So I read about this paper solvy paper people use to make patterns. The idea is that it dissolves when you wash it.....and then I read you could use this to print pictures and place them in the middle of soap and THEY also will dissolve. I didn't 'get' how it wouldn't dissolve when it hits the liquid soap, but guess what, it didn't! Oh the possibilities.....here is my first attempt. I bought some paper solvy via Amazon. I purchased a bar soap mold and clear and white soap (you could also add a scent, but I'll save that for my next attempt).,
I found a bunch of vintage Christmas photos and put as many as I could on a piece of paper so I can make a ton of soaps. I just printed it from word like it was a piece of paper. No problem!
I melted 1 1/2 cube of clear soap (just enough to create a clear layer at the top of the soap. While it was still wet I took one of my but outs....
...and placed it face down. There were some bubbles I just pushed aside, there are some methods for getting rid of these, but.....I was going to put white soap on top, so it really didn't matter.
I let that dry, which only took a few minutes, and then I melted two cubes of white soap and poured it on the back of the picture/on top of the clear soap....ta da.
Basically, if you can print it on a piece of paper, you can create a soap out of it. I'm so excited about the possibilities. These little guys are making their way into some of my Christmas gift getters this year! Stay tuned, I'm obsessed!