posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 08:05 AM
reply to post by srsen
The pumpkin can be every forgiving, but again, you need to find a thick pumpkin, with a good smooth, fairly flat side. Also, you need some decent
tools. The ones that come in a standard kit are good enough for the basics, but buying a slightly better set is worth it if you're going to be doing a
lot of details. Ceramic sculpting tools are a hugh help as well. The key to precision carving is knowing the angle of the saw. You've got to be aware
of the cut on both the inside and the outside of the pumpkin.
Also, once you've chosen a pattern, draw it on your pumpkin. Don't try taping the pattern to it and poking it full of holes, like the instructions
generally tell you to. Once you've finished, wash your pumpkin off, inside and out, and soak it in a tub of water for several hours (I soak mine over
night). Take it out, dry it off, and either smear the inside and all the cuts with vaseline, or just spray the hell out of it with hair spray (or some
other type of sealer). This will keep you pumpkin from drying out and make it last for several days.
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