Last night I decided to try and combine my love of detailed soaps, with my new found addiction of CP soap making. Result? Disaster! And one very messy kitchen… made worse by having to run off to bed early with a sick little boy
My original goal was to have a play with a frog on a lily pad mold I have. I had attempted it a couple of times with my MP soap and not only ended up frustrated due to the soap setting so quickly in my bowl (and having to reheat every 30 seconds), but also because it was too runny and not staying where I wanted it to. Knowing that CP soap can be made a little thicker, I thought I would give that a go.
Starting off, I was VERY pleased. The CP soap didn’t set in my injector tool like the MP did and it stayed where it was meant to in the mold. That was doing the eyes. A 30 second task. After the kids went to bed, I started on the larger task of colouring the frogs suckers and finishing off the mold.
That… didn’t go according to plan. Here is what the mold is meant to look like:
Cute right? Well, here is what my attempt looked like… *hangs head*
That’s one-eyed Frank. The only frog that can even see. Of the four frogs the mold produces, three of the frogs were left without corneas, and Frank here only came out with one.
It all went wrong while I was doing the yellow suckers. While they were working perfectly, the rest of my mixture went hard in the pot and in a panic, I tried to remix it which resulted in something along the lines of lumpy mashed potato. Not wanting to waste perfectly usable soap, I slopped it all into the remaining molds, plus some other’s I had lying out and tried to make the best of it.
Smell – Fantastic!
Soap will be usable? Sure…
Looks? Eeerm… well, yeah.
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