White Melt and Pour
Champagne Fragrance Oil
Light Gold Mica
Heavy Metal Gold
Craft KnifeSoap Paint
2 parts Liquid Soap
1 part Clear Melt & Pour Base
1 part Rubbing Alcohol
1 part Light Gold Mica
ONE: Melt 5 ounces of white soap base in the microwave (in 30 second intervals) and pour the soap into the brownie pan mold. Spritz with rubbing alcohol to eliminate bubbles. Let cool for 15 minutes.
TWO: Once the soap has cooled, release it from the soap mold and place it on a cutting board. Use your craft knife to cut out the numbers 2010. You can either trace them using this technique or cut them by hand. I printed out 2010 from a Word document and traced the numbers. Set the numbers aside to use later. Hint: Bigger, more bold, sans serif fonts are easiest to trace. Oh, and no coffee before cutting. The shaking won’t add to the smooth look of the numbers.
Variation: Want to shave some time off of this project? Try using cookie cutters to cut out the numbers or our Alphabet Mold to easily create your soapy numbers.
THREE: Melt 4 ounces of clear soap base in the microwave (in 30 second intervals). Mix in 1 ml of Champagne Fragrance Oil and 2 heaping pigment scoops of Heavy Metal Gold Mica. Mix well.
FOUR: Pour thin thin 1/8 inch layer into one rectangle cavity and spray with rubbing alcohol. Let the thin layer cool in the mold which should only take about 5 minutes. While this layer is cooling, frequently stir the remaining soap so it doesn’t form a skin; we’ll be using it soon.
SIX: For a finishing touch, paint 2009 on the top of the soap to be washed away. After a couple of uses, 2010 will appear into soap giving you a “clean” start into 2010.
Soap Paint: In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 parts liquid soap, 1 part clear melt and pour soap, 1 part rubbing alcohol, 1 part Light Gold Mica. Heat in the microwave for 15 second, mix well and start painting. Check out our Soap Paint tutorial HERE.
I am new to this blog and it is great. You have such great ideas. Very cute soap idea!
Wow, what a great idea!
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The Heavy Metal Gold definitely has a more patina-ed sheen that the Gold Sparkle. It's more of a weathered gold than the shiny shiny gold of Gold Sparkle.
If you're looking for a traditional gold, I'd stick with Gold Sparkle. =))
Looks fun, but why does the gold mica look olive green?
another great idea- too cute!
This is a really adorable idea!
Another super fun and cute project (that I think I'll start in September for next New Year because I am soooo behind right now…LOL!).
great post..thanks for sharing tips and idea..i learn more from it.we will come back often.
Emotions Bath and Body Products says
This is a great idea. You have the best ideas. Love this!
Amy W says
Great idea! I love it! Wish I was a M&P soaper…
Rose Carbajal says
that's a cute little buddy – my eye kept going back to him
What a fun idea!
Love the project, but the penguin is TOPS!