Tuesday, 26 November 2013

It's here, it's here, it's finally here

My sister cam e to visit recently and she brought along with here the long awaited book " Soap Crafting" By Anne- Marie Faiola.

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I was glued to the book for days and finally went into the soap lab to make a recipe.

I chose Avocado moisture bars and this is my version

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I like my soaps to have a colour theme when I am at market so I made this soap to sit next to it on the table

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Here are all the soaps together


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Monday, 18 November 2013

Making Mould Liners

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I saw this post on lining a mould using liquid Latex. As I had some in stock I thought I would give it a try.

I have to say it takes a LONG time to do. About 3 days in total. I waited for it to dry in between coats but then had to go off to make a delivery or make soap. I am sure it would probably only take a day if you were dedicated but I do tend to multi task (not always a good thing).

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I used a product called Dala Casting rubber that you paint on. It is available in most craft stores. Use a large fine bristled brush and paint on a thin layer. It looks white when you first paint it on then dries to a yellowish colour.

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I painted 4 coats but I think I will do more next time. It is quite thin but totally useable.

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Once dry, I peeled from the wood and then clipped it back on to keep it upright. The sides are so thin they just collapse back on themselves.

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Peeling the mould off the soap is SUPER easy. The only problem I did have was that the bottom pitted into the soap - right picture

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Here is the finished soap. NICE

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Soap Club Challenge - November 2013

This month Amy Warden from Great Cakes Soapworks organised another challenge - making pretty bottom soaps. You can see the video on YouTube here. It was a lot of fun and well worth a try.

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