Since getting my stamp last month, I still haven’t mastered the precise way of stamping soaps – sometimes I hammer too hard, or too lightly, or lopsidedly. But one thing for sure is that I love stamping soaps and the resulting look. To celebrate my first soap anniversary this April 3, I thought I’d share the joy by giving away an acrylic stamp with your own logo or design. All soap makers from anywhere in the world are welcome to join!
All you need to do is share your favorite soaping tip or trick in the comments section, or on Facebook (would be awesome, too, if you “like” SoapJam 🙂 ). If you have already written a post or tutorial about it, a link would be highly appreciated. If you share a soaping tip or trick here, and another one on Facebook, it will count as 2 entries. The idea is to provide a resource for soap makers – a kind of pay-it-forward.
Cut-off will be on April 2, 9 PM Philippine time, and the winner will be announced the following day. I will need a pdf file of your logo or artwork to have your custom stamp made. If you are not yet ready with your logo, we can wait. The stamp I will be sending is going to be the acrylic portion only, without a handle. It works fine without a handle, but if you wish, you can buy a generic wooden handle and glue it to the stamp.
Here is one of my latest soap creations with a thicker stamp. It’s a soothing fragrance combination of lavender, honey, and almond. I mixed ultramarine blue and african violet pigment to get the lavender colour. The original mixture came out greyish, so I had to hastily mix more ultramarine blue with oil to add to the soap batter. The swirls of this batch reminds me of an earlier soap I made called Lavender Mist. But of course I like this better because of the stamp. 😉
For my own contribution, here’s a link to a tutorial I made on Lye Masterbatching.
Thank you for reading and for your participation! Wishing you a happy and bubbly week! 🙂