After yesterday's post I stumbled on another great pumpkin carver at Extreme Pumpkins. There you'll find a gallery of carving ideas, how to tips, free patterns and lots of photos of pumpkin carving contest winners! The "Cannibal Pumpkin" pattern is probably my favorite...I think...hard to choose! The one shown above is an interpretation of the one shown on cover of the Extreme Pumpkins book (written by owner of website).
The "Puking Pumpkin" shown below is probably the most famous! Yuk!!!
Oh my!!! He found a use for those extra small pumpkins! Quite creepy!
Tom has lots of creepy ideas! *G*
Tom Nardone, the owner of ExtremePumpkins.com has written a number of top-selling books on pumpkin carving that are chock full of tips and patterns.
I found Tom's article on preserving your carved pumpkin very interesting. Tom did went through a lot of effort to test different commonly-used products on some carved pumpkins to see which kept the pumpkin preserved the longest! A very thorough study IMHO!
You'll just have to check out his website after watching this video showing some of his cool stuff!
At Extreme Pumpkins you'll also find a totally FREE PDF file to download with patterns for these 48 pumpkin faces, a how-to guide and other ideas. This is a Halloween-themed website to bookmark and return to over and over!