Jack-o-lantern's face comprised of three triangles and a lopsided grin? Welcome to the lame pumpkin club. Both professional carvers and talented amateurs are doing some pretty cool things with pumpkins these days like etching out layers to create intricate patterns of light and cutting elaborate silhouettes that go far beyond traditional kitty faces and ghouls. Shine quizzed two experts on how they achieve their magical results.Is your
Choosing a pumpkin
Marc Evan is one-half of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, a Brooklyn-based custom carving business that turns out more than 300 pumpkins during their autumn rush. Although Halloween is especially busy, Evan says there is also a big demand for harvest themed pumpkins and fall wedding decorations.
Different pumpkins are suited for different projects. "For a classic lantern style, we look for a lighter pumpkin that's free of defects,"Read More »from Pumpkin Carving Tips from the Pros