Scary Pumpkin Carving Patterns
October 27, 2011 by staff
Scary Pumpkin Carving Patterns, One of the most exciting pre-Halloween is the ritual of carving a pumpkin. Jack-o-lanterns and other art of pumpkin can add some festive atmosphere to any porch, hallway, or dining table.
The creation of the Jack-o-lantern
Before you begin, make sure you have a good pumpkin. Check out the selection at your local supermarket, the farmer’s market, or take a trip to a pumpkin patch several places in the Lower Mainland.
Try to choose a pumpkin that fits the design you want to carve. The short and fat are the best for friendly faces and ridiculous, long, skinny pumpkins can be great for scary ghosts or skeletons. And do not be afraid of imperfections – bumps and scars can make excellent features, such as warts witch.
Once you have a pumpkin, choose the design that will carve. Typical jack-o-lanterns have a face with geometric features that can be adapted to any expression. However, feel free to experiment – pumpkins artistic silhouettes with unique designs can make your front steps of the talk of the town. You can find free printable designs in a series of Halloween websites, or draw your own.
Be sure to cover your work area with newspaper or a trash bag to reduce clutter. When you’re ready, you can start cutting a hole in the top (or bottom) of the pumpkin. Use a kitchen knife or pumpkin saw, and cut at an angle of 45 degrees toward the center so the top piece does not fall over when you put it back. Just make sure the hole is large enough to fit your fist and a scraper on the inside.
Using a large spoon or other scraping tool, remove the insides of the pumpkin. You’ll have to get their hands dirty to get all stringy bits and seeds. Continue scraping until all strings are removed and an inner surface relatively clean. You can save the seeds to make a nice snack cakes, salty, or even cook and puree the fleshy parts to make a pumpkin face mask homemade.
Rinse the pumpkin inside and out, get rid of any excess mud and dirt. Then dry with a towel before you get going with your design.
To transfer a role model to pumpkin, try to attach the blade to the front of the pumpkin with pins or toothpicks. Use another marker to make holes at key points in the model, creating a sort of connect the dots, you can follow with a marker or a knife. You can also choose to draw your design directly on the pumpkin, but using a washable marker or pen for easy removal.
You can carve the pumpkin with a combination of tools – knives, saws, pumpkin leaves utilities or wood carving all the tools can work well for different types and levels of difficulty. Just be careful when you are cutting, and take your time. If you make a mistake or want to add a bit withdrawn its design, can be attached to the edges with a toothpick.
To help extend the life of your jack-o-lantern, try rubbing the cutting edge with Vaseline to prevent drying. Then check out your final product by inserting a light source of the candles, flashlights and more.
Jack-o-lantern is named after an Irish folk tale of the 18th century about a man named Stingy Jack, who made a deal with the Devil and caught him in a tree. Apparently, the devil had been more ready, but when Jack finally died, he was denied entrance to heaven because of their deviant acts and deception. The Devil had promised not to take his soul, so Jack was locked out of hell, too.
For some reason – perhaps in mockery or in recognition of Jack’s quick wit – the devil gave Jack a burning coal fire below, to light their way through eternal darkness. Jack puts the light in a hollowed turnip and went on to suffer forever in the afterlife between Heaven and Hell.
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