You will need
- - soap base or baby soap, grated – 200 g;
- food gelatin – 1 tbsp;
- - water 8-9 tbsp;
- - food colorings, flavorings, essential oils;
- - knife for cleaning of vegetables;
- - a knife with a smooth blade or stack for modeling.
Prepare soap for sculpting. To do this, pour the gelatin with cold water and leave to swell for 30-40 minutes. Melt in a water bath or in a microwave oven (fractional intervals of 10-15 seconds) the soap base or baby soap, grated. Then add in the received weight add colors and flavors of your choice and pour in the gelatin. Mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture into molds and allow hardening (can be placed in the refrigerator for 15 minutes). For this purpose, suitable only flexible materials (plastic or silicone), as metal and ceramic containers are almost impossible to get frozen soap without damaging it.
Try to sculpt roses from still warm and not fully solidified soap billets of cylindrical shape. With a knife for cleaning of vegetables cut thin semicircular slices. Turn them in small roll: the first tight, the second around him a little freer and so on. You'll have a rose that will remain to decorate carved out of soap leaves. For this made from billet green roll out small piece, cut elongated pointed leaf and apply on it with a knife blade or stack streaks. Attach the leaves to the base of the Bud. If the soap is hardened and is not attached, into the junction of the melted base.
Make other colors of soap blanks: poppies, daisies, carnations. To create a soap poppies cut as described above the petals, fluff them with your fingers, making it more large and flat. Connect a few of the petals in the form of widely expanded flower. In the centre, add the small soap flakes in a contrasting color and poppies are ready. Chamomile to create even simpler – just cut the outlines of the petals from flat blanks.
Train yourself to cut flowers from a single piece of soap. Use a dry and solid billet spherical or close to it form. A sharp knife with a thin blade start to cut out the petals from the core of the flower, gradually removing the layers below. The thinner removable layer, the more delicate and weightless get a petal.