Carve Watermelon – How to Transfer Watermelon Patterns

Carve watermelon using patterns: shows how to make masterpieces from watermelons. This video shows how to transfer the pattern to the watermelon for carving.

Carve Watermelon

Watermelon carving in a 2D style is easier than the more advanced 3D Thai style carving. 2D method will require a pattern to carve watermelon.  After choosing your melon and cleaning out the melon, you will want to transfer the pattern. In this video Jay Ball will demonstrate how to transfer the pattern using transfer paper.

Other methods of transferring watermelon patterns are shown in Jay’s book, You Too Can Create STUNNNG Watermelon Carvings.

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Posted on 1 April '11 by +, under Uncategorized.

One Comment to “Carve Watermelon – How to Transfer Watermelon Patterns”

#1 Posted by JBall (14.04.11 at 07:13 )

I just got this email from Kimberly. She has a great suggestion and i wanted to share it here for all to see.

“Hey Jay! I’ve been meaning to email you for a while now – about transferring patterns… I see you use the transfer paper and that probably works well for watermelons as you show on your video, but on pumpkins, I bet it’s hard to see and like you said it can rub off.

What I do (and I’m talking mainly pumpkins – I don’t do the melons because I have THREE boys – melons don’t last long here!) is I use pencil carbon paper – yep the old pencil carbon paper I used years ago (I hate to say how many!) when I first started typing class in high school! I use the same process you do and carbon paper can be used 10 – 15 times or more than transfer paper! Also, I use a RED ball point pen because if you use blue or black it’s harder to see on your pattern. Unfortunately, you can only get pencil carbon paper at craft stores like Michael’s – I used to buy it at office supply stores – you could get 100 sheets and it would last me for quite some time… but since I carve any where from 50 – 60 pumpkins at Halloween, well you get the idea! Anyway, since you are such an avid carver as I am, I thought I’d pass this tip along to you. I’ve passed it along to a few of the people I purchase stencils from and none of the seem to “get it!” I can trace 10 – 20 patterns on pumpkins per day – I can even get my kids to do it! I am shocked if any one uses the “Pumpkin Masters” method of poking the stencil first and then carving it! As I’m sure you have figured out, tracing the pattern makes for a much more intricate and distinctive carving that looks fabulous compared to the poke method! When I first started carving and used the poke method it was all I could do to actually SEE the pattern on the pumpkin after painstakingly poking – so immediately after poking I would use a black Sharpee and trace over the poked holes so I got to thinking…. there’s got to be an easier, faster way so that’s how I started using pencil carbon paper! :)- Happy Carving!