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Faux Bois Pumpkin


We used a carve-by-color technique to give this pumpkin a cool, unexpected twist. 

Have fun with a freehand faux bois design. Improvise to create much of the wood-grain pattern. Trace our knot templates onto the pumpkin in several spots, scrape the rings with a linoleum cutter, and then make free-form lines to fill in the design. Make the eye of each knot by piercing the pumpkin wall with a ceramic hole cutter (for small eyes, use a pushpin).

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Martha Stewart Living, October 2010