Great Pumpkins: Crafty Carvings for Halloween

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Chronicle Books, Jul 1, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 80 pages
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In the tradition of the best-selling Halloween Treats, comes a fantastic new guide to scaring up holiday fun. Great Pumpkins features pumpkin-carving ideas to light up every porch and window, from an evil witch on a broomstick sure to terrify the neighbors to cute little kittens to welcome 'frady cats of all stripes. Artist Peter Cole has created a delightfully clever array of pumpkin tableaux, including Pumpkinstein, a monstrous experiment in scary fun, and Cinderella's Magic Coach, a beautiful carriage flanked by two white gourd swans. Simple instructions give novice carvers the know-how, while experienced carvers will find practical inspiration for show-stopping artistry. Step-by-step instructions for selecting a pumpkin with the potential for greatness and a look at carving supplies complete this whimsical guide. Plus, theres a selection of easy-to-use stencils created just for this book that guarantee success.
 

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This delightfully designed and brightly photographed wire-bound guide will surely provide inspiration for pumpkin carvers whose Halloween ambitions reach beyond the typical jack'o'lantern grimace ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
20
IN THE BONEYARD
22
PUMPKINSTEIN
23
GHASTLY GHOULS GOBLINS
25
EVIL EYES
27
SCAREDY
29
CREEPY CRAWLERS
30
BABY BOO
33
chapter T MASTERPIECE PUMPKINS 50 THE SCREAM
50
CECI NEST PAS UN PUMPKIN
53
TOWER DE FORCE
54
PUMPKIN PATCH PICASSO
57
MONA LISA
58
chapter if pUMPKIN CRAZY 62 PEACENIK PUMPKIN
62
PUMPKINS IN SPACE
65
MONSTER MADNESS TRUCK
66

chapter jg CELEBRITY PUMPKINS 36 OZOLANTERN
36
THREE LITTLE PUMPKIN PIGS
40
THE PUMPKIN KING
43
FOOTBALL PLAYIN PUMPKINS
44
CINDERELLAS MAGIC COACH W32M
47
HAUNTED HOUSE
68
PUMPKIN PETS
71
MR TURNIP HEAD?
73
TEMPLATES
74
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About the author (2003)

Jessica Hurley is a San Francisco based author whose works include 52 Tricks and Treats for Halloween (0-8118-2680-5).

Peter Cole is a Santa Barbara-based sculptor whose work has appeared in Snowmen (0-8118-2554-X).

Kate Kunath's photography has appeared in several publications, including Fortune and Seattle Weekly. She lives in San Francisco.

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