Here are the final photos of our 3-D molded soap project. More advanced techniques include layering and detailing the cut outs in the soap.
Draw up the melted soap into your dropper. If it is too cool, it will clog your dropper. If it is too warm, it will melt your dropper. I just make sure that my soap is not steaming before I pull it up into the dropper.
With your dropper tip situated comfortably in the crevice of the design, push gently down on the bulb until the soap streams out in an even manner. Slowly fill in the crevices and use the alcohol to smooth out the surface of your design.
I use the hot water to clean out the dropper in between squirts and also in case the soap starts to harden up inside the dropper before I am able to use it.
Doing multiple layers requires nothing more than patience. My tip is to use the same brand of soap base for all the layers. I always use the Bramble Berry House brand for layering. It seems to stick better in my opinion. Pour your first layer and wait thirty minutes. Melt your second layer, pour the soap and wait for thirty minutes. Continue to do this until you are satisfied with your coloring combinations. The secret to getting the soap to stick together is to use the same brand of base and pour fairly quickly in between layers.
I hope you have enjoyed your tutorial and that you feel inspired to try these fun, unique soaps on your own now! Expect the contest winners to be announced later today!