FRAMED ROSES (Page 1 of 2)


 
 
How to carve a cute and attractive framed roses in soap.
 This soap can be used as not only soap for bathing but
   also as a hanging decoration.
 Soap - cut technique.Intermediate.
Framed Roses in LUX soap( Page 2 of 2) 


 
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  What You Will Need
   
 Soap
   :Use any color of soap you like.
     :Rectangular or oval soap is recommended.
  TIP :How To Choose Soft Soap

 This orange soap is a normal store-bought soap
       in Japan,and it is called "Muse soap".
       3oz/80g bar soap.
       About 9cm(3-5/8") x 6cm (2-1/2").
       3cm(1-1/4") in thickness.

       
 Carving knife
 Sculpting Tool (or Binder clip)
 Toothpick  
 (optional)   
 Piece of ribbon  
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 Instruction Video


 STEP 1
 :How to carve the roses and leaves

1. Thinly cut off the top of the soap to create a flat surface.
   

2. Draw a circle in the center of the soap with a toothpick.
   The diameter is half of the length of the soap.
   Then divide the circle into a five equal parts, and mark
    five points.
    
 How to divide a circle without any special tools.
     A compass,protractor ruler are not needed.


3. Draw a petal shape in each part as shown.  
    

4.Holding the carving knife at a right angle,deeply cut the
 circle, then tilt the knife a bit, cut the five petals.
    

5.Cut off the soap around the petals.  
    
         
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6. Thinly slice off the edge of the petal, then cut off the
   soap inside the petal, leaving a 2mm edge of the petal.
   

7. Repeat to the other four petals.
   Five petals of the first layer are done.
    

8. Draw five petals of the second layer between the petals
   of the first layer with a toothpick.
   Then cut the five petals.
    

9.Cut off the soap around the petals of the second layer.
   

10. Then thinly slice off the egde of the petal, then cut off
     the soap inside the petal in the same way as the first
     layer.
     Repeat to the other four petals.
     The second layer is done.
   
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11. Draw three curved lines in the center of the flower
     to create three petals of the center bud.
    


12.Holding the carving knife at a right angle,cut the three
    curved lines.
  Then carve the first petal of the center : thinly cut off the
  soap inside the petal,and trim the edges of the petal.
    

13. Repeat to the other two petals.
     The first row of the center bud is done.
    

14. Trim the center of the soap into a dome shape.
    


15.Carve the five petal of the second row in the center.  
    Then trim the soap inside the petals to lower the center
     of the flower.
     
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16.Slice off the soap around the flower,then draw a circle
    for the small rose and two leaf shapes on each side of
    the flower.
    

17.Carve two leaf shapes and a circle,and carve a midrib
   and six small pointed oval shaped indents in each leaf.
    

18.Carve a small rose in the same way as the center bud
     of the large rose. Repeat these steps to the other side.
    

19.Flatten the blanks.
   
   All roses and the leaves are done
   
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STEP 2 : Soap Cutting

20.Flip the soap over,cut about 5mm(1/4") inside from
    the edge of the bottom.
   

21.Cut off the soap inside.
   

22. Then,remove the soap with a sculpting tool or a binder
     clip to flatten the soap.
    

    
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23.Flip the soap over,cut about 5mm(1/4") inside from
    the edge of the soap except flowers and leaves.
    Then cut out the soap between flowers/leaves and
    the frame.
    

24.Cut out the bottom of the soap as needed.
     Your framed roses are done.
    

(Optional) Tie a bow with ribbon.
    

  Framed Roses In LUX Soap
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