Pumpkin Carving

Halloween is fast approaching and it's time to start making the final touches on this seasons decorations and recipes.  Of course, no Halloween is complete without carving a pumpkin and I wanted to do something a little different this year.
Instead of using the traditional pumpkin carving tools, I decided to use my Speedball linoleum carving tools that I use for printmaking.  This gave me the opportunity to go into a lot more detail than I would have ever thought possible for pumpkin carving.
My method of tracing my image onto the pumpkin was to tap the sketch around my pumpkin and to outline each object by punching holes into the pumpkin with a sewing needle.  It was a long and somewhat tedious process, but well worth it.
The final product:


Susie Cassens said...


carly said...

Hi there!

I’m reaching out from Country Living magazine, where I work on food and lifestyle stories for our website. I wanted to let you know that we’re planning to use your awesome pumpkin carving tutorial from your website in an upcoming CountryLiving.com article.

We will of course credit you and link back to your website and encourage readers to go there for the full tutorial. If you do NOT want us to use this photo and idea, please let us know as soon as possible.

We are excited to show support for your work! And the story featuring your tutorial may be featured on our sister sites such as GoodHousekeeping.com, HouseBeautiful.com, and others, which will mean more exposure for you.

To get a link to the article, follow us on Facebook (Facebook.com/countryliving) where we’ll be posting it once it’s published.

Thank you,
Carly Breitbart