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Melt & Mold Soap Craftingby C. Kaila Westerman
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Create dazzling soaps in the microwave!
Want to make colorful, whimsical, eye-catching soaps in your own kitchen? Then let master crafter Kaila Westerman show you how to custom-design your own works of soap art using inexpensive soap base, readily available colorants and fragrances, a few basic kitchen tools, and a little imagination. When you make melt-and-mold soap, you-ll never have to worry about coming into contact with any hazardous chemicals, such as lye it-s as simple as 1-2-3!
1. Melt a glycerin bar in the microwave.
2. Add scent & color and pour into a mold.
3. Wait until firm. Pop out & enjoy!
This book includes over 30 soap crafting projects, such as Sunrise Soap, Victorian Bridesmaid Cake, Stress-Relief Bar, Rainbow Loaf Soap, Incredible Embeddables, Jelly Roll, Fruit Stand Bars, Soap Marbles, and Tropical Indulgence.
The revolutionary melt-and-mold method of soapmaking is taking the craft world by storm. Westerman shows readers how to use a meltable glycerin base to make stunning specialty soaps in minutes. The step-by-step instructions for 30 different techniques are accompanied by color photos.
Soapmaking has never been this easy! The revolutionary melt-and-mold method is taking the craft world by storm. Beginning with a meltable glycerin base, you can create stunning transparent specialty soaps in minutes, with no lye and no waiting. It's as easy as melt, pour, mold, and decorate!
Melt-and-mold master C. Kaila Westerman shares her recipes for fabulous fun creations, such as Stained Glass Soap, Cat's Eyes, Flower Images, Sunrise Soap, Layer Cake Soap, Quilters Soap, Gemstones, and many more. The variations are limited only by your imagination. Color, fragrance, and other additives offer creative possibilities for manipulating light, form, and color; this book includes stunning color photos and simple step-by-step instructions for 30 different techniques. It's fun, fast, and easy!
About the Author
C. Kaila Westerman is president of TKB Trading, LLC, a leading supplier of melt-and-mold craft materials. She has written numerous articles on soap crafting and is a member of the Handcraft Soap Makers' Guild. She lives in Oakland, California.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Melt-and-Mold (1)
Chapter 2: Six Easy Steps (7)
Chapter 3: Using Color (21)
Chapter 4: Controlling Light (47)
Chapter 5: Mastering Fragrances (71)
Chapter 6: Creating Form (89)
Chapter 7: Considering Function (115)
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