I know it sounds a little gruesome, but the finished project was so cool that I kept it in my "important memories" box for a couple of decades until I purged all unnecessary memorabilia to move cross country and marry my sweetheart. I wish now that I'd kept it. And several other things I tossed during that move...
This "face" will shrivel to look like an old witch or hag, so as I was carving, I tried to make the features large and bold. Aw, who am I kidding? With my pathetic carving skills, ALL features look large and bold. It's all I'm able to do. But my point is: The more defined the feature now, the better and more realistic this will look at the end. I tried to accentuate the cheekbones, carved out the nose to make it look larger, and made sure the eyes and mouth were cut deeply into the center of the apple.
If you're interested in making these for Halloween, I'd recommend starting about now to give the apples plenty of time to "age."
Happy Halloween, and stay tuned!
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