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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stamps in bath bombs!

Using the basic principal as before I will show you another fun tutorial! 
     Prep your mold as before. Then I'm a large mixing bowl combine 1 part citric acid and 2parts baking soda. Using a gloved hand mix together until they are well combined! Next add fragrance and color and mix it up! Try to stay away from food coloring. You don't want to turn yourself pink! Add witch hazel into your mixture until you can squeeze it and it holds its shape! Now, pack it into your mold and let it set up! Remove from mold and remove stamp and you are done!

Stamps in soap

As a fellow soap maker and card maker I was thrilled when I saw soap queen's video tutorial which showed a way to put clear stamps into soap, and then use them again!
So here is how to add texture to soap by using a clear stamp!
     So, first, I want you to draw your attention to the photo above. Yes, the background is pink but the stamps them selves are clear. You can find these at michaels for like $13 or cheaper, just make sure they are clear. If you are a stamper, you will recognize the name Stampin' Up! Their cling stamps and many others are not clear, they are just un mounted. Now, stampin up sells clear polyester stamps but just make sure that they are clear or polyester.
Once you have found your stamp(s) it's time to find a mold. You don't want a loaf mold for this because your design won't be seen from all your bars and you don't want a mold with too many designs on it. A simple geometric shape works great!
 Place your stamp design side up in your mold. you can add as many stamps as you want. Measure out how much soap base you need and cut and melt that down. Add color and fragrance. Next pour your soap into the mold. Spritz with rubbing alcohol and let it set. Once your soap is set, remove it from the mold with the stamp inside the soap. Using a pick from the pj's tool kit, a tooth pick, or just careful fingers slowly peel the stamp away from the soap! You can clean up around the edges if you want and then you are done!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Product Feature


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Hi!
this is taylor and im here to spotlight a product of mine i like to call mini red velvet cupcakes! these sell at 1 for $3.00 and two for $5.00. If you are interested in purchasing please contact me at ingridsjourney@gmail.com.

the base or "cake" is a mix of shea butter and mango butter melt and pour, and colorant that wont dye your skin red! the top or "frosting" is a whipped mango and shea butter soap with some liquid soap infused into it. Customers have written back telling me how they love using the whipped part as a face moisturizer. And finally the drizzle is the same soap and the sprinkles are a dry sugar scrub mix!
 See you soon!
Taylor