20 Amazing designs from Frightful to Fabulous. Pages: 96 Size: 8.5 X 11 Amaze Family and Friendsâ€”Take Your Pumpkin Carving to the Extreme! Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays in the U.S., and carving the family pumpkin is a life-long tradition for many. In Extreme Pumpkin Carving by Vic Hood and Jack A. Williams, youâ€™ll learn how to create the most amazing, never-before-seen designs to astound your Halloween guests. Extreme pumpkin carving applies relief carving techniques commonly found in woodworking and stonework to pumpkins. Starting with solid pumpkins (no hollowing is necessary!) extreme pumpkin carvers use simple household knives or woodcarving tools to create fantastic faces and scenes in the flesh of the pumpkins. Inside, youâ€™ll find a complete resource for extreme pumpkin carvingâ€”whether youâ€™re a beginner or a seasoned carver. â€¢ Getting started: including the history of Halloween and how to select the right pumpkin â€¢ Step-by-step instructions: using readily available household knives or woodcarving tools â€¢ Extreme pumpkin patterns: nearly two dozen fantastic designs to review and practice With relief carving, youâ€™ll be able to add form to your pumpkin carving by creating actual cheeks, lips, eyebrows and moreâ€”instead of just cutting out solid shapes. This gives you an almost endless opportunity for creativity and unique expression, resulting in a one-of-a-kind Halloween pumpkin that will be the talk of the neighborhood! Additional Products You'll Enjoy!