For my colors I used a brown mica for the ground, green oxide for the grass, for the sky I used ultra marine blue and added a blue mica, for the clouds I added a white mica to the natural soap base. I scented the soap using a "Eucalyptus & Spearmint" fragrance oil. I was not sure how this fragrance would behave so I added some to each layer as I did them, instead of to the whole batch. When I sliced the soap on my cutter it was a bit hard to get through the sun part in the soap since it was made the week before and was quite a bit harder, but it did cut it without breaking the cutting wire.
This was a fun challenge and I would like to try this again and hopefully my imagination can come up with something with a lot more detail.I will share some of the pictures of the process and the finished soap. I hope you will all go to Great Cakes Soapworks and take a look at all the other great soaps made for this challenge.
Next week's challenge: Making soaps using natural ingredients.
|Here is the sun out of the pipe mold. Now I will cut off the |
melt & pour soap plug and it will be ready to embed into my soap.
|The brown first layer poured. |
Mixing the green next layer.
|Green layer added. I am making peaks on this layer hoping that it will look like grass standing upright. It did not look that tall after pouring on the sky color, I think I should have let it set up longer.|
|The blue is poured, added the sun and more clouds.|
|I added the remainder white soap base and swirled |
the top to make it look like fluffy clouds.
|Here is the soap out of the mold. I lined my mold using |
plastic and I don't like the wrinkles it created on the sides.
Note to self: take the time to line it with the normal
butcher paper. A silicone mold insert would be nice :)
|Soap bars cut.|
|I took the end cuts from the soap loaf and |
made soap balls again to use as embeds.
I think they look like little world globes, what do you think?
|Introducing "Rise n' Shine"|
Todays Forecast - Sunny, Partially Cloudy with a 'Chance of Showers'.