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
Melt 3 oz of clear soap, color darkly with liquid red colorant. Pour into plastic storage container (or into the lid, like I did), to 1/8″-1/4″ thickness. Allow to harden and unmold.
Cut red soap sheet with heart cutter.
TIP: to prevent your cutter from splitting at the seam, wrap the seam in tape before using.
Melt 12 oz of clear soap and stir in a few drops of Sunshine Yellow colorant and Cherry Pop fragrance oil. Fill mold to second star, spray with alcohol to pop any bubbles, and allow to harden.
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! 😉
aww these are adorable
Yup, I remember Martha Quinn too…scary when I can barely remember my kids' birthdates. ;}
I have all your sets! I'm psyched to try this (after my crazy November though)! Thanks, Debbie!
Jr. Gone Wild, a band from Edmonton I think, in Alberta, Canada, in the late 80s had a song about Martha Quinn and the chorus went something like "Martha Quinn, Martha Quinn, how I wonder how you've been" (or "where you've been"). Anyway, couldn't help it, had to tell you about this!
Very very nice project btw!(Sadly we didn't have MTV back then so I have never seen Martha!)
milk and cookeez says
I remember Martha-she was the Best!
What a great and easy tutorial.
Thank's for the cookie cutter tip, I needed that 🙂
I love how clear you line of soap is. Now just be patient and do not hurry. And even though he wants his, I'm sure that Martha will share with Adam Curry!
These are just so cute. I need to order some soap–and the colors. I love how rich they are.