I don’t know what made me want to make these. I’m sure I saw someone post one and it probably caught my fancy and I thought they’d be fun to make. Whatever the reason, I was browsing online looking for a mold for something else and came across the mermaid tail molds…and next thing I know I’m making mermaid tails--lots of mermaid tails!I spent a couple days sketching ideas for how I wanted to make the mermaids and ultimately had three designs I wanted to try and a couple that were a variation of the original designs. Some of these turned out great others I really didn’t like. Ultimately there were two designs I’ve decided to go with moving forward.
Here’s a peak at the process and the trial and errors of making mermaid soaps. It’s safe to say I got a little obsessed with these fellas. They just make me smile and I can’t help but want to make more and more!
Look at these tails!
Design 1: Swimming in the Ocean (rectangle)
I used multiple techniques for these and I really liked them. It’s one of the designs I’m going with.
Design 2: Color base and Oval Mold
First off, the color morphed and I really hate the color it became. Second, the fragrance accelerated and I couldn’t get the swirl on the top I wanted. Third, I just didn’t like the appearance or shape at all.
Design 3: Piping Ocean Foam
I think if I had a bigger rectangular mold these would have worked better, but there just wasn’t enough space for everything to work. Too much of the tail got covered.
Design 4: The Beach and Ocean
I loved the beach look of these. They’re more work to make and definitely a bit of a pain to do the sand (though I love the end result). These and Design 1 are my two favs!
Then I created little three packs of just tails. I love the bars, but I also could stare at the tails all day long!And I had fun with the packaging! The mermaid “sayings” on the back just make me smile!