It’s been a while since my last soap challenge so I’m happy to join you for this months’s challenge. We are making the sceret feather swirl, and as usual I look forward to see a lot of beautiful soaps from you guys. Big thx to Amy Warden at Great Cake Soapwork for another fun challenge.
So, I ended up making three soaps, and the learning was good during the whole process – learning by doing, no exceptions! The picturetaking was a bit difficult. The colors did not come out as they really are. I just can’t get the beautiful green colors to come throug in the pictures….
I had problems with ash inside my soapbars (for the first two batches) so I raised the temperature of my oils/lyewater for this soap, I also warmed my mold to keep my soap from cooling down when pouring. It seemed like a good idea 😉
I didn’t use any dividers – see pics on how I solved it
Soaping at 39 degrees celcius with my std recipe:
30% Coconut oil
50% Olive oil
Fragrance: Rosemery EO
This is my entry for this month:
Pouring technique: In order to «hold the soapline together» I poured the soap sideways using a squeeze nozzel bottle. I also used the SN bottle ( light green ) along the sides to help the line to stay in place.
Colors and tools: Lettuce Entertain & Tahitian Teal from Mad Oils. Squeeze nozzle bottle. The hanger is…. a hanger, with a drinking straw.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here so now I just have to share one of my soaps made last year. My Tiffany Heart Soap is one of my soap for the 2017 jewlery soap line. The soap is decorated with gold leaf and scented with BB’s Apricot Freesia FO.
This is a soap where color and scent have found each other. The fragrance is a upbeat blend of fruit and floral so it fits this soap so well.
We are doing the Cosmic Wawe in november Soap Challenge Club, hosted by Amy Warden at Great Cake Soapworks. This is a fun and beautiful technique created by the talented Tatsiana Serko. Tatsiana is also this months guest teacher. Thank you once more for sharing of your knowledge, you really are a true artist!
What is a cosmic wawe? This is what I found on the internet: A cosmic wawe is thought to be a space-quake, produced by something big like a supernova, a black hole or the collision of two neutron stars. It’s similar to what happens when something large is dropped into the ocean – it sends a wawe of water across, making tidal wawe and tsunamis. This is only a theory and has yet to be occure to be recorded.
With that in mind I knew I had to go to outer space to see if I could find a cosmic wawe, or a least some inspiration for colors….
As usual I went along with my standard recipe – sometime it’s best to stick to what you know so there won’t be any surprise…. My recipe is a little heavy on hard oils, but the soapbatch behaved well and so did my FO, Grapefruit Bellini, no discoloration or speeding up trace so there was enough time to pour the soap. It’s a 5 color soap and the cobber mica really gave a nice effect – sorry it doesn’t show in my photos.
The soap was placed in layered stripes so I gave the mold a couple of spinnings to achive the «wawe».
I was thinking of doing the CPOP, but the soap ended up in my insulation box over night.
This is my Cosmic Wawe
Colors & FO
My inspiration photo is this beautiful galaxy and it’s colors.
First of all, congrats to all winners of Amy Wardens Soap Challenge Club throughout 2015 – you guys really raise the bar every month! I also want to thank you for your kind comment and for your votes, I really appreciate it.
In desember I took the 2nd place with my Oriental Triangle, can you belive it? It’s such a great fun to have a soap in top 3, (or to win sponsors choise ). I have already seen someone making triangle soaps, inspired by my triangle. That makes me happy and I hope to see a lot of triangle soaps in the future too. I think it’s cool if I can inspire others with my work so feel free to ask if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer. For me this challenges is all about sharing, inspire and get inspired. I won with my Ebru Soap and got sponsors choise price with my Dessert Soap, so 2015 has been a great soap year for me – again, thank you!
The best wishes for 2016 – I’m looking forward to the challenges, be inspired and to see a lot of beautiful soaps in 2016.
The Soap Challenge Club is making soap using impression mat for Desember challenge. We get to choose either to make an impression mat or to use a premade one, and the focus is the texture created by the impression mat. As you probably can see I used a premade mat.
I’ve been thinking of making a triangle soap for awhile so this is a perfect oppertunity for doing that. A triangle represent the number 3 so I made three designs on three sides and I used three colors in this soap. Research for ideas led me to the Orient…..
This is my entry for this months soap challenge hosted by Amy Warden at Great Cake Soapwork.
Colors: cley and Preppy Blue mica from Mad Oils in the soap. Gold Sparkel mica from BB gave the swirls and some extra sparkle.
Fragrance: Arabian Spice FO from BB.
Mold: made of cardboard lined with cling film, baking paper and overhead sheeds
My soap: 50% Olive oil, 30% coconut oil, 10% Shea butter, 10% Cocoa butter. I poured at a thick trace with the impression mat in the mold.