Halloween approaches, so it's time to do your best Makerbot impression and create something awesome!
That's right, it's time to grab an ugly old pumpkin and carve that sucker up like he insulted your mom. This year I decided to emblazon my squash canvas with the ghostly spirit of Tested.com, our very own mascot extraordinaire, Testacles (that's pronounced TEST-TA-CLEEZE, folks).
Of course no serious pumpkin artist would start without a stencil, so I threw this template together in Photoshop. If you want to print one out yourself and take a stab at the design, I sure wouldn't stop you!
Here's what the stencil looked like plastered to my pumpkin once I put some outlines for myself, but had yet to do any serious carving. I used a nail to make shallow dotted-lines that I'd eventually cut through with a knife.
How did it turn out? Judge for yourself!
All told, this took me about two and half hours clean out and carve. Two hours of work for a masterpiece that will last forever...in our hearts.
If you have a great Jack-o-Lantern photo that's relevant to Tested's interests, post it in the comment or send it!! I'll be expanding the gallery right up to Halloween day.
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