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blurry soap

Hi all!
I posted about making soap recently and ya'll told me that my lovely layer creations were gonna bleed into a potentially blurry color poop. Well I can live with the news but it got me thinking... If I use some translucent with opaque soaps what happens with them? Like if I make a leaf soap in opaque and submerge it in a translucent bar and have stoopidly used my bleeder dyes again will the colors in the opaque soap blur with the translucent soap? Or will the colors just bleed to the surrounding soap and make it hazy?

Just wondering. Any help would be grrreat! I'm a big soapy dummy.
Thanks,
Sammy

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mizztif
Nov. 18th, 2002 04:37 am (UTC)
it *might* bleed, and it might not.

the worst case scenario is that you will get a green (or whatever color you use) blurr around the imbeded item.

but...it might not happen?
unluckymonkey
Nov. 18th, 2002 07:25 am (UTC)
oh ok
well I can always try and just see now can't I?

I am still waiting for my current soaps to bleed. I'm pretty sure they will though. I didn't think I bought anything special for dyes. I'd look but the supplies are all elsewhere.

More to come.
maybe a halo of color will look groovie... but really it's more important to be able to control my results so I should be a good girl and do my research.

thanks!
Sam
(Anonymous)
Nov. 18th, 2002 01:14 pm (UTC)
I wanna be a soap pirate too
Just how easy is this soap-making process of yours? Have you already explained how to do it? If not, would you be so kind??? I would really like to make some cute soaps for gifts this year, but am totally without a clue as to how to begin. Is it way expensive to get started?
unluckymonkey
Nov. 18th, 2002 01:54 pm (UTC)
Re: I wanna be a soap pirate too
It's easy cheesy. All you have to do is buy 1)scent 2)dye 3)a mold 4)glycerin. You can melt the glycerin in the microwave as long as you check it and stirr it occasionally. It melts REALLY quickly. Then add the dye, stir it in, last add your scent and pour into your mold(I read you can spray it with Pam to help with release and it werked like a charm for me).

Now there is a LOT of subtlety to the process and some finess involved in making supah-spectacular soaps (of which I currently know nothing...)BUT for getting started yes it's REALLY easy. And I made 4 bars for around $14. It sounds like a lot but the next time you make it you only need to buy more glycerin which would run me (if I bought a small ammt again and not in bulk)$6 for 4 bars. But these aren't petite bars and it's more eggspensive to buy a small ammt of glycerin than buy it in bulk.

I recommend researching it on the web first just to get a real description. I fond everything I needed in
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It's easy cheesy. All you have to do is buy 1)scent 2)dye 3)a mold 4)glycerin. You can melt the glycerin in the microwave as long as you check it and stirr it occasionally. It melts REALLY quickly. Then add the dye, stir it in, last add your scent and pour into your mold(I read you can spray it with Pam to help with release and it werked like a charm for me).

Now there is a LOT of subtlety to the process and some finess involved in making supah-spectacular soaps (of which I currently know nothing...)BUT for getting started yes it's REALLY easy. And I made 4 bars for around $14. It sounds like a lot but the next time you make it you only need to buy more glycerin which would run me (if I bought a small ammt again and not in bulk)$6 for 4 bars. But these aren't petite bars and it's more eggspensive to buy a small ammt of glycerin than buy it in bulk.

I recommend researching it on the web first just to get a real description. I fond everything I needed in <lj-community ="craftgrrl">.

Good luck!
Sam I Am

Oh and may I ask your name?
(Anonymous)
Nov. 19th, 2002 05:37 am (UTC)
I am Peg
Thanks muchly for all the info -- I do believe I'll be going to AC Moore later this week and fetching some soapy supplies. I'm anonymous here because I don't have an LJ -- I know I should just get one but right now I'm at diaryland as luvlyrita, and I'm just starting to learn about setting my journal up all custom-like. It's a slow process because I'm html impaired.

Have you done anything with your soaps like I've seen some others do, like cutesy pictures and things? How do they do that?

- Skwairpeg

unluckymonkey
Nov. 19th, 2002 04:03 pm (UTC)
Re: I am Peg
Nope. Nothing too neat yet. That was the first and only batch of soap I've ever made. After that I've been sweating getting my guy's art and interactive for his CD relase done. We've been going for 8 hours today and that many a day for weeks. AND THERE's MORE!!!

But I've purchased a sketchbook and I've been getting a lot of ideas about neat sopa molds etc down so one of these days....

Well keep me posted I'd love to see what you make!
Sam
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