Happy soap dance..

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  1. Dec 21, 2010 #1

    calico21

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    Hi I've been making soap for about 2 years now and started playing with the tops and colors and look what I got, Happy soap dance ?
    Also am trying acrylic picture frames as slab mold . First time tonight we'll see how it goes.[​IMG]
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    ETA: Got the frames at Michael's for about $6 each and the happy face soap is scented with Jamaican me crazy, the other is pink grapefruit
     
  2. Dec 21, 2010 #2

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    that mold is awesome! i think i will go look for one tomorrow!
     
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    I think you can get at walmart too. i also went to a home improvement store called Menards and got a small piece of acrylic for a lid to prevent ash but u could use plastic wrap as well. I got no gel which was my reasoning behind getting it. (yea me!) Plus i love that u can see without peeking.
     
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    Congrats on your soapies!
     
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    Pretty happy faces! 8)
     
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    Thanx for the compliments. I wanted to update the picture frame experiment. It worked, think I was a little impatient. Put in freezer for a bout 20 minutes or so to try and unmold. It came out but left a bit behind. I had in mold for about 16 hours. Should i just have left longer on counter or in freezer longer? Any thoughts? Its nice and firm but can still squish with pressure.
    ETA: Love the creamy white color which is what I wanted with no gel. Will post cuts as soon as I get a longer blade to cut it.
    ETA: Ok update, definitely wait longer to unmold and cut. It seems to be cutting better today. It crumbled but no zap. And I think I'll try the spritzing with alcohol next time too. Seems to have a bit of ash as its curing. Learn, learn, learn !

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    I love the pink color, what did you color with?
     
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    Did you have to spray the acrylic prior to pouring the soap in? If so what did you use.
     
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    I colored with oregon trails liquid peony spring.

    No I did not spray with anything but either should have(used mineral oil?) or waited a bit longer to unmold. It stuck a little but not too bad. I will be experimenting more this weekend with times in mold because I just love the whiteness of the bars. I think most of the problems with sticking happened because I went with my normal time of unmolding.(about 16 Hours)
     
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    happy soap dance

    I know the feeling. Last night I was up to 2 in the morning making soaps. I made 4 batches: Chamomile, Patchouli, Shea butter soap, and a rose shea butter soap. I was just having fun. But the really neat thing was I swirled the chamomile so pretty with madder root. I'll have to post pictures later. Today I did a few rebatches and they came out really nice. So overall today was a really good day.
     
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    Re: happy soap dance

    eager to see pictures!

    obviously i no longer have small children waiting for santa at pre-dawn hours and have been soaping instead, or at least trying to get an emulsified scrub ritht :) happy holidays to all!!!!!
     
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    Re: happy soap dance

    I have a 5 year old daughter and I am waiting till midnight to put out her gifts. I soaped early today though; maybe Santa will leave me a perfectly gelled log to unmold in the morning!!!
     
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    But I always got to have one batch that just wants to act like a fool. I hate it when I use a fragrance oil. It just about seized on me when I added it, so I put the stove on low to melt it back down, then mixed it with my spatchula but it started getting thick again and I could get my swirl right. So I guess tomorrow this will be a rebatch, or maybe not. I'll see tomorrow. But my others came out pretty good. I need to stick to essential oils.
     
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    An acrylic picture frame how clever! I never thought of utilizing one of those frames until you posted your experience.

    I think those happy face soaps are soo cute!

    My kids would love something like that to bathe with. Thanks for the idea and thanks for sharing.

    Off to make a batch of fig soap..I'll post some pics hopefully by tomorrow.

    The bulb in my camera died so I have to see if it's worth replacing the bulb or the camera alltogether. The manufacturer states I need to take the camera to a repair shop to replace a bulb?

    I hate paying money for someone else to do something I might be able to do for myself. ..We'll see.
     
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    Love the Pink one it looks like coconut ice !!!!
     
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    Thats what I was thinking Traceyann, use to make it when I was going to school and maybe at Christmas time.

    Relle.
     

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