Java Beans Labcolor
Pearly White Mica
Fuscia Labcolor or True Tone
Sunflower Milky Way Mold
Step one: Melt a small amount of your clear M&P soap base in a small heat safe container. I usually use a small glass Pyrex or coffee mug. For this project, you’ll only need about 16 oz. of soap base to make 4 stunningly beautiful sunflowers. Divide the soap into about 4-5 different sections for different colors and layers. It never hurts to have a little extra.
Hint: You can use a white base if you want a soft and pastel colored flower. I wanted my sunflower to be bright and vibrant so I chose a clear base.
Step Two: Color your melted soap base with the Sunflower Labcolor and pour into the petals part of your mold. Don’t forget to spritz each layer with alcohol to eliminate bubbles and to make sure your layers stick together.
Hint: I do another spritz after each layer has hardened and right before I pour the second layer. This will help the layers stick together.
Step Three: Melt a little more clear soap base (if you haven’t already) and color with the Cappuccino Mica for the center of the flower. For the darker shade in the center, I used the Java Bean Mica.
Hint: For that extra special attention to detail, pour a thin layer of clear soap colored with our Fuscia True Tone over the yellow petals and the the brown center. This will show through a little bit and give it that shaded and realistic look. Don’t forget to spritz between layers.
Final Step: Almost done; you can use any color here for the final layer. I think it would look great finished off with the same Sunflower Labcolor. I just chose our simple Cappuccino Mica and it turned out realistic, sunny and perfect for summer (eyes downcast modestly, of course).
Pajama Mama says
What cute soaps!!!
Wish I could send you some of our sun and 100+ degree heat!!!
The sunflowers are quite lovely. Reminds me of my younger daughter’s favorite book when she was little, “Amy Loves The Sun”. The girl had sunflowers planted in a circle to create a special hiding place. One year we grew sunflowers in a circle just for her. Both of the girls would play inside the sunflower circle for hours. Gosh, I didn’t mean to get sappy…the girl will be a Senior next year.
Carrie ~ Gigi says
Eat Well (was Teresa R) says
So pretty! I just love sunflowers.
Thanks for the tip about using a coffee mug for melting a small amount of soap! I didn’t think of that when I needed to do an accent color of that Chinese character soap I made. Duh.
Too cute Anne Marie!
Those would also be perfect for fall!
They are just so darling!
Wishing you a sudsy day! Ü