- The best thing you can do in preparing to carve is to "flour" the pumpkin. After I pin the pattern and take it off, I take some flour and rub it around the pattern. The flour gets into the holes and you can see all the pin grooves you've done.
- The next thing to do is (with pattern in hand) take a nail and connect the dots, forming the shapes you have to do. Push down deep enough to create as much of a groove as the original pins did.
- Take some more flour and rub it into the new grooves you've made, and you now have a pattern clearly marked out on your pumpkin.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Starting to Carve
at 1:40 AM