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Showing posts from April, 2017

Polka dots surprise soap and TANGER swirl

I've unconventionally used two techniques for the swirl in the inside of the bar: tilted tiger stripeswirl and + hanger swirl or, as I call it, TANGER SWIRL

Teardrop rosemary and lavender soap

The teardrop technique allows you to create a sort of multi-stratified drop inside your soap bar.
Like the one below (please be fair folks! That's my first teardrop soap ever)
Chevron swirl on top! 💖

Looks complicated, uhm? At the end of this post I've shared a video from Kapia Mera Soap Company showing how to properly do it.

I initially thought to use the same recipe as for the Fire Vibe Soap (high olive oil content, slow moving trace). I've then considered that this design is even more complicated and that I am not fast and experienced enough to leave things to chance... 
I therefore formulated a recipe with a Saturated:Unsaturated fat ratio of 28:72...this trace is moving soooooo slowly that you have the feeling you can work with it forever 🤣🤣
Recipe (super slow moving trace):
Olive oil (pomace) 39.25% Canola oil 31.25%
Coconut oil 12.50% Palm oil (organic) 17%
Note that the palm oil I buy from The Soap Kitchen carries Organic Certification and comes from Columbia. It is not pro…

How to create card backgrounds with sentiment stamps

This is a post to show you how to use sentiment stamps in an unconventional way.

I am sure you all know what sentiment stamps are, but, just in case, let me remind you that they are that little sentences you can add onto cards to wish HappyBirthday, to congratulate someone, to encourage or simply to say I love you to the card's recipient.
Well, after some months/years of crafting you start accumulating sentiments from different stamp sets and with different fonts and size... a cool way to use several sentiments at the same time is to combine them tocreate a nice background.

I stamped the sentiments using dyeinks, rather than pigments because they dry very fast.

Wild Rose, Celery Stick, and Doe dye ink cubes are from Lawn Fawn while Lavender Fields is from MyFavorite Things.

I picked sentiments and tiny shapes (butterflies, flowers, candies, etc) from different stamp sets and arranged them on the acrylic block (see picture below for an example).

I repeatedlystamped the sentiments onto wh…