Thursday, April 30, 2009
I have 2 more full tutorials to go: the Peace & Quiet Bars and a beautiful (yet unnamed!) soap featuring a hand painted design within the bar. The eZine will be ready by late May, so make sure to sign up for the Soapyclub to be notified of the special early bird discount, which only lasts one week before the eZine is at regular price.
To see the current issues available, go to the Let's Get Soapy shopping cart. There are even lots of a la carte tutorials!
I'll keep you posted with new photos from the articles being written, so stay tuned!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
- create your own custom texture sheets which work for both MP and CP soap making (see example in photo above using an antique batik stamp),
- engrave soaps for beautiful encased relief designs,
- find inspiration in fashion
- and much more!
There will be full tutorials with step by step photos, loads of tips and techniques, and the complete supply directory to tell you where to find everything you see. Make sure to join the Soapyclub so you won't miss the special early bird discount. I will be posting sneak peeks of the articles here as well, so check back often!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
First is from Bathing in Luxury. Hiromi is the artisan behind these cold process soaps, and she calls this creamy bar "Downfall", which smells like a sparkly Gin and Tonic. I love the snowy white color and the beautiful iridescence that she added. See more of her pics in her Flickr set or you can buy one and see more in her Etsy shop.
Next is a very striking line of soaps from Gloi Locks Bath and Body. With names like Satyr, Envy, and Depravity, her soaps are dark and mysterious. The labels are stained with coffee and her boxes are also completely hand made. Check out her gorgeous photos in her Flickr set or shop for some of her creations on Etsy.
Last, but not least, are these amazingly realistic soap stones. Each one is handmade by Soapmystic in Deutschland. She puts these stones on ropes for a very pretty presentation, and has many other very eye catching and beautifully simple designs. To see more, check out her Flickr set or find these stones as a gift set on her website.
Do you have some favorite soap designs or soap makers you would like to share? Please leave a comment here! Thanks!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
You asked for it, you got it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial on how to make the Parson's Soap Blocks. Try it - you'll like it!
If the video is getting a little cut off on the right when you view it here, go to YouTube to view it in full size.
If you have any questions, please leave it here in the comments and I'll reply. You might be helping someone else with the same question! Thanks!