Stick 'n Carve Demo: A New Way to Carve a Pumpkin Stencil
A full demonstration of the pumpkin carving process is provided, specifically highlighting the benefits of Stick 'n Carve transfer paper. You'll see all the tools that I like to use and pick up a few tricks along the way.
Gutting Your Pumpkin: Tools of the Trade
Here's how I cleanly gut my pumpkin, smooth the insides, and thin the walls of the carving area to about 1-inch thick for easier carving. The tools used are:
- Pumpkin Masters Jack-o-Ripper: A massive serrated scoop for severing the stringy stuff and scooping the seeds.
- The Pumpkin Gutter: A drill attachment for quickly thinning and smoothing the inside walls.
- Kemper Ceramic/Clay Loop (pear shape): A hand tool for smoothing the inside walls, especially behind where your carved design will be.
Transferring Your Pumpkin Pattern: Three Techniques
An evolution of pattern transferring methods. All you need is common printer paper, but you can take your techniques to the next level with these supplies:
- Saral Transfer Paper
- Stick 'n Carve