Carving Watermelons?

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Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:07 pm

Hello there,

Is ther any difference to carving a watermelon than a pumpkin, or do the same rules apply?

E.g. in order to preserve it longer, would you also soak it in bleach and water to last longer, or will it kill it?

I'm sure the smell will be better.

I HATE the smell of pumpkin !

LOL !
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:12 am

Fnarr fnarr, oh, we go from the comedy value of people wanting to view my pumpkins, to that of people wanting to look at my Melons.

Cue lots of Carry On and Frankie Howard type responses... :)

Anyway, thank you so very much for the advice. I will have to try to determine what Pam cooking spray is over here, I don't want to make the same mistake I did with the pumpkin of using something that ends up killing it rather than preserving it.

At the moment, it is stupid of me to even contemplate carving again. My first finger is a little tender from all the carving. I think the psychotic killer did me in to be honest - LOL !

But I am thinking that I will purchase one of the Christmas Packs from Stoney and do a few of them to be honest.

Maybe I will even do another Christmas one for my daughter's school?

:)
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:05 am

Looney wrote:Melons are GREAT for Christmas Red & Green! St0ney has some REALLY awesome Holiday patterns!

Although I am a huge Christmas fan, aren't you jumping ahead?
The Thanksgiving patterns found here are always a huge hit and fantastic!

Maybe your poor fingers will recover by then ;)
Hey Liz,

Although we Brits have a lot to be thankful for in getting rid of the Yanks ( ;) ;) :grin: )
there is not much call for Thanksgiving carves in the UK where I believe Mondola is based

S.
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:38 am

Yeah, we don't really do Thanksgiving over here, although we have American friends and I could do the "I'm Not A Turkey" one that has always made me chuckle.

My finger is cringing at the sheer thought of carving again! LOL !
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:35 pm

I should be more careful.

I'm a guitarist, so fingers should really be used to it, but this one's still a little tender, so will have to ease off a little before I can carve or play again...
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Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:52 am

Hi all,

can anyone recommend a way to colour your shading on a real kin? I use a lightbulb to illuminate my kins and I want my shaded design to come out pink. Would a special type of paint work? or perhaps fruit juice? Has anyone tried this? Would appreciate any input. Thanks!
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Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:19 pm

sajjad123 wrote:Hi all,

can anyone recommend a way to colour your shading on a real kin? I use a lightbulb to illuminate my kins and I want my shaded design to come out pink. Would a special type of paint work? or perhaps fruit juice? Has anyone tried this? Would appreciate any input. Thanks!

So, the only info I have on this, which may be of zero use to you, is to go to a Guitar Center/Sam Ash kind of place that sells staging equipment and invest in a few sheets of lighting film. They come in all kinds of colors, can be easily cut & applied to the inside of the pumpkin (behind the carve) and create some cool looks. They're especially great for creating a "magical" glow with some designs, or illuminating light sabers for the Jedi carves.
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Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:25 am

Good idea, Gus. I kind of gave up trying to color the shaded parts, and started using colored tissue paper to color the cut-out parts of a carve, instead. Maybe an office store would have colored plastic file folders or such which might work too. Hmmmmm... thinking cap goes on....
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Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:27 am

For WindowKins, I stopped using Tissue paper.

I Now Go to the Dollar Store, And buy Coloured Plastic Table Cloths.

They Come in many Colors, and Glow Awesome when Lit !

NOTE: (Glow Depends on thickness, you may need to make it 2 ply)
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Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:38 am

St0ney wrote:For WindowKins, I stopped using Tissue paper.

I Now Go to the Dollar Store, And buy Coloured Plastic Table Cloths.

They Come in many Colors, and Glow Awesome when Lit !

NOTE: (Glow Depends on thickness, you may need to make it 2 ply)

I second this! Cheap and glow great!
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