Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I tried it, it's fun!

Hi all! I tried the paper embed soaps, like Anne-Marie (and SoapyLove Deb) did.

Below are three I got right, still trying to get the hang of it. They will be used for raffle baskets at (one of) my daughter's gymnastics competition on the weekend. I scented them with Yuzu but to save me some grief I only scented the white part.


Clipart from TopEndSport used with permission

I bought my paper from Thread Studio in Perth (Dale) but if you're in the "Americas", you can get it from BrambleBerry.

You can find tutorials on how to work with water with this video, or by reading a few illustrated tutorials (illustrated: with pictures) such as the latest tutorial by SoapyLove Deb, cute I *heart* soap moulds used by SoapyLove Deb, Father's Day soaps, single use soaps and if you want to make a bigger soap.

Thanks so much Deb, Anne-Marie (and your crew) for all the wonderful inspirations you bring us!!

So much fun, and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Off to try and use the new tip Deb suggested today "Spray hardened soap in molds with alcohol and pour another thin layer of soap on top. Place paper, image side down, into the soap and pour another thin layer of soap on top. Use a chopstick or craft stick to press image down flat. Smooth all corners down. Allow to harden." and see if I can get rid of the fog and clouds I got in some of the other soaps... Nice to create again.

UPDATE: Soaps ready to go, using some of HeatherT's lovely digi-scrapping papers from Play Sweet and Button Speak, which I used in Xara Xtreme Pro,
and of course a pic of my little gymnast :)

6 comments:

Natalie B said...

They look great France. So you're still getting 'some' me time to do crafts which is good.

love to all xx

France said...

Few and far between, but I try! It's good for the soul. Thanks for stopping by!

Heather T. said...

Cool!

Mylene said...

Great to see you creating again! I love these soaps. When I first saw them I thought they were ice skaters. Youngest DD has taken up skating this year and now she lives and breathes it. Hope to see more of your work soon!

Andrew Thornton said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I'm sure that whoever wins that basket will be awfully happy!

Amanda said...

Those look great! I haven't tried the paper embeds yet...but it's on my list! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda