Friday, May 27, 2011

Ducks in a Row

If you have kids that need a little encouragement when it comes to washing, this bar might just do the trick. What's not to love? Those ducks are too cute.

Here's what you need:

Clear melt-and-pour soap base
Rubber ducks
Cellini Blue Mica
Opalescent Green Mica
Vintage Gray Mica
12 Bar Silicone Mold (love this!!)
Glitter is optional
Rubbing alcohol
Fragrance of your choice. I used Fresh Bamboo.

To begin, melt about a cup of clear base and color with cellini blue mica. Pour a thin layer of soap in five or six squares. Melt a quarter of a cup of base and color with vintage gray. Pour a thin layer in two or three other squares. Slice these into strips when hardened.

Melt about 2 cups of clear base, add scent and teensy tiny pinch of opalescent green mica to add shimmer to the "watery" look. Pour a thin layer in six squares. Spray rubbing alcohol on both the layer and the cut soap strips and start throwing in those cut strips in with the clear/green soap. It doesn't have to be perfect, and I like have random pieces sticking out the top. The dark adds some depth and contrast, but most of the strips are blue. Keep filling with the clear/green soap until you've filled the cavity about 1/2 an inch from the top.

Now you can add the ducky! Spray its backside with rubbing alcohol so it will stick well to the wet soap. You might have to hold it in place as the soap cools and hardens, keeping ducky in place. Pour a touch more clear/green soap on the surface to really glue the duck in. Let harden, and that's it!

1 comment:

  1. очень красиво... я тоже делала похожее... детишкам нравится!