Monday, 23 April 2012

Bunnies–a tutorial with M and P

I know this is a little late. I intended to do it for Easter but ran out of time. It is still fun all the same.
I have mentioned a book called Soapylove in past posts and have made Debbie’s soaps here and here.
I have also used chocolate transfer sheets before and am having quite a lot of fun with them. They are easy to use and give you such fun soaps for a little amount of effort.
M&P Bunnies 1

You will need:
  • A mould – I used a silicone round one and a silicone square one
  • Clear Glycerine soap base – M and P. The amount is determined by how many you will make and the size of your moulds
  • Spraying alcohol
  • Fragrance oil – I used a Sweet floral – oh so nice
  • A special cutter that will give you a perfect round. Seen above – the yellow ruler thing. Contrary to popular belief I am not mental so cannot cut a perfect round with scissors! LOL) 
  • Jugs, stirrers and or spoons, transfer sheets
  • Melt your clear base in a jug in the microwave in short bursts, making sure it is not too hot
  • Prepare your transfer sheet by cutting it to fit the base of your mould
  • Place the transfer in the mould, shiny side must be facing down. i.e. you will pour the soap onto the rough side. If you run your finger over the sheet it will feel slightly rough. Debbie attached her sheet to the mould with sticky tape. I did not as it is quite difficult to tape a round mould
  • Add your fragrance oil to your melted, cooled soap
  • Pour the soap carefully onto the transfer sheet
  • Spritz the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles
  • Now you wait - approximately 30 – 40 minutes, depending on how large the soap is
  • Once the soap is hard remove it carefully from the mould 
It is quite important that you do not pour the soap when it is too hot as you can see below: we lost a bunny head.

Riverlea Soap
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