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stepibarra

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Okay so I am really starting to get bored with just doing the usual bar or little round soaps.... I have done layering and stuff but would really try and get creative with soap... I know that m&p is not all that creative but if someone has a good way of jazzing them up, please share I would really love to do something beautiful or even goofy with M&P... I tried doing a cold cream bar and it didn't work.... Shows my creativity...LOL...
 

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Wow, if you don't think M&P is creative, you definitely need to subscribe to http://soap-queen.blogspot.com. She has sooooo many ideas, projects, tutorials, etc.

There is so much artistically you can do with M&P. Another good site with video tutorials: http://www.goplanetearth.com/projects.html.

And one of my favorite things to do is going looking at other people's M&P on etsy and then try to figure out how to do it. :) There are so many super creative people there. One of the big trends right now is to make M&P that looks and smells like desserts. :)
 

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stepibarra said:
I know that m&p is not all that creative but if someone has a good way of jazzing them up, please share I would really love to do something beautiful or even goofy with M&P.
You can be WAY creative with MP! That's why I love it! I make alot of CP but always go back to MP for some fun...
Here's a little inspiration. :D There are others on the forum that do AWSEOME things with MP!




 
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Visit your public library and go to the section for 668.1 (call numbers). I've seen tons of soaper books on M&P at my library, although Los Angeles has a very good library system and YMMV. I think the library is a source many soapers often forget about, but I strongly recommend you check it out. I've seen just TONS of ideas, and actually thinking of trying some of them myself.
 

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You can be WAY creative with MP! That's why I love it! I make alot of CP but always go back to MP for some fun...
Here's a little inspiration. :D There are others on the forum that do AWSEOME things with MP!

Wow Lane thanks, those are some beautiful soaps...
 

stepibarra

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Thanks Greg, I tried the Library, but didn't find much... I will check again...

Thanks Melinda I will definately check out the links....
 
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I'm planning some M&P soon, but I plan to integrate the M&P with CP soaps in composite bars.

I wonder if anybody else is interested in composite M&P/CP bars.
 
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stepibarra said:
Thanks Greg, I tried the Library, but didn't find much... I will check again...
Well you're in Houston and that's a pretty big city...

Heh, actually I just checked your library for you and they have your soaper books filed under 668.12: click this link

Here's some possibilities:

"Handcrafted Soap" by Delores Boone

"Natural Soapmaking" by Marie Browning "300 handcrafted soaps : great melt & pour projects"

"The handmade soap book" by Melinda Coss

"Soapmaking : 50 fun & fabulous soaps to melt & pour" by Joe Rhatigan

"The soapmaker's companion : a comprehensive guide with recipes, techniques & know-how" by Susan Miller Cavitch (primarily CP but a good book)

"Country living handmade soap : recipes for crafting soap at home" by Mike Hulbert (covers making your own base then milling it, but you could make the same bars with M&P)

If I were you I'd reserve Browning's book and Rhatigan's book right away. I can see that your library is like mine where you can place a hold request and have them sent to your nearest branch. Give me your library card and I'll do it for you. No, wait, I'm just kidding! :D You might consider getting a few more at the same time. I started out at my own library with about a dozen books then I kept the best and got some more. Our books are for 3 weeks with 2 renewals allowed, so I can keep the books for up to 9 weeks before I have to return them. If I can't learn something in two months there's something wrong with me! :D
 

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Thanks Greg.... I am a little out of Houston, but maybe I can get down and get those books... appreciate all your help....
 

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Lovehound said:
"Natural Soapmaking" by Marie Browning "300 handcrafted soaps : great melt & pour projects":D
i have that book. i love it, so much stuff to do!! :)
 

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i have two other books by marie browning..."melt and pour soapmaking" and "natural soapmaking." some really cool stuff in them too.
 
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I'm pretty sure I had Browning out of the library, glossed through it, then returned it because I wasn't interested in M&P at the time and just was curious what the M&P enthusiasts were doing. Besides, it was free. :)

I'm going to get a few M&P books again today or tomorrow because I'm thinking of doing a composite bar, a transparent M&P layer with a regular CP layer. Later on I'm going to try making my own transparent soap but this will get me a leg up on making interesting and unique bars.
 

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Lane does AWESOME M&P - been a fan of her work for a while. :)

Marie Browning books are good, she usually has alot of packaging ideas in there, too, which look really nice.
 

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