Tip for shading realkins after you've done the cut throughs

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helenkate
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Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:28 pm

If you have shaded areas inside cut through areas and your kin feels delicate, try a balloon inside to add stability!

I was working on this section, and @korguy recommended using the Dremel instead of hand tools since I was nervous about the floppiness. Even with the Dremel (well, tiny Harbor Freight version Drill Master) I was worried that I would break something.
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I got a thicker gauge bop-it punch ball balloon and inflated it inside the pumpkin and it worked great!
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:13 pm

Good idea! Thanks for sharing!
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Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:03 am

Is that glued on a real kin or sticker paper....Im still stuck in my old ways using transfer paper.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:31 am

Thanks for the tip I have often had things feel rather soft and wonders about ways to support the pumpkin while I work. I am planning on doing a rebel Alice in wonderland where she has Gauged ear and tats up and down her arms as well as her neck. I may need to do something like this on that carve. :!con_cool:
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Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:51 pm

2manyferrets wrote:Is that glued on a real kin or sticker paper....Im still stuck in my old ways using transfer paper.
I never responded, I'm sorry!! It was sticker paper - this year I'm going to try Saral, my method took WAY too long and the pumpkins started to rot before I could finish. I found if I keep them submerged in a tub of bleach water they will last for weeks on end - but the paper would be destroyed by the process. I'm hoping the Saral + fixative spray might work. :-D
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Wed May 03, 2017 5:01 pm

What was the result with the fixative, did it form a waterproof second skin to keep the saral in good order in water , or !?
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Thu May 25, 2017 12:52 pm

You know, I never did try that method. I ended up finally working on the foam kins and neglected the reals for the year. :Laughing:
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