FREE Various pumpkin stencils
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FREE Various pumpkin stencils

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SuperEd
Found 20th Oct 2014
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excellent, hubby will love this. Gives him an excuse to get his power drill out for carving pumpkins

Great piece of Art !!

I want olaf from frozen as my daughter would love this. Love pumpkin carving

Where is that Mario one from the thread pic ?

xjdrbrhd

Where is that Mario one from the thread pic ?


Think it's suppose to be from 'wreck it Ralph'

xjdrbrhd

Where is that Mario one from the thread pic ?



You can find a Mario pattern here...
zombiepumpkins.com/pat…xel

orange and black is a great site i use their stencils all the time.
thanks for the links some really good patterns

How hard are pumpkins to carve? Do you need arts and craft knife? Some of these designs look like they would just flop apart, or are they really thick?

P_nnyPinch_r

You can find a Mario pattern … You can find a Mario pattern here...http://www.zombiepumpkins.com/patterns/pixel



you need to pay to join the site...

Cool

Lol, some good ones there

great find

For anyone looking for the Olaf one, it is here. Other Frozen ones here.

These are much more interesting tan the usual grimacing face. Thanks OP!

Also for those that find it difficult to light a candle inside the pumpkin, instead of cutting a hole in the top cut the hole in the base. This way you can light the candle then place the carving over it just like a lamp shade.

been sculpting pumpkins for over 10 years like this and I am still learning and discovering new techniques.

One more top tip. if you leave a very thin layer of flesh you can colour it with food colouring

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Edited by: "P4GaN" 24th Oct 2014

Thanks

Lot of awful clickbait blog stuff on there goonertilidie!

stick with Orange & black, the owner Randy / maegnus (as I know him is a good guy)
He has some great ghost busters (slimer is excellent) on facebook, & frozen too.

ones I did the other night...
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0ybMaGIcAAOg0Y.jpg
(the lettering is more fun than it looks I promise)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0yZ9HFIgAAShmu.jpg:large (haunted castle from Orange & black, took around 30 minutes to carve)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0yVQqvIQAAqF1_.jpg:large

Thanks for the list OP! Some of my carves:

http://www.pbase.com/annierat1/image/153154509/medium.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/annierat1/image/153154493/medium.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/annierat1/image/153178216/medium.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/annierat1/image/153317368/medium.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/annierat1/image/153396971/medium.jpg

I use a combination of craft knives and fruit carving knives ... it gets very addictive!

Edited by: "Netto1" 26th Oct 2014

Zombie pumpkins stencils, you buy membership?

Netto1

Thanks for the list OP! I use a combination of craft knives and fruit … Thanks for the list OP! I use a combination of craft knives and fruit carving knives ... it gets very addictive!

MR GUS

Zombie pumpkins stencils, you buy membership?



Last year - joined JPs Jammin Pumpkins this year just for a bit of variety!

Yeah, you recognise nevermore then, that's one of his (J ball's) old ones but it is an exceptional carve.

Stoneykins has around 300 cut throughs now as well as the thousands of shaded designs...

I used to do a lot of zombiepumpkins but he has really gone off the boil in the last 4 halloweens

Thought about joining up this year then only found around 5 i'd actually want to carve that were new designs, cos he started doing, boglins & cereal packet monsters & stuff that really is SO american it left little new output to bother with (apart from a few proper unique creations, & some new tim burton / walking dead).

Are all those from this year or just a collection of past carves?

TBH that's the reason I didn't join Zombie Pumpkins again - I have leftover printouts from last year, and nothing new I really fancied this year. The nevermore one is amazing - I bet the words were a PITA though (_;) I quite fancy having a go at 'Boot Hill' ...

The ones above are all last years (only started last year after seeing a friend do some the year before - they looked so amazing). This is one of JPs from this year (carved as a birthday present couple of weeks ago) - never again, that grille was a pig!!

http://www.pbase.com/annierat1/image/157847972/medium.jpg<br/>

How easy a jump is it from cut throughs to shaded?

MR GUS

Lot of awful clickbait blog stuff on there goonertilidie!stick with … Lot of awful clickbait blog stuff on there goonertilidie!stick with Orange & black, the owner Randy / maegnus (as I know him is a good guy)He has some great ghost busters (slimer is excellent) on facebook, & frozen too.


which frozen ones? olaf on facebook is fine but elsa one isn't good... looks like shes evil and wearing a mask

Netto1

TBH that's the reason I didn't join Zombie Pumpkins again - I have … TBH that's the reason I didn't join Zombie Pumpkins again - I have leftover printouts from last year, and nothing new I really fancied this year. The nevermore one is amazing - I bet the words were a PITA though (_;) I quite fancy having a go at 'Boot Hill' ...The ones above are all last years (only started last year after seeing a friend do some the year before - they looked so amazing). This is one of JPs from this year (carved as a birthday present couple of weeks ago) - never again, that grille was a pig!!How easy a jump is it from cut throughs to shaded?



difficult, as you have to change the mindset & fight what is natural.
I don't have much time these days so tend to stick to cut through.

