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Questions tagged [pumpkin]

For questions about using pumpkins for crafts, such as decorating or carving Jack O' Lanterns. Examples include choosing tool, preserving the pumpkin and executing a design.

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How can I prep a pumpkin for painting?

I'm trying to paint a white pumpkin, and I'm having some issues with applying the paint. I'm using acrylic paint, craft-grade not art-grade, and applying it with brushes. I clean the surface off, ...
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Can I dye a pumpkin?

Is it possible to successfully dye a pumpkin? I want to spice up this year's jack-o-lanterns. Specifically, to have it have bright or bold colors? I ask because I'm not sure if the glossiness of the ...
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How can I get that translucent effect on Jack O' Lanterns?

I've tried to mimic to translucent technique that people use on really detailed Jack O' Lanterns, such as this: However, whenever I try I either can't get the husk thin enough, or I go too thin and ...
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