Tutorial: Fiery Energy Bar
When I got this 3-D mold, I was so excited to try it out! The calligraphy is beautiful and since it already said “Energy” then I could use one of my favorite Bramble Berry scents named Energy, too. The fragrance is so bright and refreshing that it inspired me to use fiery colors, and what better way to show off that gorgeous lettering than to play with the melt and pour tool kit again!
1) Melt 1 ounce of clear soap and color darkly with a pinch of blue oxide dissolved in a little rubbing alcohol or fragrance oil. Using the injector tool from the tool kit, fill the lettering with blue soap. Allow to set. (Refer to Cupcake Soap Tutorial
for more detail on using the injector tool)
2) Melt 3 ounces of clear soap. Color with a pinch of yellow mica dissolved in alcohol or fragrance oil. Allow to cool to 120 degrees.
3) Spray lettering with rubbing alcohol and quickly assemble the mold, using the rubber bands, and stand upright on table. Fill mold 1/2 way with yellow soap.
4) Repeat step 2, but use red mica. The soap will turn orange, not red. Add 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil. Carefully fill mold with orange soap. Spray surface with alcohol to pop any bubbles.
5) Take your skewer and stick it down into the mold, blending the yellow and orange layers. Allow soap to set for a few hours.
6) Unmold soap. Use a knife to trim any rough edges or overfill.
This is a fun way to use bleeding colors to your advantage. The blended area will look even prettier after a little while as the orange bleeds into the yellow.
These 3-D molds are really neat to use and come in many styles. You will love how professional your soaps will look!