Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Kilo of Soap

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Anonymous said...

You made a kilo of soap? Stocking up for personal use?

Btw, are you using Canon's DPP photo software? I have questions about the trimming tool which allows you to crop your photos before printing. Is there a way to make sure the cropped version is at least 4R size (i.e. 4"x6" or 6"x4"). I have problems with my cropped images as they don't fit the minimum size for 4R printing. Canon's DPP trimming tool does not show the image size in inches.

reanaclaire said...

hey, i saw these soups before.. they are beautiful... looks like candies.. :)

gina said...

Free soap! Haha! Are they moisturising? I find soap kinda dry and, for me, I am getting old, so have to use ph5.5 for sensitive skin.

Ben said...

I like the pattern of blue, yellow, gray and white... they look classic and elegant!

Bananazஇ said...

Whoa this song comes to mind immediately..
♫ A little bit of soap will wash away your lipstick on my face
But a little bit of soap will never never never ever erase. The pain in my heart and my eyes as I go through the lonely years.. haha.

Can only see blue clearly where else is yellow is like gray and white is like gray.

Lily Riani said...

my choco cheese blueberry cake is ready!!!! yum yum

HappySurfer said...

Wow! Love the motif! Do you swirl the dyes with a stick or something into a pattern so artistic? Looks like a slab of marble with a beautiful design.

Another question. How do you cut the soap in such a straight line? Also, do you cut it before or after it sets? Hope curiosity is not killing the cat.. LOL!

Delighted by your soap art, always..

Ai Shiang said...

Mei Teng,
Yes, they're for personal use. Hopefully they'll last for 3 months or so. Regarding cropping for 4R, I've never done any printing of photos so have no ideas of the minimum pixels required.

Ah! I've seen candy making before very mesmerising.

Handmade soaps are usually more moisturizing. Having said that, soap is not a "leave it on" thing so to take care of the skin, it is worth applying good lotion or body cream. Cream made from cocoa buter, shea butter, or olive oil are good for dry skin.

Ben, Bananaz,
Blue does look more striking compare to other colours in there.

Blueberry is good for you! :o)

I found a box, so I thought the bigger the slab the easier for me to swirl. I use a skewer or satay stick to do the swirling. I took a few pieces of wood and measured the exact width, nailed them together so, when I cut them, they're of equal size.

Ai Shiang said...

They can only be cut after 24 hours or after they're set. No cutting before that because it's in liquid form.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your reply. A friend helped me solve my problems but since I am using a full frame camera, I should be shooting with the aim of getting the right frame in-camera so I don't need to crop during editing. I only realized the sizing problems when I developed prints. I guess shooting and cropping later is a lazy photographer habit which I should learn to kick.

Shingo T said...

Stay away, children. =p

Horsoon said...

Lovely soap bars; looks yummy too and how I wish that can be eaten :)

HappySurfer said...

Hello Ai Shiang, thought I'd stop by to say hello. How are you? Hope all's well.

Ai Shiang said...

Hello Happysurfer, sorry for very late reply. I was out of action from 20 June. No internet access until right now. Emails also been piled up. What have I missed so far? :o)

HappySurfer said...

What have you missed so far? Plenty! Love and kisses from us all. LOL! Glad your internet service is back online.

Filip Demuinck said...

Hi, a pity you don't write anymore, you have nice pictures on your blog.

No Body said...

Ai Shiang you been making soap well. Haha... do you plan to make it as your career??