Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Touch of Sunset

Being Canadian means you live in one of the most wonderful countries in the world, but it also means you only get to enjoy warm weather five out of twelve months a year.  As the winter lazily drags to the end and the temperature climbs ever so slowly, I find myself craving the sunshine and the warm air.  

I like the look of gradients for soaps, in fact I've tried producing similar looks before but without much success.  I think I got it this time!  The key is liquid colorant and patience, lots of it.

These soaps have a slight hint of pink to them from buttermilk.  I started putting buttermilk in my soap when I was at the stage when everything I saw was potentially a soaping material.  As it turns out, buttermilk makes it to the list of my favorite ingredients.   Give it a try and you'll know why!