Fortunately, I didn't use the large loaf mould she gave me since the soaps didn't turn out quite as I was hoping, but it did allow me to play with some of my new acquisitions and try some new ideas.
The middle layer, looks like I forgot something inside. In fact, it's sugar hearts, from King Arthur Flour, one of the things from my sister's pantry.
|Don't they look yummy?|
but it didn't work out that way. This tool, at least the flat side, is great for smoothing off the tops though. Still have to see what the other side can do.
This other pottery tool though,
did a fabulous job in channeling out the soap. If only I had a steadier hand, it would've been great. The other bonus? It provided me with strips of soap to use in another project.
So, how did it turn out? Like this.
It's hard to make out the little hearts, but I think they'll come through when the soap is being used. Scented with strawberry smoothie FO (yes, I'm that original, not!) it is not the best soap I've made, but at least it was a springboard for new ideas and something to improve upon.
Have a great week everyone!