 balloons), special care has been taken to tie the balloons at the extreme end of the neck in order to make use of the total length of the neck in the arrangement. After being inflated they have to be tied between each other taking care that they are united in the centre. 3rd Sphere: The third and largest sphere has been realized by using 12 GM110 balloons in pearlescent rose 33. The balloons have been inflated to a 8” size and have been tied in couples (2 balloons), special care has been taken to tie the balloons at the extreme end of the neck in order to make use of the total length of the neck in the arrangement. After being inflated they have to be tied between each other taking care that they are united in the centre. Roses: 2 sizes of heart shape balloons are required to make the roses. 9 Gemar heart shape latex balloons in pastel pink 57 have been used to make each rose, the lighter shade of pink has created a delicate contrast to enhance and emphasize the roses. The heart shapes are rolled in to create a rose as shown in the step by step guide on the following page. Useful Tips: To cover the steel pole quickly & easily inflate about 10cm of the modelling balloon and tie it on itself, hold the inflated part in your hand and cover the pole throughout its total length.


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06. To create each sphere, tie 2 balloons by the extreme ends of their neck so the total length of the neck can be used in the arrangement. All balloons have been previously to the sizes indicated in our technical sheet. Gemar’s AM50, GM90 and GM110 balloons in pearlescent rose 33 have been used to make the spheres.

11. created, the smallest will be 30cm in diameter, the medium size will be 40cm in diameter and the largest will be 60cm in diameter

16. This operation must be repeated for all 9 balloon petals

02. Keep the D4 modelling balloon tight in one hand and to the pole. Cover the pole throughout its total length

07. Insert the second couple of balloons

12. Insert each sphere onto the steel pole

17. Unite the balloon petals together by using thin steel thread

03. Create the vase by the 2 couples of balloons to the pole (4 balloons)

08. Insert the third couple of balloons

13. Realize each rose with the heart shape balloons that have been previously prepared by cutting the rib. Each rose is made up of 9 Gemar heart shape balloons in pastel pink 57. The small roses have been made with new CR6

18. Fix the green fabric petals with green tape that should also cover the steel thread

04. Add the last couple of balloons in order to create the base of 6 balloons, take care that the balloons are positioned at the same distance from the centre of the pole

09. Take care that the balloons are held tightly at the centre while the balloons together

14. The balloon petal must be rolled on itself to create a rose bud

19. Real roses. By using CR6 and CR

05. Continue to build the vase from the bottom and up, each row of is made up of 6 balloons to the pole as shown in step 3 and 4. To the balloons to the correct sizes please check our technical sheet. Gemar’s AM50 and GM90 balloons in pearl 28 have been used to make the vase

10. Insert all the couples of balloons to obtain a sphere

15. The second balloon petal must be

01. Fix the green D4 modelling balloon to the pole

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Airplane Gemar, thanks to the creative cooperation with Masters of Accademia, is highly focused in realizing sculptures of great impact; in this issue we present the “Airplane” with an over all wing spread of more than 3 metres. Gemar & Accademia will be present at the 2009 Balloon Festival that will be held in Moscow on Ocotber 27th - 28th and for the first time this year in St. Petersburg on October 30th – 31st 2009. The Masters of Accademia will show many balloon decorations and will supply instructions, useful tips and technical support, you will be

surprised by the many news and in particular by the new Disney characters proposals. To realize our sculture we have to inflate 10 chains composed each of 16 Gemar Link Balloons™ (GL13 & GL6), the chains must be folded into quarters, couplets of A50 balloons should be inserted in order to create an open chain + a three-dimensional chain. After which we assemble all the three-dimensional chains by connecting them between each other. We then create the chains that will form the two wings and we insert an aluminium frame to connect them.


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At this stage we tie the wings onto the frames and we can then start to create the propellers and the closure; we continue with the motors and the anchorages. We then proceed with the creation of 3 rows of balloons for the tail wing, we insert the end wing with a A50 balloons. We continue with the creation of the front closure, we connect the motor with a joint and the propellers to the motor.

To finish we just make the wheels and connect to the plane. Our “Airplane� is finished with a great visual impact and with a wingspread that reaches over 3 metres.

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Technical Information Gemar Balloons used: GL13, GLM13, Gl6, GLM6, A50, AM50, D4, G150 Colours used: White 01; green 12; silver 38; red 45; black 14 Aluminium frame

01. Inflate 10 chains composed of 16 GL13 + GL6 balloons

03. Insert couplets of A50 balloons

05. Assemble all the three-dimensional chains and connect them together

02. Fold the chains into quarters

04. Quarter chain open + three dimensional chain

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07. Insert an aluminium frame in order to connect the wings

11. Create 3 rows for the tail wings

15. Motor and joint connection

08. Tie the wings to the aluminium frame

12. Insert the wing with an A50 balloon

16. Attachment of the propellers to the motors

09. 2 propellers + front closure

13. Insert another wing with another A50 balloon

17. Wheels of the airplane

10. Motors + anchorage joints

14. Front closure

18. Attaching the wheels


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