I had some unscented bars from a test batch which I was first testing usage rates for one of my indigo powders & pink brazillian clay. They bored me LOL although still pretty. No scent, muted colors *bleh*
So, since I have been playing with my pull-throughs which I got from Chass at Wild Plantanica, and I had watched a video of someone using thin stencils on their equally boring bars of soap AND I had made soap dough out of nothing more than a bar of soap....I suddenly thought...why not try stencilling my boring soap using one of Chass's pull-through disks & my soap dough?
So I did. And it worked! So I did a few more! Then discovered that while it DOES work, some of the disks are more finicky in releasing the edges of the soap dough.
I am now trying to figure out how to make the disks more easily release the soap dough I have pushed through them & then levelled off with my pastry cutter. and then slowly releasing the disk by gently lifting the edges up all around. It really does end up looking quite beautiful. I was amazed to be honest. And if you spritz with alcohol afterwards, it gives the soap dough a beautiful sheen even after drying, which makes it pop more. It's like a 3D stencil & very tactile, also very visible from various angles.
At some time will be able to post photos of my test batches with natural colorants once I upload them to my cloud server (I hope). My issue is living in a remote area with no cell service (hence no data connection) & having problems transferring photos from my phone to my laptop. Unable to post photos for now, but hopefully soon
Really love the stuff Chass makes! Waiting on my bar beveler and another order of pull-throughs for my round bars. It is definitely an art in getting the designs to show properly. Her stuff is so amazingly gorgeous, and using only natural colorants. She is an artist!