In this technique I decided to see what happened if I just painted on some soap, almost like a canvas. I really enjoyed making this soap. It makes me wonder about all of the paintings/patterns I could do in the future.
The recipe I used is one I’ve used before and quite like
520g Olive Oil
36g Coconut Oil
150g Avocado Oil
206g Lye and 500ml water
I used Jasmine scent for this mixture – to go with the flowery theme
Remember, if you haven’t soaped before you’ll need to go to a beginning blog as Lye is dangerous to use. There are plenty of beginning websites and some of my favourites are Amy Warden’sGreat Cakes soap works as well as The soap queen website.
I used my new square mould and lined it with baking paper first so the soap wouldn’t stick to the wooden mould.
After I made the mixture to a light trace, I poured off enough colour into some tomato sauce containers to make up green, yellow, blue and white. Poured the base down and then started on the ‘painting’.
Below is the green branches, just as a poured them.
Then I touched them up with a skewer, so they looked a bit fluffy
I added dollops of yellow, blue, white and yellow
Then used a skewer to mix the colours a bit into a pretty pattern
After the soap had set overnight I cut the blocks. I’m pretty pleased with the results.
I’ll have to muck around more with this method!