We all know of Pasito a Pasito, right? I think I have most of his soaps pinned on my Pinterest page and his soaps have been an inspiration from early on. This time, I used his ideas (but not his hard work of carving out pieces) to create some new soaps. Have I mentioned how much I like my guest soap mold? I like being able to make something new without having to invest a lot of soap into it.
Part of the purpose of this soap was to use up some of the leftover soap I have laying around. If I weren't such my mother's daughter, I'd toss it because it comes from that kit from the craft-store-that-shall-not-be-named. However, my mother was frugal and has passed that along to me (If she'd only passed along some of her other great traits rather than her short fingers and height, I'd be so happy. But I digress).
I used a leaf cookie cutter to get the pattern and learned very quickly to press the soap into the cutter, and not the other way around. I could continue with pressing the cutter into the soap if I really wanted a permanent leaf mark in my palm. I lined up the cut piece over top the full square piece so that I could cut out the identical section from the whole square.
|Part of the orange piece was used in last week's rainbow project.|
Then, to use up some more of the soap, I did it in reverse as well. But since I also had some (or lots) of blue left from pouring the first soap, I cut out another piece from the square and poured some of the blue into that. Hence why there's blue leaking through to the other side.
But there's still more soap to be used up! So let's make a third pattern.
What you can't tell from that picture, which I keep forgetting about when I try and make 3-D patterns, is that you can't see it from a 2-D picture. So what I'd like to show is this.
No, I'm not just trying to show you the mess I made, rather that one of the leaf cutouts is actually not a full to the bottom piece. I should've poured the light blue to not quite the top, let it solidify, then add that second cut out and poured clear on top of everything. That would've made it nicer looking but that's something for me to remember for next time.
Who or where do you turn to for inspiration when making your soaps?
Have a great week.