Monday, 30 March 2015

Taking a page from Hollywood

No, I haven't been rubbing shoulders with A-listers, but I have been paying attention to what big box office movies are doing. Have you noticed, they stretch things out for as long as they can. The Hobbit, it was one book, and yet Peter Jackson stretched it out to 3 movies. Twilight, what was it, 3 books that went to 4 movies? Same with The Hunger Games. So, I'm going to do a soap variation of that.

Last week, I had the cameos made, but they seemed kind of small to me, so I decided to make them into a part of a bigger soap, something more substantial. I started with the oval, because well, the cameo's oval.
Used BB's brilliant blue and Fresh Snow FO

Hard to see the detail of the cameo in this shot, but you get the idea.

Then I thought how would it look in a different shape, you know, contrast the oval

Scented with CC's Strawberry Smoothie.

The cameo didn't want to sit properly in this one, hence why there's the pale outline. Background is a beautiful antique blue mica

So, which shape do you think works best? And what do you think of my stretching out one soap into two posts? ;) If only I'd learned how to do this when I used to write papers in university, I might've been able to meet the word quota.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Pop art soap

I call this my "Camy Warhol collection." Get it? Yes, I'm the queen of bad puns, or at least the court jester of that realm.

More using up some bits of scrap soaps and repurposing old chocolate moulds.

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Night sky

I keep looking at the galaxy soap by Otion, and I just love it! I don't do CP soaps, and I'm not sure if MP shreds would hold together the same way, so I improvised. I took a bunch of bits and pieces of soap and melted them together, not really caring what the colour would turn out to be as it would be some alien planet anyway. I poured it into a 3-D ice cube mould (well half of it anyway, since it didn't matter that I only had half a circle).  To make some distant stars, I dropped bits of leftover soap in behind the planet. The black background was created with black mica to give it a more sparkly look.

The "planet" is more greenish in real life. Still working on lighting.

This photo shows the half sphere better, but makes the "sky" look more blue than the original black

Maybe I should've called this post "how to use up leftovers" instead.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, 9 March 2015

The Divine Ms. D

D for Diva, Diva Soap that is. Most of you already know Maja and her wonderful soaps by blog and reputation. I am always in awe of my soaping friends and their wonderful creations. When Maja worked on getting a new website up, she asked me to be an extra spell checker for her. I was happy to do so, although Maja already has an excellent command of the English language. While looking over her site, I decided to order a couple of her soaps as well.

When my package came, it took me a while to go pick it up and then a few more days before I got around to opening it. Poor Maja was probably wondering what the heck happened. I shouldn't have been too surprised, knowing a little bit about Maja and her generous nature, but I wasn't expecting so much generosity. In addition to a lovely handwritten note, Maja gave me an adorable box that held 4 of her gorgeous soaps inside. I had only ordered 2 and here she gives me 2 extras.

Thank you so much Maja! I can't wait to try them although they are going on display first for a while so others can admire them as well.
I love the details she puts on the top.

All my goodies from Maja!

Isn't this packaging just the most adorable thing ever?

Monday, 2 March 2015

Chocolates and wine

This should probably have been my Valentine's post, but I'm always a little behind the times. I'm not crazy over the colour of these "chocolates" (anyone have any ideas how to make it look more chocolate-y?) but the mould is originally a chocolate mould. It is scented with a chocolate FO to help it seem more realistic.