Have you seen the new Soapylove molds? I’m so excited about them! There’s an adorable Rainbow and this one is the I Heart Soap.
Here’s a neat way to show off the mold’s raised details without much fussiness. In fact, the print makes the heart seem extra 3-D which is neat! It’s really simple. Here’s how it’s done…
Supplies (makes 2 bars of the flowery print design):
2 ounces Naturally Clear soap base
6 ounces Bright White soap base
Candy Jar fragrance oil set
I Heart Soap mold
Water Soluble Paper
Non-Bleeding Red liquid colorant
Have a cute design printed on the water soluble paper using a laser printer. I bought some pretty printable scrapbooking paper designs from Tracy Ann Digital Art on Etsy. Make a template by tracing the heart from the mold onto a scrap paper then cut out. Trace this onto your printed paper and cut.
Melt the clear soap base then fill just the heart area. Place your design face down into the clear soap and allow to harden.
Meanwhile, add a few drops of red colorant to the remaining soap base. Make sure the soap is nice and hot (130ish), spray the heart area with alcohol, and pour a thin layer into the mold so all the details are filled and you have a very thin layer otherwise. Allow to harden.
Melt the white soap base, add fragrance of your choice (1/2 – 1 teaspoon), and let cool to 120 degrees. Spray the red soap with alcohol and fill mold with white soap, making the stream of soap hit the back of the heart (this will hide any thin areas that might happen if you poured on a different spot). Allow to harden and unmold!
To make the pearly version, I just used pearly mica instead of red colorant and colored the white soap with a bit of the red colorant to make a pretty pink.
Erin Pikor says
Another great project! These are super cute – I have to get me some of that water soluble paper!
Let us know how it goes when you try it. I think you’re going to be hooked.
Great question. The ‘old’ WSP was ink jet only but we’ve gotten it reformulated so it can go in laser printers as well. I’m just trying to figure out how to update the SoapQueen.TV video on it now … =)
Totally agree – easy personalization too.
Debbie had an inspired idea when she thought of this one!
Denette Buhler says
Oh my goodenss, these molds are soooooo CUTE! I have yet to try M&P soap, but I think this just pushed me over the edge to give it a try! Super cuteness!!
But I did order the mold. It is soooo cute ! And this Idea is great! I can’t wait to try it.
Juli Miller77 says
I thought you weren’t supposed to use a laser printer using water soluble paper?
Terri Olson says
Such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!!
These are so neat!! The water soluble paper really expands what you can do with M&P.
Fantastic, as usual, thank´s for this tutorial. I love this molds.