I love to get creative by making home made soaps using a melt and pour soap base, fragrance oils, natural ingredients, colourants and interesting moulds. Here are some of my favourite designs: Chocolate bar scented soap. Smells good enough to eat! Gingerbread man soap. Smells of gingerbread biscuits. Cupcake soap scented with strawberry and vanilla fragrance oils and decorated with bath salts. Christmas tree and star soaps scented with Christmas spice and frankincense and murrh fragrance oils. Orange slices soap scented with orange fragrance oil. Ornage and cranberry segment soap with cosmetic glitter. Lemon slices soap gift wrapped. What do […]
Category: Arts & Crafts
Here’s a rare thing: me attempting digital art. I did it on 01/04/10 but it’s taken me this long to put it up. It was originally a pencil sketch, but I scanned it into my computer and painted it in photoshop. I’m a leo and lions are my favourite animals, so I love drawing them. I think this one turned out quite well.
Now that the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us, you may be feeling a bit down. The summer sun has vanished, to be replaced by torrential rain and chilly winds. The trees and plants that were recently blossoming and blooming are starting to look brown, bare and shrivelled and your shorts, flipflops and bikinis have been confined to the back of the wardrobe. Oh and your stuck in work or school again too! Now it’s just downhill from here until next spring isn’t it? Not at all! Although you may have found summer fun and inspiring, there’s […]
Soap making is one of my favourite hobbies, and recently I decided to mix things up by creating some soap cupcakes for my friend’s birthday. I made them mostly using ingredients from my kitchen cupboard with a few cosmetic ingredients like melt and pour soap base, cosmetic colourants and fragrances. Some great websites for buying soap making supplies are: Just a SoapOils 4 Life Soap Basics Perfumer’s Apprentice Nature’s Garden Candles Bramble Berry Sculptures in Soap Flexible Molds Ingredients and Equipment Melt and pour soap base, grated (opaque looks best) Cosmetic colourants (yellow/brown for the base and pink or […]
This month I’ve been thinking about the ways the beach can inspire us. It can be a great place to go to clear your mind as you listen to the sound of the waves, and the beautiful scenery can give you ideas for art projects. As well as that, the beach is full of natural resources that you can use in your art. Creative Projects Inspired by the Beach Paint a picture of the beach and mix some sand in with your paint to create a realistic, grainy texture. Paint pictures onto pebbles and then glaze them with varnish […]
This is my attempt at a Greek mythology scene. It was made using photoshop filter effects in March 2010. Stock resources used: Greek Goddess 22 by Lisajen-stock White horse stock 7 by Aestevall-Stock