Hats, Bats and Spiders
- Time:45 minutes
- Yields:8 soaps
I loved what Soapylove did in her latest tutorial (check it out here), I thought I would revisit the technique with a ghoulish twist! I stuck with some basic molds and colors here but the potential to get insanely creative is up to you! I hope I get to see what some of you come up with. Hint. Wink. Nudge. Post pictures on our facebook page!
Check out what we did for Christmas in 2009 using this same technique with glitter. See the glittery tutorial here.
12 oz Clear Melt and Pour
12 oz White Melt and Pour
Mini Paint Brush
Clean Up Tool (or something similar)
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ONE: Make your soap!
- Black Soap: Melt 12 ounces of clear soap in the microwave on 30 seconds bursts. Mix in about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of Luster Black Mica and .25 ounces of Hello Sweet Thang Fragrance Oil. Mix well. Pour soap into the 4 in 1 Guest Mold and let cool.
- White Soap: Melt 12 ounces of white soap in the microwave on 30 seconds bursts. Stir in .25 ounces of Hello Sweet Thang Fragrance Oil and .25 ounces of Vanilla Color Stabilizer. Mix well. Pour soap into 4 in 1 Guest Mold and let cool.
Brush up on the basics of melt and pour here!
TWO: While your soap is cooling prepare your homemade stencils. Print the PDF HERE. Allow the ink to dry then use scissors or a craft knife to cut out the images. Keep in mind that you will be able to use the cut out and the silhouette of your stencil.
THREE: Spray the back of your cutout with hair spray and adhere it to the top of your soap. This will keep the stencil still while we brush on the mica.
FOUR: Use a fine paint brush to brush mica on the soap. Over the garbage can, blow the excess mica off of the soap and slowly peel the stencil off of the soap. The cleaning tool is great for getting the edge of the paper off of the soap.
Optional: Either keep the stenciled image as is or brush on more mica for a background color like we did in the picture above using Sparkle Gold Mica.
These soaps were made with the Sparkle Gold Mica. I don’t think I can pick a favorite. They all turned out so cute!