The first time that I cut into a soap that I had planned out ahead of time… I mean really visualized how I wanted it to look – I jumped around my
soap lab kitchen with excitement when I saw how great it turned out. For at least a good five minutes…. I forced my husband to come stare at it and I just kept jumping around taking pictures of it.
I was like Tom Hanks in Castaway when he created his fire and jumped around it yelling “Look what I have created!!”. Actually, those were the exact words I was
yelling at my husband saying too. Yeah… that was totally me. LOL
Fast forward to about a year ago, I started following Chiara Ghiretti of Eklektika Soap on Instagram. Not only does she post pictures of her beautiful soaps, but she posts amazing drawings of what she wants her soap to look like before she makes them. Here are a few of her recent drawings with her finished soap next to them.
Aren’t they amazing!? You can see she writes the date on them and whether or not shes happy with the result. I think it’s so cute!
It’s interesting to see how her finished soaps sometimes differ from what she had planned in the drawing, and sometimes they turn out perfectly.
That’s how it goes with soapmaking, sometimes you can plan and plan…. and plan, but little things such as the brand of Olive Oil or the temperature you soap at can alter the final the product.
Still, it can be so satisfying to see a design plan come to life when you cut into a freshly made soap. Cue the fire dance.
Chiara’s creative drawings have inspired me to create this Soap Design Planner to help organize my creative ideas and soap inspiration into a visual plan. I need a little more encouragement to plan something, in the form of a ready-made template.
These can be printed and put right into my soap recipe binder, with the specifics on the SoapCalc Recipe Card tucked in right behind it.
Subscribers can download it for free below! 🙂
I’d like to hear from my readers if there are other things that you’d like to see on this template. This is my first draft and I would love some feedback. Please comment!
By the way, you can follow Eklektika Sapo on Instagram and Facebook by clicking these links. She also has an Etsy store! Many thanks to Chiara for allowing me to use her pictures and inspiring my creativity.
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