Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Get your geek on!

My hubby bought me some new moulds for the holiday season, or maybe he thought I needed to do something different this year, I'm not sure.

With the anticipation of the new Star Wars movie coming, he bought me some Star Wars moulds. I had warned him that many of my fellow soapers had bought moulds from China and didn't realize that the moulds were measured in metric rather than imperial measurements and were quite shocked when they came in. So, he bought Japanese made moulds which gave measurements in inches and came with great reviews.

We were a little surprised when they showed up, even thought we knew what size they were supposed to be. Here's how they turned out for me.

Storm Trooper.
I made these both white and grey. I tried to fill in the details for the eyes and mouth, but they were too shallow.
This next one was rather cool.

Millenium Falcon

I tried to add detail by making some parts darker grey, but with little success.

There's something about 3-D moulds that are challenging, but when they're done, they really feel worthwhile.

Death Star

And finally, my coup de grâce:

One large R2D2. 
This guy weighs in at almost 2 lbs (small for a baby; very, very large for a soap!).

Package said it was an ice cube mould. I'd like to see the glass that could fit this ice cube.

Like a baby, he was a pain in the ass, but well worth the effort. Oh sorry, did I use my outside voice again?

I poured the body and used a jar lid to try and keep most of the soap out of the head area so I could try and make the head more metallic looking. Of course, it leaked into the body area, which meant a fair bit of clean up had to take place. The darker areas are actually coloured with antique blue mica, not that you can really tell in my photos. (this is why I'm not quitting my day job to be a photographer).

Have you bought your tickets to go see the new Star Wars movie? More importantly, are you going to be going in costume to go see the movie?

Monday, 7 December 2015

Craft fair 2015

There's a proliferation of Christmas fairs it seems, but I only signed up for two. The first one, Love It, Craft It, was put on by artisans Lisa Tran of Blushface Paper Goods and Josephine Gunawan of Oh So Josephine. They kept it small and intimate and was only opened to crafters.

The second one was the Christmas Market at Gray Elementary School. There was a mix of crafters and sales, and lots of kids getting excited about the upcoming season.

Thank you as always to my friend for helping me out. I couldn't do it without her.

It wasn't that dark in the gym, rather I have really bright lights.

Are you ready for the season yet?