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June 16, 2012, 3:03 pm Yahoo!7
A little pampering goes a long way! These colourful soaps are one our most requested craft projects and perfect to give as gifts.
To embed objects in clear soap, melt a batch of clear glycerin. Line up objects, such as fabric rosebuds, in a loaf pan, with spaces in between so you can slice the soap. Pour glycerin over the top. If objects float, push them back in.
To make multicoloured soap:
Step 1: Melt glycerin and add the colour. Pour into a plastic loaf pan to a depth of about 10mm. Allow to set for about four hours. Turn out and slice horizontally into 10mm-wide strips. Repeat process, using a variety of colours, until you have the desired quantity of soap strips. Layer the soap strips in a plastic loaf pan.
Step 2: It's difficult to determine exactly how much clear glycerin you'll need to cover the coloured strips. Err on the side of caution by melting more than you think you'll need. If you underestimate the amount and have to pour a second layer of clear glycerin, the two layers won't adhere. If you melt too much glycerin, simply leave the excess to set and use it later. After melting the clear glycerin on a low heat, carefully pour it over the coloured strips until they're just covered. Set aside for about 24 hours. Turn out and slice cleanly with a sharp knife.
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