Double Petaled Flower and Plaid 

   
   
How to carve a flower with double petals and plaid
  in soap
Medium
These soaps are carved with an exacto knife that is
   improved.
  Of course you can carve with a carving knife,too.
   
Carving Knife Substitute
    (How to improve the excto knife for soap carving)

How to hold the exacto knife safely


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 What you will need
           
Soap
 :Round or rectangular soap either is fine.
Carving knife / Exacto knife
Paring knife
Toothpick

(Optional)
Beads
Craft Glue

  This pink soap is a store-bought soap in Japan
  called "Ichigo Milk Flavor"
  Milk and strawberry scented.    
   7cm(2-3/4") in diameter ,  weight: 3oz/80g bar

       
 
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Instruction Video (from 5:38)


 

STEPS.

1. Thinly cut off the top of the soap with a paring knife
to create a flat surface.
Draw a 1.5cm(5/8") diameter circle for a center bud
with a toothpick.

2.Holding your exacto knife(or carving knife) at a right
angle,deeply cut the circle.
Then cut off the soap around the circle.
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3.Trim the edge of the circle.

4.Mark with a toothpick to divide the circle into 8 equal
parts.           
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5. Cut a round petal in each part.
   
6.Then cut off the soap inside the 8 petals.
  Trim the soap inside the eight petals into a dome shape.           
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7. Carve eight round petals of the second row in the same
   way.Each petal of the second row is placed between
   the petals of the first row.

8. Trim the soap inside the petals into a small dome shape.
   The center bud is done.           
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9. Carve outer petals. Mark with the toothpick to divide
   the soap around the center bud into 8 equal parts.
   Carve a shallow indent in each part.

10. Cut a round petal in each part.       
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11.Cut off the soap under the 8 petals.     

12. Carve 8 shallow indents between the petals of the
     first layer.
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13.Carve 8 petals of the second layer in the same way.

14.Carve 8 shallow indents between the petals of the
    second layer.           
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15. Carve 8 double petals of the third layer.
     First, carve 8 small wavy petals.

16.Next, carve a round petal under each wavy petal.
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17.Thinly cut off the soap around the flower to create
a flat surface.

18.  Draw 2 leaves with a toothpick.         
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19. Carve 2 leaves.

20. Flatten the blanks.         
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21. Draw a grid on soap with a toothpick to carve
     a plaid pattern.
 
22.Carve the grid.         
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23.Using the point of the knife, cut a thin grid without theoutline.     
   

 

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  Done.
  
 
 The flower and plaid carved in a rectangular soap.
 All petals around the center bud are double.
     

             
  This orange soap is a store-bought soap in Japan
  called "Kaki-shibu sekken"
  Sweet persimmon scented.    
  Dimension : 8.5cm(3-1/2") x 5cm(2") x 3 cm(1-1/4")
   weight: 3oz/80g bar
                                       
                           


     
Optional : Decorate the soap with beads.



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Carving Knife Substitute
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