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by Timmaay8
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Carving REAL Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: intricate details
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Re: intricate details

I have a Deep sink in the laundry room. It gets filled with water and a healthy splash of bleach. I don't measure. We soak them foe a couple hours after carving. Flipping them. Kills the bad stuff. We just rinse them after the soak so we don't destroy clothes with the bleach. Might soak them again p...
by Timmaay8
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Carving REAL Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: intricate details
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Re: intricate details

My wife is a lefty. The matte fixative is a must to stop the smudges. It works for her. See the link below. If you try the speedballs again. Outline everything with the #1 bit. EVERYTHING!!! It makes the cleanest, sharpest lines. As for the apprentice......I'm not sure how to change that. I always t...
by Timmaay8
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Carving FOAM Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: Need help with shaded patterns on foam pumpkins
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Need help with shaded patterns on foam pumpkins

I'm one of the people who don't X-acto. Because I suck at it. I don't have issues with blowouts on my patterns. 1/32" bit. I Elmers white glue my pattern on. My top tip is to only cut in one direction. Even if it means flipping my pumpkin 30 times a minute. When I say one direction. It generally mea...
by Timmaay8
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Carving REAL Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: intricate details
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Re: intricate details

I do the intricate ones on real and foam. For my real pumpkins, I use Saral transfer paper with Matte fixative to seal it in. Occasionally I use an x-acto blade. Cutouts with the X-acto keyhole saw. Detailed shading with speedball linoleum cutter #1. Truthfully I do most of my pumpkin with this. For...