Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pumpkin Carving Stencils

I think these stencils would be just a tad big for the traditional turnip carving, so go ahead and pick out a good pumpkin. "They" say you should pick a nice, round pumpkin with a flat bottom for stability, a smooth surface and if one side happens to be flattish, all the better for stencils my dear. Me? I say pick whichever one calls to you. I like lumpy, off-center pumpkins with most of the stem still intact. They have more character. If you want to try your hand at pumpkin stenceling, it's not that hard. There are some really simple designs that come out really cool looking. (After this I'm going to upload this year's first jack-o pic in the Halloween album, so you can check there for an example of simple) Anyway, here's a handful of links to some free pumpkin carving stencils. Just print 'em out, tape one to the face of your pumpkin, use a thumbtack to go around the design, pull off the paper, and carve out your punch-marked areas. Easy peasy.

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