Big kudos go to Christina in Customer Service for making this adorable Jelly Roll soap. Some of her layers are separating because she waited too long in between layers but the soap is still very cute and stays together well in the shower.
She used Dark Rich Chocolate for the dark brown, Carmel lip flavor in the gold and White Tea & Ginger in the white layer. Christina had fun with Cappuccino Mica (brown), Sparkle Gold (gold) and Super Pearly White (white) for her layering and wisely colored the layer that had Dark Rich Chocolate a brown color. Why was this such a good idea? Because the Dark Rich Chocolate color naturally turns brown so Christina incorporated this brown into her design.
If you missed how to make Jelly Rolls, the multiple part tutorial is located here.
Celeste, thank you so much for all of these helpful hints! I can’t wait to hear how your building project goes. =)
One of the many questions that seem to appear again and again in this Blog and in the Teach Soap Forum, is how to take professional looking photos of our products.
I was actually under the impression that the road to success was to hire a professional photographer, or at least have one in the family!
Reading a very interesting two part interview with Anne Marie and Lisa, the owner of Arcadia Aromatics on the April 15, 2008 blog (look it up in the April 2008 archive), Lisa mentions a great tutorial and how-to article on “The Storque” on Etsy, where they lead you to the following instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/Costless-Macro-Photography-Light-Box/ .
Furthering my research I found another excellent site which I extremely recommend!: http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent/ .
I’m going to build mine this week, so hopefully I’ll be posting photos of my soaps next week!
Amber uses this little light box kit I bought for her called ‘Photo Studio in a Box’ It was very inexpensive and works perfectly for taking photos of small items like soap!
Joanna Schmidt says
VEry trendy. West Elm or Pottery Barn should have these in a bowl in some bathroom photograph.
I like it a lot. Yeah, Christina!
How do you photograph these? Do you use a light box or a tag board and lighting? I am curious, because I really like the way it *pops* the items. Very nice.