Nevermore took me about an hour to carve, ..faster than I thought but then I get faster each year, the pic is before I tidied it up, wasn't happy with the "N" letter, bit wobbly but it didn't really matter only noticeable if I draw attention to it (so I won't)

..it's the old thing you are poring over it & often the worst critic, they are to be viewed from afar after all,

brilly

which frozen ones? olaf on facebook is fine but elsa one isn't good... … which frozen ones? olaf on facebook is fine but elsa one isn't good... looks like shes evil and wearing a mask



olaf via orange & black

ELSA VIA O&B

via O&B SLIMER

NO TIME TO CORRECT LINKS... sorry sorting out pumpkins to get ahead for tomorrow.




Netto1

TBH that's the reason I didn't join Zombie Pumpkins again - I have … TBH that's the reason I didn't join Zombie Pumpkins again - I have leftover printouts from last year, and nothing new I really fancied this year. The nevermore one is amazing - I bet the words were a PITA though (_;) I quite fancy having a go at 'Boot Hill' ...The ones above are all last years (only started last year after seeing a friend do some the year before - they looked so amazing). This is one of JPs from this year (carved as a birthday present couple of weeks ago) - never again, that grille was a pig!!How easy a jump is it from cut throughs to shaded?



Netto, personally I typically use 2 sizes of blade for everything in terms of the basic cut, as per ZP shop, when you do a few you need two sets at least, cos you don't want to be swapping out blades all the time, ..much more flow!

Netto, your grille looks fine, it comes from being eyeball to th pumpkin, always step back & ask others to comment, their eye is what others also typically see, don't beat yourself to death over it!

there is a slight wobbliness which would have probably been easier if you had enlarged the stencil till you were happy, ..I guess it was a standard print off at regular size?? ..thus you were fretting as you cut possibly "last run syndrome" in wintersports

what size kin was it? looks like it didn't have much of a flat face to carve from possibly which would compound the issue.

..guessing mind you.

it's nice, that stencil has always appealed to me.

(carving pinhead tomorrow probably) ...wish me luck, clock will be ticking.

MR GUS

Netto, personally I typically use 2 sizes of blade for everything in … Netto, personally I typically use 2 sizes of blade for everything in terms of the basic cut, as per ZP shop, when you do a few you need two sets at least, cos you don't want to be swapping out blades all the time, ..much more flow!



I have a little woodworking set like this one:

https://webshop.cashconverters.com.au/thumbnail/850x520/1687457-standard-hobby-craft-tool-set-0.jpg

Except I have a stack load more handles and blades that came with it (so no changing blades). Cost me £2 at a boot sale, long before I had a use for it/discovered pumpkins As you say, very handy to have different sizes to hand. Also has a nice little pointy pokey thing (technical term!) to get those hard to remove bits out. I use the fruit carving knives for the big chunky cuts! Would love a proper carving set, but can't justify the price for once a year ...

MR GUS

Netto, your grille looks fine, it comes from being eyeball to th pumpkin, … Netto, your grille looks fine, it comes from being eyeball to th pumpkin, always step back & ask others to comment, their eye is what others also typically see, don't beat yourself to death over it!there is a slight wobbliness which would have probably been easier if you had enlarged the stencil till you were happy, ..I guess it was a standard print off at regular size?? ..thus you were fretting as you cut possibly "last run syndrome" in wintersports ;)what size kin was it? looks like it didn't have much of a flat face to carve from possibly which would compound the issue...guessing mind you.it's nice, that stencil has always appealed to me.(carving pinhead tomorrow probably) ...wish me luck, clock will be ticking.



I think I'm getting old, had to peer right at the pumpkin minus glasses to see the grille *sigh* - also rushing to get it done in an hour before friend's birthday meal didn't help ;-) It was a standard A4 print, on a Tesco large 2 for £3 pumpkin (and very round!).

Good luck with pinhead (that's on a par with Spiderman - aka 'hell no' ;-) ), I quite fancy JPs scarecrow, but the though of all those delicate bits of corn ... not sure my eyesight or patience could handle it :-D
Edited by: "Netto1" 26th Oct 2014

lol i use a hacksaw blade snapped in half and shaped at the end..and a trusty old stanley!

