Learn from Lori Nova, two-time award winner and three-time speaker at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild conferences, the pros and cons of colors used for soapmaking like Pigments (Oxides, Ultramarines), Dyes (LabColors, Soapalooza, Gel Tones), Lakes, Neons, Pop Micas, and last but not least, the Naturals (Clays, Herbs & Spices).
You'll read about (on the Text Handouts) and see (on the Full Color Slide Show) results of the 77 different colors tested in Cold Process (CP) Soap in all the above categories. CP soap is the most difficult and unpredictable of all the soap making processes due to the interaction between the sodium hydroxide (lye) and the colors themselves.
The information you receive in this E-Class will also help you color ALL COSMETICS once you understand what makes each of the colors different you should be able to better predict how they will react in different mediums. It is my hope that this E-Class will not only inform, but also inspire you!
13 Pages of Easy to Read Text, Jam-Packed with Color Information, including:
-Lori Nova's testing methods explained, so you can create your own color samples
-a full page on each color category, testing details & usage recommendations
-an awesome cross reference "Color List" itemizing all colorants into each color category
-a page on How to Color Hot Process Soap (Crock Pot Method)
-a page on How to Color Melt & Pour Soap
Full Color Slide Show with all 77 Soap Samples (CP) Featured & Categorized, including:
Oxides(9), Ultramarines (4), Dyes (16), Lakes (7), Neons (2), Micas (7), Natural Clays (15), Natural Herbs & Spices (17)
HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM THIS E-CLASS: The Text document and the slide show are coordinated to go together. To get the most out of this E-Class, we recommend that you print out the 13-page text document and while studying it, refer to the color slide show to see the pictures of the colors that you are reading about. Printing out the color slide show is optional, but be aware that it will take *A LOT* of ink and the colors produced by your printer may not match the colors you see on the screen.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright (c) 2009 The Nova Studio
While this e-book shows lots of images of how the various colorants look in a finished soap and gives the ratio of colorant used to achieve that shade, I found it to be geared towards beginners. it's not at all what I was expecting.
The test samples shown were done in non-gelled cp soap. I wish that had been mentioned in the description because that's where my troubles with some colorants seems to be. I can make a small test batch and get beautiful color but when I make a large batch that goes through gel phase, some colorants do not stay true to the test sample.
I guess I thought there would be some troubleshooting information in this e-book and perhaps some color blending tips in this e-book along with the samples of colored soaps.
Feeling like this e-book will not be useful to me at all.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Sheree, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. I’m sorry to hear this book did not have the information you were expecting. I will be emailing you personally to find out more information about what this book could have included to make it more valuable to you.
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