If you love bright colors and plastic jewelry (or did when you were a kid, like me!), then this soap project is for you!A sweet little heart is floating inside the new Soapylove stacked star.It’s simple and fun, and I bet Martha Quinn* would love them!
Makes 4 stars, instructions are for the yellow style.
1 lb Naturally Clearsoap base
Non-bleeding liquid red colorant
Sunshine Yellow from the Jewelry Box Colorant Set
Cherry Pop fragrance oil from the Candy Jar Fragrance Set
Small heart polymer or fondant cutter
Small plastic storage container or lid, approximately 6″x6″ or smaller
Knife, cutting board, bottle of rubbing alcohol, Pyrex measuring cup
Cut red soap sheet with heart cutter.
TIP: to prevent your cutter from splitting at the seam, wrap the seam in tape before using.
Remelt remaining soap if a skin has formed but make sure it’s not above 120 degrees (or too hot to touch with your bare fingertip). Spray hardened yellow soap with alcohol, then pour a thin layer of soap into the mold.
Quickly spray a red heart with alcohol and put into the hot soap. Spray again with alcohol and top off mold. Repeat for remaining cavities.
Allow to harden overnight at room temperature. Pull away sides of mold to create an air pocket, then invert and push on back until soap pops out.
For pink and purple variation, I used Sparkle Dust from the Jewelry Box Colorant Setand non-bleeding purple colorant for the hearts and stars, then Fiery Fuchsia colorant with Pink Strawberry Fragrance Oil for the soap bar. You can create another layer of soap plus an embed to add more dimension to your design, too!
*Do you remember Martha Quinn? She was a “VJ” on MTV. The good ol’ days! 😉