Angled View of Rose and Swirls

General info

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  • Elegant decoration!
  • Difficulty: Advanced

What you will need

supplies
  • Soap
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • A4 Paper
  • Toothpick
  • Pin

Soap info

Red round soap

Used in tutorial

red round soap
  • Available
  • Master-soap brand
  • Floral (formerly peach) scented
  • Diameter: 7 cm (2-3/4")
  • Thickness: 3.3 cm (1/1/4")
  • Weight: 95g (3.35 oz)

Lavender mild soap

purple soap
  • Not available
  • Purple colour
  • Lavender scented
  • Size: 7.5 cm (3") x 5.5 cm (2-1/8") x 2.3 cm (7/8")
  • Weight: 80 g (3 oz)

Instruction video

Instructions

1. First, cut a strip of paper.
step 1
2. Wrap this strip of paper tightly around the soap.
step 2
3. Mark the place where paper strip covers one of its ends.
step 3
4. Cut off excess paper along the mark.
step 4
5. Fold the strip of paper into eights.
step 5
6. Mark folded lines.
step 6
7. Smooth the top of your soap.
step 7
8. Draw a circle with a toothpick.
step 8
9. Draw a circle with shown dimensions.
step 9
10. Cut the circle.
step 10
11. Remove the soap.
step 11
12. Cut off more soap around the circle.
step 12
13. Draw outlines as shown.
step 13
14. Holding your knife at a right angle, cut the lines and remove soap around them.
step 14
15. Trim both sides and edge of the petal.
step 15
16. Remove soap inside the petal.
step 16
17. Slice off the outside of the petal.
step 17
18. Carve remaining four petals repeating steps 15-17.
step 18
19. Trim the center of the rose into a circle.
step 19
20. Draw outlines as shown.
step 20
21. Holding your knife at a right angle, cut out the three lines.
step 21
22. Slanting your knife towards the outside, carve the fourth petal.
step 22
23. Carve the fifth petal in the same way as the fourth petal.
step 23
24. Carve first to third petals in the same way as the petals of the first row.
step 24
25. Remove soap around the center to create a circle.
step 25
26. Trim the center as shown.
step 26
27. Make a cut for the first petal.
step 27
28. Remove the soap under the petal.
step 28
29. Carve the second petal. Petals should be placed between the petals of the previous row.
step 29
30. Carve the third petal.
step 30
31. Carve the fourth petal.
step 31
32. Carve the fifth petal that slightly overlaps the fourth petal and the first petal.
step 32
33. Carve the first petal of the second row.
step 33
34. Carve the second petal.
step 34
35. Carve the third petal.
step 35
36. Carve the fourth petal.
step 36
37. Carve the fifth petal.
step 37
38. Trim the center into the dome shape.
step 38
39. Neaten the petals if necessary.
step 39
40. Smooth the soap.
step 40
41. Draw three leaves.
step 41
42. Cut around the leaves and remove soap around them.
step 42
43. Smooth the soap and draw a stem.
step 43
44. Cut around the stem and remove soap around it.
step 44
45. Rose is done!
step 45
46. Trim around the edge of the soap so that the sides are even.
step 46
47. Smooth around the flower and leaves.
step 47
48. Mark the soap.
step 48
49. Using the strip of the paper, divide the side of the soap into eight equal parts.
step 49
50. Mark sections on other strip of paper as shown.
step 50
51. Using this paper, mark eight points around the rose.
step 51
52. Mark the points in the middle of the previous points.
step 52
53. Holding your knife at a right angle, cut a scalloped circle deeply.
step 53
54. Cut off the soap as shown.
step 54
55. Cut a wavy swirl turning your soap.
step 55
56. Remove the soap under the swirl.
step 56
57. Remove more unwanted soap under the same swirl.
step 57
58. Cut the soap for the next swirl.
step 58
59. Remove the soap under the swirl.
step 59
60. Make a wavy curved line and a swirl turning your soap.
step 60
61. Cut the soap under the swirl and remove excess soap, as in steps 56-57.
step 61
62. Repeat steps 60-61 for next thirteen swirls.
step 62
63. Cut the soap for the last swirl.
step 63
64. Make a wavy line.
step 64
65. Remove the soap inside the line.
step 65
66. Remove the soap under the line.
step 66
67. Connect the last and the first swirl.
step 67
68. Remove the soap under all the swirls.
step 68
69. Make a small holes with a needle.
step 69
70. Finished!
step 70