Monday, January 30, 2017

Craft It - Abstract Art Soap Bars

Do you remember a week or so ago when I shared the tutorial for these fun typography soap bars? Well, after that tutorial I was left with extra colored soap pieces, and was trying to think of a unique way to use those up, when my love for abstract art came in. I decided to cut up the left over soap into triangles, strips, and tiny bits and use them to create these awesome abstract art soap bars! Who doesn't want to wash themselves with art? Ha!

learn how easy it is to make your own abstract art soap bars with this simple craft tutorial - Colorful DIY soap tutorial and craft project - art soap - teen craft

learn how easy it is to make your own abstract art soap bars with this simple craft tutorial - Colorful DIY soap tutorial and craft project - art soap - teen craft

learn how easy it is to make your own abstract art soap bars with this simple craft tutorial - Colorful DIY soap tutorial and craft project - art soap - teen craft

learn how easy it is to make your own abstract art soap bars with this simple craft tutorial - Colorful DIY soap tutorial and craft project - art soap - teen craft

Are these not just so amazing?! 


The Supplies:

Begin by cutting up your white soap base into 1" cubes. Melt 1/2 of a cup of the soap in a microwave safe bowl by microwaving the soap in 10-15 second increments until it is just melted. Do not let it boil. Add a few drops of your soap colorant and fragrance and stir.




Pour the melted soap into one cavity of your soap mold, then repeat with the other colors you want to use in your soap. I used seafoam, turquoise, hot pink, light pink, coral, and yellow. Once you have all your colored soap melted and poured. Let it cool until hard and then remove from the mold. Use a knife to cut up the soap into long strips, little triangles, and even tiny little confetti sized bits.

Once you have all your pieces, its time to melt the clear soap just as you melted the white soap (just make sure you are using a clean bowl as you want to make sure the soap stays crystal clear). Once the soap is just melted, pour appx. 1/4" of soap into one mold cavity and immediately spritz the top with the rubbing alcohol, then layer your soap pieces into the clear soap. Be sure to press the pieces into the soap all the way to the bottom of the mold. There is no rhyme or reason to this step, just try to cover as much of the container with the soap bits to create a fun abstract pattern. P.S. It's okay if some of the soap is sticking up above the clear soap.

learn how easy it is to make your own abstract art soap bars with this simple craft tutorial - Colorful DIY soap tutorial and craft project - art soap - teen craft

Once all your pieces are in, you can repeat the process with the other molds. Then let the soap cool and harden. When the clear soap has fully hardened (about 20-30 minutes), melt more white soap. Let the white soap cool slightly in the bowl until it just starts to thicken up a bit. Then spritz the soap pieces with alcohol and pour in the white soap to the top of the mold. If you pour the soap to hot it will start to melt the colored soap, so you want to make sure it has cooled a bit before pouring.

Once the white soap is hard, you can unmold your bars and wrap them for gifting or just put by your sink and in your shower for a colorful, clean time!

learn how easy it is to make your own abstract art soap bars with this simple craft tutorial - Colorful DIY soap tutorial and craft project - art soap - teen craft

learn how easy it is to make your own abstract art soap bars with this simple craft tutorial - Colorful DIY soap tutorial and craft project - art soap - teen craft


learn how easy it is to make your own abstract art soap bars with this simple craft tutorial - Colorful DIY soap tutorial and craft project - art soap - teen craft

Have you all experimented with soap making yet? I've never tried cold process soap before, but melt and pour is so easy that I love coming up with new ways to make and mold it. You should really give it a try, because it is much easier to do than you think.

learn how easy it is to make your own abstract art soap bars with this simple craft tutorial - Colorful DIY soap tutorial and craft project - art soap - teen craft

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