Monday, May 7, 2012

Soap Challenge 1 - In Pot Swirl

I am participating in the Soap Challenge on Great Cakes Soapworks blog.  If you haven't heard about it, head on over and check it out.  I have been following Amy's blog for years, and this little project has been the most fun.  Each week she has a challenge for soapmakers and you can post your finished project when you are done. 

Of course, I am behind on my posts.  So even though everyone else has already posted their week 7, I am just getting around to posting week 1.  But don't worry, I will be posting a couple per week to catch up with her other blogging buddies.

Soap Challenge Week 1 - In the Pot Swirl

For this project, I am doubling up on a future challenge, so I cannot cut this soap yet to show you how it turned out.   I separated the lightly traced soap into 3 bowls.  I used pink ultramarine and yellow oxide to create a different color per bowl - yellow, pink and orange.  I poured the pink and orange colored soap into the yellow and stirred it 2 clockwise swirls. 



I am making a sun soap, so the mold I am using is a semi-circle.  The rest went into rectangular molds which will be used to make the rays for the sun.  When I finish the soap up, I'll post a picture.  I've made this soap before, but last time I encountered some minor issues, so I am tweaking the technique a little.


You can see the other challenge participants' Pot Swirled Soaps by clicking here.

Tomorrow, I'll post the 2nd week challenge - Milk Soap.

Bath Alchemy by The Bonnie Bath Co.

2 comments:

  1. Oooo, how cool!! Is this going to be your landscape soap or natural soap? Just trying to guess...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Landscape....but it is natural.

    ReplyDelete

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *