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Extreme Pumpkin Carving: 20 Amazing Designs from Frightful to Fabulousby Vic Hood
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Amaze Family and Friends-Take Your Pumpkin Carving to the Extreme! Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays in the U.S., and carving the family pumpkin is a life-long tradition for many. In Extreme Pumpkin Carving by Vic Hood and Jack A. Williams, you'll learn how to create the most amazing, never-before-seen designs to astound your Halloween guests. Extreme pumpkin carving applies relief carving techniques commonly found in woodworking and stonework to pumpkins. Starting with solid pumpkins (no hollowing is necessary!) extreme pumpkin carvers use simple household knives or woodcarving tools to create fantastic faces and scenes in the flesh of the pumpkins. With relief carving, you'll be able to add form to your pumpkin carving by creating actual cheeks, lips, eyebrows and more-instead of just cutting out solid shapes. This gives you an almost endless opportunity for creativity and unique expression, resulting in a one-of-a-kind Halloween pumpkin that will be the talk of the neighborhood!
Providing a new twist on a holiday tradition, this book illustrates how to carve three-dimensional faces and scenes in pumpkins using tools ranging from kitchen knives to carving gouges and chisels.
20 Amazing Designs from Frightful to Fabulous With this book, you can create the most amazing, never-before-senn designs to astound your Halloween guests. Starting with solid pumpkins (no hollowing necessary!) you can use simple household knives or woodcarving tools to create fantastic faces and scenes. This book shows you how to use relief carving to create actual cheeks, lips and eyebrows to really make your pumpkins come alive. Your expressive, one-of-a-kind pumpkins will be the talk of the neighborhood! Take a Look Inside
A new twist on classic holiday tradition: Learn to carve three-dimensional faces and scenes in pumpkins using tools as simple as kitchen knives or as complex as gouges and chisels. This is a perfect book for woodcarvers who are looking for new and inexpensive ways to celebrate Halloween. Its also a great book for Halloween aficionados who are looking for a new way to have the best pumpkin carvings on the block.
Providing a new twist on a holiday tradition, this book illustrates how to carve three-dimensional faces and scenes in pumpkins using tools ranging from kitchen knives to carving gouges and chisels. Complete information is provided for getting started, including an overview of tools and tips for finding the best pumpkin to work with. Step-by-step instructions are detailed for using handy household tools to carve dramatic Halloween figures and using professional tools for creating more elaborate and intricate details. Twenty pumpkin carving patterns are provided and include full-color photographs of each finished carving.
About the Author
Vic Hood is the president of Leatherwood, Inc., which specializes in historic restoration. He has been responsible for the restoration of several presidential houses, landmarks, national monuments, and house museums. He lives in Fairview, Tennessee. Jack Williams is a commercial photographer, the coordinator of the woodcarving show at Dollywood, and the president of the Tennessee Carvers Guild. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. They are the coauthors of Carving Found Wood.
Table of Contents
Introduction Getting Started Step-By-Step Extreme Pumpkin Carving Using Readily Available Knives to Relief-Carve a Pumpkin Using Woodcarving Tools to Relief-Carve a Pumpkin Extreme Pumpkin Patterns
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