Checkered Soapsicles - by Soapylove!

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Soapylove's Checkered Soapsicles


We'll soon be stocking Debbie's fabulous new Melt & Pour Soapmaking Book - Soapylove - so here is a taster of one of her most advanced techniques - but it's not in the book. If your level of MP Expertise is "Advanced" - have fun with this! So if you enjoy a soapy challenge, go for it!!

You'll find Debbie's Soapylove Blog Here.


Instructions:

Make a batch of white soap and black soap. Make the black soap really dark because if it's not dark enough it looks grey instead.

Now measure carefully 2 tablespoons of white soap and pour it into a mould, being super careful that none of it touches the sides of the mould. Let it set, then alternate stripes of black and white. Measuring accurately is critical!

Here's the thing: you're going to make 2 moulds that start with white, and 2 molds that start with black.

Hopefully you've made soapsicles before so you know how to insert the stick and unmold them.

Once they're unmoulded, you have to do some soap magic.

1. Cut each soapsicle lengthwise into thirds.
2. Now take 2 sections that are the opposite pattern of 1 centre section.
3. Melt some clear soap base.
4. Spray each cut end with alcohol, paint on some clear soap, and glue on the side sections.

Voila! Checkered soapsicles!

The things that are really tough about these are:

 

  • Not getting any drips on the sides of your mould.
  • Making sure every layer is the exact same thickness or else your checkers won't match up
  • Making sure you cut each soapsicle at the exact same place or else they won't look right when they're glued together
  • Plus they're really just decorative.

I'm sure other colour combos would be awesome and not as obvious if there were drips, such as white and pink or white and lime green. Just make sure all colours are non-bleeding!)

Have a great day,

Debbie, Soapylove