Thursday, November 13, 2008

Handmade soaps!

Here are a bunch of soaps I finished recently. They have apricot and various scented oils in them. These are the first ones I made.

I used some stickers to hold the saran wrap down. p.s. I HATE saran wrap.

After I made those, I started to experiment. So I went around the house and took some dried flowers and dried lavender stems and put them in the wax. There's also dead leaves and pine needles in some of them.

I didn't use any dyes in these but they are scented and have apricot as well. I also think it's kind of neat how the color from the plants ran.

These are the Halloween soaps that I unfortunately did not get out in time for the season, but thankfully, and really, who cares. Everyday is Halloween.

(this looks way more orange than it actually is.)

High Priestess box

I just finished this one. That is an image of a High Priestess from Robert M. Place's tarot deck, The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery. You should check out his illustrations and if you feel so inclined, order them.

This is the same kind of box as the winding vines one posted before. There is twine around the border and on the spine. I was nervous about putting the image shown on her scroll and book cover because I just could not get it to look right. And I thought that maybe if someone does buy it and wanted me to put something personal on it I could.

This is the spine. I cut each piece individually and hot glued them on. Unfortunately, that space is there because I couldn't glue over the hinges. I might work on that some more because it looks a little weird. Well, lets be honest. That looks pretty bad.

And this is the inside. I hot glued felt down and I painted the "pages" dark green. The borders and back are solid black, though.