Step # 9-10 Rinse injector and any tools in your pan of simmering water, after each use while preparing next color. The tip of the injector simple needs to be dipped into your pot of simmering water — draw hot water up and squirt it back out once or twice for cleaning between each use.
Step # 11-12 Immediately before injecting the 2nd color (already melted) mist the first layer of soap in the mold with alcohol so the 2nd layer/color will adhere. Misting a layer of soap too early can result in layers that fall apart. Mist ONLY JUST BEFORE adding your next layer.
Step # 13-14 Allow layers to set until fixed in place then inspect both sides of the mold for imperfections. Use the curved edge of your clean up tool to remove any excess soap and/or mist alcohol and fill in any spots you missed.
Step # 15-16This pink stock color was close but insufficient for the job; it needed more soap and more color.Step # 17-18 Ultramarine violet was added but is so sheer Merlot Mica was added to intensify the color. Use mica’s in clear or sheer soap base so light can penetrate and show off the mica. Use a mini whisk to disperse the grains evenly, adding only about a grain of rice at a time (mica’s go a long way).
Eat Well (was Teresa R) says
This is cool! I’ve been eyeing PJ’s Tool Kit, and this is a nice tutorial for it. Definitely pushes me further in the direction of buying one. 🙂