Monday, February 4, 2013

Triple Heart Soap Part 2

As promised, here is Part 2 of the Triple Heart Soap Project
If you missed part 1, you can find it here.
First, admire the layered hearts that you made.
Weigh out 10 ounces of white soap base.
Melt in microwave in 15 second bursts.
Add 1 teaspoon of fragrance oil.
Add pink or red body safe colorant.
Stir to combine.
Place loaf mold at an angle.
You can do this by propping up a long side.
I used some little measuring cups
And a wooden dowel.
Oh, and some cans of peanuts.
The weight of the peanuts
Kept the mold from sliding around.
Pour the pink soap into the mold.
Be careful to not pour on the sides.
If that happens, you can clean it up
After the layer hardens.
Now you need some patience.
Wait about a half hour or so.
What to do?
Clean the bathroom.
Do some laundry.
Take a walk.
Now it’s time to melt 10 ounces of clear soap base.
Add 1 teaspoon of fragrance oil.
Add red coloring and some glitter.
Tilt the soap mold the opposite direction.
The pink soap should be against the counter.
Make sure the red soap is between 120 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spritz the pink layer.
Carefully pour the red layer into the mold.
Now it’s time to wait again.
It will need a half hour or so to set up.
Things to do while waiting?
Read more of that book.
Sing a Song.
Play cards.
Play a board game.
Surf the web.
Read other SoapArt blog posts.
Okay.  Now it’s time for the finishing touches.
Melt 12 ounces of clear base.
Add 2 teaspoons of fragrance oil.
Add some glitter.
Place the mold flat on the work surface.
You now have a V where the layered hearts can sit.
When the clear, glittery soap is at 120 – 125 degrees Fahrenheit,
Spritz the pink and red layers.
Then pour a small amount of the clear soap into the V.
 Spritz each layered heart.
Be generous with your spritzing.
Place each heart in the clear soap.
I placed them very near each other.
I went pink to pink and white to white.
Wait 10-15 minutes for clear soap to solidify.
Spritz again.
Heat clear base for 10-15 seconds.
Once it is back to 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit,
Fill the remainder of the mold
With the clear glittery soap.
Wait for four hours or more.
Once soap is cool and solid,
Unmold and cut into individual bars.
Don’t want to make your own?
You can pick up a bar here for a limited time.
Thanks for reading!