Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CPSC Just Peachy Soap Reveal & Tutorial

Finally posting my week 1 Color Palette Soap Challenge - Just Peachy.  I was going to make something that looked more like a flower, but when the soap became uncooperative, I quit while I was ahead and made a round swirl flower (or as my husband says, Trufula flower.  It's not exactly a tree.)  To kill 2 birds with one stone (gosh that sounds mean), I used clays and placed my image on Bramble Berry's Make It Monday Challenge, click here.  I used clays for the colors and scented it with Apricot Freesia.  It was much more vibrant in the mold, but I like the soft colors.  This is very simple to make. 




First prep your colorants.  I used French red clay and French green clay and placed them each in a plastic squirt bottle.  Make your soap.  At light trace, place about 1/2 cup of soap into each of 3 squirt bottles - green clay, red clay, and nothing for cream - and shake to distribute color. 

Add pink  Kaolin clay and Apricot Freesia scent to the rest of the soap and place into a slab mold with dividers.


Using the cream bottle, Add a dollop of soap near the top of each bar about the size of a quarter or $1 coin.

Using the red bottle add a small dot to the center of the cream on each bar.

Take a skewer stick, or some other skinny object, and poke it into the center of the red and swirl in a spiral outwards.

Using the green bottle, 'draw' a stem and sepal (the base of the flower).

And there you have it - a 'Truffula flower'.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Bonnie! I totally loved how your soap turned out, the colors are so gorgeous. :)

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  3. Ooops, deleted by accident! LOL! Your soap is beautiful! I have to try this, thanks for the inspiration!

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