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Three Different Ways of Making Your Own Pumpkin Stencils

Updated on February 7, 2015

Making My Own Pumpkin Stencils

Being a Huge Police fan I searched and searched the internet for a pumpkin stencils, but, to no avail. I could not find a single one not one! Thru the years I tried three different ways of making a stencil Photoshop, Turning a Photo into a negative, and using "Me on pumpkin" an inexpensive software especially made for making pumpkin stencils. All of these methods worked well for me.

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Photoshop

Basically open the image in Photoshop convert it to black n white and play the contrast till it's heavy in the black and the gray is gone. Make sure that there are no pieces floating that when cut it will lose the detail (islands)

Tutorial on turning an image into a stencil using photoshop.

The Police Stencil Using Photoshop

The Police Stencil Using Photoshop
The Police Stencil Using Photoshop

Using The Picture From "The Police Greatest Hit's" CD As My Guide

Police Greatest Hits
Police Greatest Hits

Photoshop.

All the hits that The Police are known for "Roxanne" "Walking on the Moon" to " Every Breath You Take"

 

Finished Police Pumpkin

Finished Police Pumpkin
Finished Police Pumpkin

Turning a Photo into a negative Stencil

Turning a Photo into a negative Stencil
Turning a Photo into a negative Stencil

My guide for the Andy Summers Pumpkin - His Autobiography: One Train Later

One Train Later: A Memoir
One Train Later: A Memoir

This is one of my favorite books written by one the members of the band funny and well written

 

Finished Andy Summers Pumpkin

Finished Andy Summers Pumpkin
Finished Andy Summers Pumpkin

Turning A Photo Into A Negative

This was a little harder to do, but for some reason it worked for me. I was converting in my mind where I wanted to cut and where I wanted to shave the pumpkin. This is a more advanced method you have to have done a lot of carving to understand how the negative works ..... for the guitar I thinned the pumpkin from behind to give it a a wood like feel

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Early Police Stencil Using "Me On A Pumpkin" Download

Early Police Stencil Using "Me On A Pumpkin" Download
Early Police Stencil Using "Me On A Pumpkin" Download

Early Police Pumpkin with Original Lineup Sting, Stewart Copeland, & Henry Padovani

Early Police Pumpkin with Original Lineup Sting, Stewart Copeland, & Henry Padovani
Early Police Pumpkin with Original Lineup Sting, Stewart Copeland, & Henry Padovani

Me On A Pumpkin Commercial - This, I think is the easiest way of making a pumpkin pattern. Very easy to use. Great for beginners to use

It's a bit of a Cheesy Commercial :-/

My Other Police pumpkins

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The Police Message in a Bottle - I couldn't resist :-)

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Which method are you going to try?

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      English-lion 4 years ago

      @signexpert: Thank you for tellingme :-)

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      Nicole Pellegrini 4 years ago from New Jersey

      OMG I love your Police pumpkins! (Like this is a surprise!)

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      Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      This is so neat thanks for sharing!

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      shahedashaikh 4 years ago

      Welcome to Squidoo.Nice lens quite new to me.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing Three Different Ways of Making Your Own Pumpkin Stencils

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      June Campbell 4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Your pumpkins are awesome. Great lens.

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      bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Your pumpkins are incredible works of art! Thank heavens you've photographed them. It would break my heart to see them decompose after all that work!

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Really amazing work you do on those pumpkins.

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      English-lion 4 years ago

      @DebMartin: Thank you :-)

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      English-lion 4 years ago

      @sockii: I'm going to start carving this years police pumpkin this weekend :-)

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      English-lion 4 years ago

      @junecampbell: Thanks :-)

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      English-lion 4 years ago

      @bossypants: Thanks :-) It is sad seeing them decompose but it's the carving of them that I really enjoy :-)

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      Gr8fulGirl 4 years ago

      You're an amazing artist! I can really tell that you LOVE Halloween :o) I don't think I'd be able to pull off intricate stencils like you, but I'd love to try your methods someday.

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      English-lion 4 years ago

      @Gr8fulGirl: Thanks for your lovely comments :-) Give them a try The me on a pumpkin is the most helpful for beginners

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      TommysPal 4 years ago

      That's really cool. You do good work.

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      cmadden 3 years ago

      Pretty cool!

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      Dawn Romine 3 years ago from Nebraska

      This is a great idea!! Love it and going to have to try it this year.

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