Netto1

I think I'm getting old, had to peer right at the pumpkin minus glasses … I think I'm getting old, had to peer right at the pumpkin minus glasses to see the grille *sigh* - also rushing to get it done in an hour before friend's birthday meal didn't help ;-) It was a standard A4 print, on a Tesco large 2 for £3 pumpkin (and very round!).Good luck with pinhead (that's on a par with Spiderman - aka 'hell no' ;-) ), I quite fancy JPs scarecrow, but the though of all those delicate bits of corn ... not sure my eyesight or patience could handle it :-D



Netto, I am hoping you have a light in it as you carve?
I use a petzl zipka (retractable headband) which doesn't get sticky swapped between head & pumpkin, & a petzl RXP for close up extra light, ...& a 30watt led floodlight

The ZP set (by warren cutlery) works very well & is incredibly durable, if you also diy then it becomes ueful elsewhere, ..i'm forever cutting phenolic insulation with it.

COuldn't be without it

MR GUS

Netto, I am hoping you have a light in it as you carve?



Well I turned the lounge light on if that counts

And DIY is hubby's area (in the loosest sense of the word, neither of us do much!!) - and no way would I let him near any carving set of mine ... it would either be blunted or lost in a bout two seconds flat!! oO

Netto1

Well I turned the lounge light on if that counts :DAnd DIY is hubby's … Well I turned the lounge light on if that counts :DAnd DIY is hubby's area (in the loosest sense of the word, neither of us do much!!) - and no way would I let him near any carving set of mine ... it would either be blunted or lost in a bout two seconds flat!! oO



Todays...

Spock....https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0-uxHPCUAAQTEo.jpg

Jason Vorhee's...https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0-uj8PCQAA49vY.jpg

Darth Vader...https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0-vJLMCQAAv7Ho.jpg

Slimer....https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0-wJBhCIAARdwP.jpg

& once again, save folk asking, mostly from Orange&black pumpkins, as per earlier in the thread.

Pinhead (zombiepumpkins) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0-uJNoCYAAM51_.jpg

How To Create Your Own Patterns

1. Find the image you want to use
2. Change it to monochrome/ black and white
3. Increase the contrast so the so the dark greys become black
4. Posterize the image with photshop/ correl draw. if you do not have these there are free online sites for this.
5 Voila you have your pattern.

Like I have said before I have been sculpting pumpkins for over 10 years.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2db5vzb.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/sw9ses.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/4vl651.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/s3os93.jpg

Ditto, the 10+ years, just that folk & businesses ask me for cut through, so that's what I tend to do till th busy season is over, then I fill up a cold room to carve as I like till march.

(cos they don't know what go's into them, don't want to pay for them, don't know how to light them nor preserve them, that includes the buyers & growers).

Oh wow, they all, the cut throughs and shaved, look amazing. Spock and Slimer are in my 'folder' so nice to see how they come out!

So any tips on preserving them? Mine are currently living outside uncut, and will stay out there once carved. Do either of you bleach or Vaseline them etc?

Have a not so impressive Dusty, carved on a titchy pumpkin for a friend's little boy! X)

http://www.pbase.com/annierat1/image/157859846/medium.jpg

You are quite right people have no idea the time and effort that goes into them Mr Gus.

I forgot to add on the pattern making. To get a two tone pattern posterize to 2 layers if you get dark greys either treat them as you prefer either use them as black or cut them out as you would white.


Store them in a cold dark room.

Also once carved or sculpted give them a good spray with antibacterial spray you use in the kitchen both inside and out every couple of days. To keep the sharp edges and stop them drying out and curling up, rub them over with petroleum jelly (ideal for long term) or for short term use a basting brush to brush over some oil either vegetable or I use baby oil. This helps hold in the moisture. But the antibacterial spray prevents most of the rot.

If you do get areas that start to rot scoop them out and spay them again.

Another top tip if you make a mistake and cut part off or out you didn't intend use apricot jam to stick it back on (just like bakers do). This is an emergency fix. If its a heavy piece that will not hold itself then aid it with a cocktail stick by using it as you would a dowel. But be sure to give it a good spray first as it is a foreign body.

Using antibacterial spray and keeping the moisture in your pumpkins should last up to 2 weeks on display if you spray and oil them every other day. Also check the outside for scratches and dents and spray them too.

I personally cut the big hole in the base of the pumpkin to scoop out the flesh and cut a small hole in the top by cutting out the stalk. This way I can put the candle inside and light it without burning myself and the hole in the top stops that burnt pumpkin smell which is ideal if you want them on display indoors.

Don't forget there is no law that says only carve one image per pumpkin, be creative for that wow factor. Depending on your patience you can just about put any image you like on a pumpkin.

Actually its not just pumpkins that you can do this with for a Christmas or party table centrepiece you can use watermelons in exactly the same way. Honey dew melons make great wall lights.
Edited by: "P4GaN" 29th Oct 2014
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