(NEW) Foam Pumpkin Shaded Pattern Tutorial

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Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:24 pm

#9 Pattern Removal
This is one of the Best Benefits on using Sticker Paper.

Remove the Pattern While the Pumpkin is DRY !
No more soaking in a sink, and Waiting For the Foam to Dry, to do the Clean-UP
and Smoothing out.

Just Remove ALL the Paper and Toss it in a trash Can.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:25 pm

#10 Smoothing Shading & Clean Up

For Smoothing Out the Shaded Area's
I use (2) Different Types of Bits :

Diamond Bur Bits (For Small Shapes)
a) Diamond Coated Bur Bits (You can buy Complete Sets on ebay for Like 10 Bucks.)
You WILL need a Set, for they come in Different Sizes, for Small Shapes you will need a Small Bur For Larger Shapes, a Larger Bur. I pretty Much Use Just the Straight ones on the Left. From 1 to 11
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Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stones (For Large Shapes)
Thanks To Doh for this Tip, These work Great in Large Area's
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NOTE: Here's Another Doh Tip, You can Get Both Sets (Diamond Burs and , Grinding Stones)
+Many More Items in this 80 Piece Rotary Tool Set at Habor Freight for $9.99
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Here's Our Cleaned up Shading, As Clean As I want it to be,
I don't have hours to spend making it Silky Smooth.
Plus I really Do like the Handmade look to it.
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Here it Is Lit - Before Giving it a Rinse in the Sink
The bulb is a Little Bright, I'll shoot it Again For the Finished Carve.
After It's Cleaned in the Sink.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:26 pm

#11 Cleaning the Finished Carve


This Is much Easier to Clean, Because of using Sticker Paper.

You will still want to toss it in the Sink to rinse off any Pumpkin Dust,
If there is some Residue Still on the Pumpkin from the Sticker Paper.

Just use a SOFT Bristle Scrub Brush on it.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:27 pm

#12 Lighting the Pumpkin


For Lighting Foam Pumpkins, I Like to use Clip Lights.
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You will want to Drill the Hole Using a 1 1/8" Hole Saw.
Doing it by Hand will not make a Perfect Circle.


Here's a 1 1/8" Hole Saw. this Just Hooks up to your Drill
The notches on the Sides of the hole Saw, are there to stick a Screw Driver in to push out
the Circle Piece you cut out of the Pumpkin,
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Here's Our Light Installed
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:38 am

Our Finished Carve



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Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:51 am

Excellent tutorial St0ney!

I would suggest changing the term "black lines" though. Any newbie looking inside the pumpkin is going to look for black lines, literally, and not see any. Maybe explain that what they should look for is ridges, and that once the pumpkin is lit, these ridges will appear as black lines on the outside.
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:55 am

cspeich wrote:Excellent tutorial St0ney!

I would suggest changing the term "black lines" though. Any newbie looking inside the pumpkin is going to look for black lines, literally, and not see any. Maybe explain that what they should look for is ridges, and that once the pumpkin is lit, these ridges will appear as black lines on the outside.
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I will Also Add more links - to Buy the Items & Tools.
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What I decided to Do is instead of Creating a Web Page for the Site.

I'll Just Link to this Thread, It's Kinda Stupid to redo the Whole thing in HTML Code.

This Way, as I Add or Change things, it's only Done Once.

This may Also Get People on the Board, or Let them know we have a board. ;)
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:30 pm

Where do you buy those clip lights? I can't find any anywhere.

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Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:39 pm

sjmarsha wrote:Where do you buy those clip lights? I can't find any anywhere.

Order Them From Dollar Tree.

You have to buy them by the Case (36) in a case,
But their only a BUCK Each !

If you Have a Dollar Tree Near by You can have them Ship to that Store.
And Shipping will be FREE !

When Checking out on their Site PICK
"FREE In-Store Pick-Up"

Here's the Link
http://www.dollartree.com/catalog/produ ... tId=302910
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