Showing posts from January, 2017

Marbled Soap with Soap Shavings!

 Marbled Soap with Soap Shavings! This soap is a combination of 2 kinds of soap, so it looks marbled and cool!  I've made some soaps before. My older son is a Den Chief with the younger Cub Scouts. They learned about whittling last month and got to carve a bar of soap. I love the thick curls of ivory soap and asked my son to save them. He brought them home, more proud of the shavings than his carving!  You will need: Stephenson Melt & Pour Crystal Soap Base Soap shavings Soap Mold Glass container and spoon  Aren't those lovely soap shavings?  Melt the soap base in a microwave container. Melt for 1 minute, then stir.  Repeat until melted completely.  Pour about 1/4 inch of soap base into the mold.  Let it set up slightly and then add some soap shaving curls.  Let it set. Then add more soap base to cover the shavings.  Let it set up. Then fill the rest of the mold with soap base. Let it set up completely.  Remove from molds and enjo

Calligraphy Valentines with a Watercolor Wash!

 Calligraphy Valentines with a Watercolor Wash! Handmade Valentines are perfection. Follow me at Doodlecraft.Calligraphy on Instagram for Calligraphy and lettering fun daily!  Especially paired with a bouquet of roses, right!?  ProFlowers sent me this bouquet of roses to use in this post. I picked this bouquet. 24 short stem Rainbow roses, but they have a bunch of beautiful arrangements for Valentine's day! They will arrive different than the picture. They come wrapped carefully in a box and you arrange them yourself. The vase they sent was too tall for the roses, so I used a mason jar. The roses are in bud form and they don't layer the same as the ProFlowers photo. It's just real life.  They are beautiful roses and a great range of colors.  I love the combination of watercolors and Calligraphy together. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen it! I put a video together showing my process. I sped up the watercolor painting and calligraphy