Right I'm gonna try Saral paper as I'm thinking of shaking up the way I carve my pumpkins this year. I usually start gutting and carving on the 28th and aim to get at least three done each day; gut three, stick on the patterns wait for it to dry and carve.
I'm used to sticking the pattern straight to the pumpkin with PVA (white glue) and carving straight through, that's how I've carved all my pumpkins since abandoning the hole poke method. Last year I got a bit fed up with the patterns lifting and turning to mush, there were a few close calls almost ruining the carving and I must have taken longer to carve whilst trying to keep the pattern held down.
So what do you trace around the pattern with, just a regular ballpoint pen? What do you stick the pattern down with, sellotape (scotch tape)?
Thinking of a new plan; 27-28th gutting and transferring, 29-30th carving but I don't know about the time frames I've thrown an extra day in there but I'm concerned about transferring taking longer and not carving as I go along. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I can see me taking forever to trace around the patterns
Trying a new plan is scary