Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cut my Black Raspberry Vanilla soap (probably too early..)

I couldn't help myself, I had to cut my loaf of soap today. It would have been a bit more ready to cut if I'd waited a full 24 hours to cut it, but I couldn't wait. I got up this morning and got my coffee and such and went to check on my soap. I figured it would be really soft, but I'd added that Sodium Lactate to my lye so I thought.. well, maybe. I pushed a bit on the top and it was pretty hard. So I started to unmold it carefully and because I'd lined the whole mold with freezer paper (usually I only put in a slip) the mold came off quite easily. I pulled the paper off the sides (very smoothly I might add) and let it sit there for about half an hour. Then I took the paper off the bottom and put it on my drying rack back in the cure room and let it sit for about an hour. I couldn't take it anymore, I went and got it and proceeded to cut it. It's still a bit soft and needs a bit of cleaning up before I can take any pics of it. I did take a cutting video which will be up on my YouTube in a bit (after I transfer it to my computer, edit and upload it) and I probably won't post this until I'm able to take pics and update... so until then...

Ok so I got to clean them just a bit so I could take a picture.


I really love how the mica swirl turned out on top! The swirls on the inside are nice as well, I just wish I hadn't gotten partial gel =( The colors pretty much stayed true, but the black could have been darker. Overall I'm very pleased how it turned out.

Here is a close up view of the top when it was still wet.



Anyway I'm off for now, perhaps some more soaping... maybe some melt & pour today =)

Until next time,
Happy Soaping!!!

Making Video:


Cutting Video




39 comments:

  1. Exceptional! Love the colours!

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  2. Oh my heavens! How impeccable! Your swirls are just fabulous!

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  3. The swirls are amazing and the small raspberries are very cute :) Like the contrast between orange and dark purple.

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  4. I really love how you did this. The extra detail of the berries on top is exquisite!

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    1. Wow thanks Lindy, very nice of you to say =)

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  5. This soap is so pretty! And I have major soap mold envy! I've been wanting a berries mold for ages lol. Great job!

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    1. Thanks!! I put in one of my blog posts below where I got those... if you are still interested in finding one.

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  6. How beautiful, really stunning! :) Linda

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  7. Lovely!!! I love the colors selection and the swirls. Absolutely beautiful!
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you! I stepped a bit out of my comfort zone and will probably step back in for a bit lol.

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  8. I love the colour combination and the swirls, the top is gorgeous! The scent + the look = harmony

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  9. wow, this is just stunning! love the colour and your swirls.

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  10. very pretty and I like berries on top!

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  11. That is a serious work of art!! I can't blame you for being so anxious to cut it! Beautiful inside and out!

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  12. Stunning! Love the color combos and the swirls. The berries are a lovely added touch.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  13. It turned out absolutely fabulous, and I love those little berries on top, they really make the soap! =)

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    1. Thanks so much Anne-Marie, that means A WHOLE TON coming from you!!! =D

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