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Extreme Pumpkin Carving, Second Edition Revised and Expanded: 20 Amazing Designs from Frightful to Fabulous

How to Use Relief-Carving Techniques to Create Realistic Features

Author - Vic Hood
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Put a new twist on the Halloween tradition and create the best jack-o'-lantern on the block!

Create the best jack-o'-lantern on the block by taking a fresh approach to the old Halloween tradition! This book shows you how to use relief-carving techniques to create realistic features like cheeks, lips and eyebrows that really make your pumpkins come alive. Learn to carve 20 fun three-dimensional faces and scenes in solid pumpkins (no hollowing necessary) 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.

Take your pumpkin carving to the extreme and amaze your neighbors!
  • 20 frightful, fabulous patterns for 3D faces & scenes in pumpkins
  • Step-by-step instructions for extreme pumpkin carving with either kitchen knives or carving tools
  • Expert advice on creating realistic features like cheeks, lips, and eyebrows to bring your pumpkins to life
  • Stunning gallery of extreme pumpkins art, plus photos of each finished carving
  • Uses solid pumpkins with no hollowing necessary

Extreme Pumpkin Carving takes a fresh approach, showing you how to use relief-carving techniques to create realistic features.

Providing a new twist on a holiday tradition, Extreme Pumpkin Carving, 2nd Edition illustrates how to carve fun three-dimensional faces and scenes in solid pumpkins (no hollowing necessary) 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 frightful but fabulous pumpkin carving patterns are provided, along with full-color photographs of each finished carving. This is a great book for Halloween enthusiasts who are striving to create the best jack-o'-lantern on the block. It's also a perfect book for woodcarvers who are looking for new and inexpensive ways to celebrate Halloween.

You'll learn the secrets of adding personality to pumpkins by carving out actual cheeks, lips, eyebrows and more—instead of just cutting out solid shapes—that really make your pumpkins come alive! Authors and award-winning carvers Vic Hood and Jack A. Williams show you to create awesome never-before-seen designs that will astonish your neighbors and guests.

Learn to carve 20 fun three-dimensional faces and fantastic scenes in solid pumpkins (no hollowing necessary) using tools ranging from simple 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 extreme pumpkin carving patterns are provided, along with full-color photographs of each finished carving.

This is a great book for Halloween enthusiasts who are striving to create the best jack-o'-lantern on the block. It's also perfect for woodcarvers who are looking for new and inexpensive ways to celebrate Halloween.

More Information
Weight 1.000000
Pages 104
Size 8.5" x 11" x .2835"
Author Vic Hood
Author Vic Hood, Jack A Williams
Region United States
Subscription Length 1 Years
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Vic Hood is the president of a unique building corporation, Leatherwood, Inc., which specializes in historic restoration. As a restorationist, Vic has been responsible for the restoration of several presidential houses, national landmarks, national monuments and house museums. He started carving in 1991, concentrating on carving full-size human busts for which he has won 83 awards, including several Best of Show awards. His most treasured honor was to be selected to create a Christmas ornament for the White House in 2001. Vic is one of the founders of the Leipers Fork Carving Club in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Vic studied carving under John Burke and Larry Rogers for several years before becoming a carving instructor himself. He currently teaches classes on carving the human bust at several major workshops around the country and at individual club workshops. Due to Vics experience in competitive pumpkin carving, he was invited to be the featured pumpkin carver at the 2003 Gentry Farms Pumpkin Festival. Vic, along with Jack Williams, co-authored Carving Found Wood, published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co., Inc.