This entry was posted on July 10, 2012 by RiffRaffRandy. It was filed under Super Villains and was tagged with avengers, carving, free, halloween, hiddleston, loki, marvel, pattern, pumpkin, stencil, supervillain, tom.
Thanks. My husband made the walls of the pumpkin as thin as he could using a large metal cooking spoon. It was about two inches thick when he was done. The outer rind was extremely tough.
November 1, 2014 at 6:20 pm
I’ve heard of some pumpkins being extremely tough this year. Not easy to carve; you want some give. It’s a learning process for sure.
November 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm
I tried this pattern this year. The pumpkin I used was too round and too thick for the light inside to come through the fine lines. It’s important to remember that not all patterns work with all types of pumpkins. This pattern requires a pumpkin that is taller, flatter, and thinner in order to make it easier to carve the fine lines.
October 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Great feedback, Lorelei. Much appreciated. Loki is one of my older patterns; I will probably update him eventually.
One thing you can do in the future if you have a very thick pumpkin is thin the walls down to around one inch (no thinner) using a clay loop or the sharp inside of a mason jar lid. This allows more light to get through and makes the walls of the pumpkin glow.
October 31, 2014 at 9:04 pm
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