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:
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?