I just wanted to share this embed soap that I made last month for a magazine article. I think it is adorable! It was completely accidental but I can see how you could do it on purpose to get a piano key look.
To get the look I simply created an uncolored batch of oatmeal soap and filled the loaf mold about 3/4 of the way full. I cut bars of charcoal colored soap into slices, about three per soap. Then I just simply pushed the bars down into the set up white soap. I wasn’t going for the piano effect so I didn’t make sure my slices were straight. But if I wanted to really create a piano key look, I would space them to match the below image…two on the left and three on the right.
So if you need a gift for the piano lover in your life, this would be an awesome soap to make for them!
Embeds gelled perfectly and are black as night. I’ll cut them in a few minutes, and pour the white layer (with a little TD) this afternoon. I did it on purpose, so I used the same mold for the black as I will for the finish, and poured a batch just over halfway up. This way, I can cut straight through the length of the loaf to get keys going all the way through, evenly.
My plan is to take some of the white to a pretty thick trace, pour a little in the bottom, set the embeds, then pour thin batter around them in hopes the initial pour keeps them straight.
My first attempt at an art bar… you can hear my nerves jangling from outside the house 🙂
That’s so cute, Amanda. Reminds me of the guitar fret soap that you made quite awhile back.