|Cute Christmas soap ornamnets|
|Soap carving for Christmas|
I got this idea of Christmas soap carving ornaments after reading Soap Carving books of Miho Morita.
Mrs.Miho Morita (http://fruitscarving.wordpress.com) is a famous carving teacher and tutorial book writer in Japan. We have met at Carving Contest Event held in Tokyo in 2011. I took a lesson from Miho-sensei and it was a great impulse for me.
Miho Morita's style is elegant and looks like a lacework carved in melons. She also does cute carvings in soap like soap cakes, flowers and jewelry.
In 2012 Miho-san published a new book on soap carving. I was lucky to get all the books, the first (2009) and the second (2012).
These books are high quality printed with bright and beautiful photographs of the soap carvings in the beginning and photo tutorials afterward. It is written in Japanese, but understandible pictures make it easy.
What I like about the books is that tutorials have brief schemes showing possible mistakes, so you can awoid them. This made me feeling my teacher is always close by me to help :)
The books gave me a new vision for soap carving art. They are inviting to soap carving and crafting, I am sure they will be interesting for people with basic and advanced carving skills.
You can order the books in Amazon Japan. They have English page and provide international shipping.
Soap Carving, Blue 2009
Soap Carving, Pink 2012
|Soap carving books by Miho Morita, blue (2009) and pink (2012)|
|Inside the book|
|Inside the book, |
photographs of cute carvings and How-To photo tutorials afterward
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|Palmolive and Nivea soap bars are good for soap carving|
I used Nivea ans Palmolive soaps for the crafts.
Glue soap details with water. Foam a soap surface using a wet cotton bud, attach the details and let them fix.
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|Palmolive soap bar for Christmas tree|
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|how to make Christmas tree in soap|