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« on: May 26, 2009 11:07:34 AM »

So I am still having issues with colors.  I have tried several different dyes for coloring my CPs and still have not had any luck.  Most come out a barely there color .. no matter how much I seem to use.  It there a trick or should I be shopping around for different colors? 

I have just started playing with colors, as I personally have always just left my soap in their natural color state and stamped the scent on them.  Now my future sister in law wants soaps for the hospitality baskets and favors, so I am begin to play with colors.  I am so far either way off with what I am doing or the stuff I have is not that great.  Actually the cheap stuff I got as a gift (you know the hobby lobby type junk) turned out better than the stuff I bought from WSP.

I have a year to play ... so I am willing to test anything for the moment ...my poor guinea pig family members Wink.

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009 06:11:23 PM »

Shade..I am right there with you..I am starting to dabble in coloring also..

I am going to try to infuse oil to get some color into my soaps..but really all those swirly goodness that I see isnt for me just yet..

I believe there is a color thread here..

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296131.0

but I havent tried them but I hear they have AWESOME colorings..
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009 02:33:04 AM »

Haha, I forgot we had a colorant thread! Thanks Nymeria! And thanks Smitten for pointing it out!

What exactly have you tried Shadeweaver? Some liquid colorants are really for mp but they don't necesarily say that, and then they don't do a whole lot in cp. I prefer oxides and ultramarines, and Brambleberry has a few different types of colorants that I want to try. I would highly recommend getting a sampler pack of oxides, it should be reasonably cheap and give a good variety of colors. Brambleberry has had them in the past, but I am too tired to check right now...
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009 10:21:04 PM »

I love Pop Colors, they work very well and stay true to color. http://www.tkbtrading.com/popinsoap.htm

When I am not swirling and I have melted my oils I add my colorant right in before adding the lye. Give it a little stir with the blending stick and then add your lye and it really makes for more uniform coloring on the soaps. If you wanted to swirl you could still do so as normal but now you have a solid color for your back ground instead of white.
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