I made some cute Daisy (or as we call it on the Bramble Berry web site: “Button Flower“) soaps this week (all in the name of more color and fragrance testing) but really, I just can’t get over how adorable the mold is. It must be the overcast weather in Bellingham that makes me gravitate towards this happy mold. Hopefully summer will be here both in name and weather patterns soon.
The Daisy on the left is my favorite. Because the color is a bleeding colorant, it won’t stay beautifully mottled. Within two to three weeks, the entire white bar should be more of a muted pink without the unique look the bar is sporting now.
If you want to recreate any of these bars, you’ll need the Button Flower mold, clear melt and pour, white melt and pour, fragrance of your choice (might I suggest Midnight Pomegranite or Energy?), and Merlot Mica, Non-Bleeding Red, Red Labcolor and Sparkle Gold Mica.
The bars on the right and middle are simple multi pour soaps. Simple Instructions: Melt, color and fragrance the soap in different containers. Pour the soaps at the same time. They will naturally swirl and mingle in a surprising fashion. I painted gold on the rims of the soap molds before pouring. That’s where the sheen comes from.
The white soap on the left is actually just a white overpour with chunked up pieces of red soap cut up very small to give a different embedding look. All three bars are simple to make and use basic melt and pour techniques yet they look so varied and different. Melt and Pour truly is a consumable and usable art form.