Rigid Wrap Vintage Hot Air Balloon by Lyneen Jesse of Altered Pages


Craft Tutorials, Sculpture, Rigid Wrap

ACTÍVA Products

vinatge hot air balloon made with rigid wrap

To start gather your supplies to work with Ridge Wrap:

scissors, balloons ( small water balloons),

container for warm water, protective cover for table

plaster cloth tutorial

Cut the Ridge Wrap in strips (about 1 1/2 x 4) and blow up

balloons... you are now ready to start applying Ridge Wrap.

balloon project with plaster gauze

applying the rigid wrap to armature

Wet Ridge Wrap thoroughly in the bowl of warm water,

remove excess water. Slightly overlap each piece as you

add them to the balloon. When applying, rub the Ridge Wrap

to help close the plaster holes in the wrap.

first layer of rigid wrap

Apply the first layer of Ridge Wrap in one direction.

No need to let is dry before applying the second layer.

Apply the second layer in a different direction. Here you

can see the second layer at a slight angle.

drying rigid wrap plaster cloth

When finished applying Ridge Wrap set aside to dry.

Cut sections of a tube to the rest the balloon on. In about 30

minutes you can remove the balloon.

craft project with plaster cloth

Snip a little hole in the balloon and it will release from the sides.

Remove the balloon and let dry over night.

rigid wrap balloons x 3

One package of Ridge Wrap (roll 4" x 180") was able to

cover 3 small balloons.

Now to decorate the balloon in a vintage style!


Vintage Text
Tacky Glue
Paint Brush
Acrylic Paints
Trims & Twine
Glitz Laced with Grace Paper Pack
Dew Drops
Petaloo Burlap Flowers
Light Bulb Pins

To create the text balloon cover it with vintage text from Altered Pages!

Strips of Vintage Text Papers were torn in strips approximately 1/2 inches.

For the length of strips: measure from the top of the balloon to the bottom

add about an inch.

glue vinatge text to rigid wrap

Using a non-food dish pour Tacky Glue and water it down...

with a paint brush apply to the dry Activa Ridge Wrap balloon.

plaster cloth balloon craft project vintage style

Starting at the top center apply strips of vintage text, tucking

about 1 inch inside the opening of the balloon, over lap each

strip as you add them.

craft project with plaster cloth

vintage paper and rigid wrap project

Once the balloon is covered set it aside to dry!

Add trims to the balloon with Tacky Glue, when adding

the trims be sure to add a hanger from the top center of the balloon.

add trims to the plaster cloth balloon

Make a small box for the balloon basket. Paint it with acrylic

paints, dry. When dry punch small holes in the corners and

put the light bulb pins through the holes. Add Petaloo Burlap

flowers to the basket.

supplies for hot air balloon craft tutorial

Punch banner flags from contrasting papers in the Laced

with Grace paper pack, add Dew Drops to each flag, attach flags to lace

supplies from altered pages

altered pages supplies for crafts

Tie twine to hold the basket: one piece around the top of the

balloon and four pieces about a yard each to attach to the basket.

tie twine around the balloon

basket of craft tutorial

Once the twine has been tied off to the basket, attach the

lace with banners to the balloon, add feathers and burlap flowers to the top.

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