Sunday, September 4, 2011

I Love My New Impression Mats.....

I received a lovely parcel from a treasured online soaping friend last week.  Two fondant mats with floral impressions on them to line my slab moulds ~ thank you Monet!  I am always looking for new ways to feed my soaping obsession and these mats have been sooo much fun to soap with.
Here is the first soap I made in my slab mould using the vines impression mat. 'Honeysuckle Dreams' soap, scented with a lovely (and realistic) fragrance oil and coloured with just a titch of lemon pop mica ~
Next I had to try the daisy patterned one in a log mould.  Here is my new version of 'Heavenly Silk' soap, scented with a blend of may chang and lavender essential oils and coloured with Australian yellow clay.  The true colour is most like this first photo ~


Now I am searching online to find more pretty impression mats to soap with!  Have a wonderful day *smile*

18 comments:

Cocobong Soaps said...

Totally beautiful idea! I have never heard of or seen impression mats

Soaptician AYU said...

wow! It is beautiful! I have never used it before, but the texture sheet definitely adds a pretty touch to the soap. =)

claudia mold said...

I like this idea! Wonderful soaps!

Topcat said...

Thanks ladies! They are so easy to use.

You can find them at various places online including Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Fondant-Impression-Graceful-Design/dp/B00175PNWC and I just found this store that has them too http://www.customchocolateshop.com/409-415.html

Lyn said...

Love these very much and what a beautiful colour :0)

Topcat said...

Thanks sweetie :)

Angela said...

Wonderful idea and wonderful soaps.

innerearthsoaps said...

So pretty!

Topcat said...

Thank you lovely ladies <3

Kim said...

Those really are gorgeous!!! I expect you'll be doing a lot more with those matts!:)

Topcat said...

Thank you Kim ~ you expect right...lol ;)

Forget Me Not Soap Shop said...

I absolutely Love what the mats do for soap. They are stunning.

Topcat said...

Aren't they Kellie? I have some of the plastic ones coming soon to play with as well :)

Anne-Marie said...

What a neat idea to line the soap molds with embossing mats...brilliant! The soap looks lovely! =)

Lori said...

I love how this looks with those mats. Just had to comment..I've never seen that before. I'm thinking that would be pretty for plain unscented bars to make them more appealing. Thanks for sharing.

Topcat said...

Thanks Anne-Marie and Lori! Yes the patterns would 'lift' a plain colour/unscented soap really well :)

Angie Twitchel said...

Hi there! I am IN LOVE with the look of this soap! I ran to hobby lobby and bought the last mat they had in stock. I want to try it this week...any advice about using it? I'm planning to cut it to fit my mold on the bottom and long sides, like a long "U" with freezer paper lined ends. I'm so hoping it turns out well. Thank you for the wonderful idea. :)

Topcat said...

Hi Angie - that is exactly what I did. Then just fit inside your mould (with the impressed pattern face up!) and pour your soap. After unmoulding, wait until your soap is quite firm before gently pulling off the mat or it might warp the pattern on the soap. Have fun!