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  1. SoapWitch

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Posted the background layer the other day. More layers is now the way forward for my soap stencils.
  2. SoapWitch

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    This is what I've been up to... Down a weird bend in the rabbit hole. This is all soap, btw.
  3. SoapWitch

    Soap dough and late superfat/colour/FO addition

    I've written a bit about it in my books (I've written a few books on soap dough). I might have a blog post about it... I'll take a look. I know I've covered this before... Just can't remember where. I'm glad it helped. I'll look for your results. :)
  4. SoapWitch

    Soap dough and late superfat/colour/FO addition

    I am a bit confused too. I don't understand the desire to gel CP soap in the process of creating soap dough. Gelling soap will create a harder/stiffer bar. I've made soap dough, let's say, CP with the desire to use it as soap dough. I used a fragrance oil that gelled the soap. The FO was a...
  5. SoapWitch

    One oil for the rest of your life...

    Using lard in soap making has a long history. I find this utilization fascinating as it was largely based on using waste, although we (and I still do) cooked with lard regularly. Nothing was wasted on personal homesteads and farms. The other two ingredients that have been used largely since the...
  6. SoapWitch

    Not sure of the cause

    A bit of saponified soap doesn't seem it would cause discoloration, unless that soap was a discoloring soap like brown, due to a fragrance oil. If additional soap were the case confetti (shaved pieces of soap added to batter) would do the same. Saponification is harsh process, but additional...
  7. SoapWitch

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    What I have done lately... I saw a stencil could be better suited for using with soap and soap dough, so I created some... 100's of them. I've been a bit obsessed with the idea. Anyway, this is some of what I've been doing.
  8. SoapWitch

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Big thank you! I support your desire to stencil on a soap. One of my nemesis has been labeling and wrapping soaps, due to the intricate tops I put on. I find it a please to label and wrap stenciled soaps. And so much faster. ;)
  9. SoapWitch

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Not today, but in the last few months I created Soap Stencils... And brought them to the surface. Here are a few things I created with stencils designed for myself and other soap makers.
  10. SoapWitch

    Soap Dough Techniques

    Indeed, it will work. If you want a saturated black I would use oxide. It's the only time I use oxides. :)
  11. SoapWitch

    Soap Dough Techniques

    Where to begin... There is the thread that needs to be pulled to open up one's creativity. Start with basic shapes. The Wizard of Oz incorporates basics and more complex ideas. If you'd like to explore some ideas I have over 300 free blog posts about soap dough, mostly. I also have 100's of...
  12. SoapWitch

    Soap Dough Techniques

    Two ways, like I show in this video. Or pack the hole with soap dough. Hope this helps. :) <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  13. SoapWitch

    Soap Dough Techniques

    Wow! That's a massive endeavor. Good job! I'm so impressed.
  14. SoapWitch

    Soap Dough Techniques

    Indeed! I'm hot on it, and working on creating such a unique collection you'll be spoiled for choice. ;)
  15. SoapWitch

    Soap Dough Techniques

    Hi all! Just saw this thread and thought I'd offer what I've been working on. Stenciling with soap dough. There are so many possibilities and choices. It's a quick and easy way to change the face of a soap. I've made soaps that are less than appealing, and for some reason I haven't pursued this...
  16. SoapWitch

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Hi all! Thought I'd take a look at all your beautiful soaps. I love this thread most of all. This is what I did yesterday. All hand molded from cold process soap dough. The soap is scented with Oudh Wood from Nurture. A gradient pour was used to push the boat out on this FO, to see how well it...
  17. SoapWitch

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    KimW, I absolutely love this thought! "Had a dream that I wasn't allowed to make soap because I wasn't a qualified train engineer... " This is what I did today. Well, not all of it I made in one day, but there's that.
  18. SoapWitch

    Who is your favourite YT soaper?

    I love Teri from Tree Marie too, and how she explains maths. ;) I find her videos peaceful AND educational, not to mention beautiful. My other all-time favorite is Handmade in Florida. Zahida doesn't post a lot, but I have gone back and watched her videos repeatedly. She's one of my reasons why...
  19. SoapWitch

    Trial by Fire Mica from Nurture

    That red is stellar! It's the truest red mica I've found. :) Well done!
  20. SoapWitch

    Adding flowers

    When I began making soap I found what others found, dried flowers don't translate into soap like I wanted. This is how I make flowers from soap dough, and I have found soap flowers can be made in a variety of ways. Here is one way to make little soap flowers.
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