Friday, February 15, 2013

Yuzu Soap with Grapefruit Embeds


Sometimes when I am make soap, I get a nagging feeling it’s not quite done yet….and I have to leave it and think on it for a few days, and walk past it a few times before it finally hits me what is missing. Case in point, these grapefruit embeds:



There is nothing wrong with them as they are, but by now you have probably figured out that I am a very detail-oriented person, and these just weren’t realistic enough (why yes, I do drive myself crazy sometimes!) Also, I was concerned that they would get lost in the detailed swirl I was planning on embedding them into. I wasn’t sure how to fix them, so I left them for a few days until it dawned on me that I might be able to fill in the little wedges with grapefruit-colored soap to make them more realistic. You can see there is a little edge that runs all around the outside of the wedges, so I was hoping it would hold the soap in. I used my Brambleberry pipette for this detail job, and it was super quick and easy to fill in the wedges, but I think it makes a big difference:


 Much better!


Now the pieces were ready to embed into some swirled Yuzu soap:


They stand out much better with the detail now, don’t you think?



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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful soap Cee! Love the grapefruit embeds....such a wonderful idea to fill them in!

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  2. Looks great! I love the detailed coloring, it really add some pop to the fruit.

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  3. While I like the grapefruit embeds, I am loving that swirl in the soap! Truly beautiful. :)

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  4. Mmmm, love Yuzu! Beautiful soaps, Cee...and yes, the grapefruit embeds stand out much better with the filled in wedges. Your soaps always make me smile! :)

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  5. Cee - those are really amazing colors and a really beautiful swirl. Love checking out what inspired ideas you have!

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  6. That is so true, the embeds would have "disappeared" in the swirls and now they look like real pink grapefruit (one of my favorite fruits).

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  7. Beautiful, Cee! The soap looks so much better with embeds!
    Love Yuzu swirl too!
    Wish you a lovely weekend, Cee!

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  8. Hi Cee! Yes, the embeds looked first more like little wheels ;)
    Now they are perfect little pink grapefruit slices. Your soap looks soooo fresh and mouth-watering juicy!!!
    Wonderful summer soap!

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  9. Great colours composition and your idea to fill the wedges,the red stands out for a special alluring effect!Yummy soap,dear!

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  10. Thank you everyone for the comments, much appreciated!!!

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  11. Oh Cee Gee this soap looks beautiful. Your idea is absolutely great.
    LG Doreen

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  12. You made rally nice embeds and this soap turned out simply adorable!

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  13. The swirls in the Yuzu soap are gorgeous, Cee Gee! And I love the grapefruit embeds - they do pop more with the wedges filled in. Did you use M&P soap to fill the embeds? They look great. Bravo!

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  14. OMG, these look absolutely fabulous! I love how they just make your soap pop right out and draw the eye in. Thanks for sharing. =)

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  15. I love this look and it must smell fabulous! You were so right to fill in the wedges, it contrasts beautifully against the gorgeous swirls. What a wonderful creation.

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  16. Thanks so much everyone! Jenny, yes, the entire embed is M&P :)

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