shamrock gold silicone moldsSt. Patrick's Day Melt and Pour Soap Project

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate than with some green and gold.  These 2 were my favorite color combinations in the '90's.  I couldn't get enough of the green and gold.

Today, I had actually 2 projects set out for you, but my first experiment didn't pan out as I expected.  I poured my shamrock out in a beautiful green and my gold nuggets came out beautiful with a mix of yellow and pearl mica.  I was so pleased.

Next came pouring my clear and placing my shamrocks and gold in there predestined spots. Woot!  Everything was going as planned then I took it out of the clamshell.  It didn't look any where near what I thought it would.

Have you ever had that happen?

Instead of scrapping the project completely, I decided to revamp it and even had my 6 year old help me out.

Here is a picture of a portion of the soap before I completely butchered it.

before I had this perfect picture of how it would turn out in my head and it just didn't work out.  Soaping is like laying out a landscape.  You have to know what you're working with and you have to know the effect each piece of the puzzle will have on the outcome.

In the end I came up with a simple solution to salvage it.

Materials I used:

Directions:

  • I already had the shamrock made with the green mica and the gold with the yellow and pearly mica.
  • You take your botched soap and peeler and start peeling  your soap into slices and bend them into circles.  You start slicing pieces of the gold and the shamrock in your layers.
  • Oren helping peel
  • This is what mine look like.  Yours may look different.

shamrock gold soap

  • Now I took mine glycerin with pearly mica and poured it into the clamshell and I took these slices and placed them into the the melted glycerin
  • 035Then I put the clamshell into the freezer and popped it out.

St. Patricks day melt and pour soapI really liked how it turned out.  It was so much fun to get my little boy involved.

This is a great project for you and your kids. Let me know what you think.  I would love some feedback.

With Love,

DawnAurora

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