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Judiraz

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1. Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.
2. Dixiedragon (gulp)
3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)
4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!
5. Misschief - now to find the time
6. dibbles - I heart this
7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!
8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!
9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play
10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap
11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway
12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.
13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!
 

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1. Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.
2. Dixiedragon (gulp)
3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)
4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!
5. Misschief - now to find the time
6. dibbles - I heart this
7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!
8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!
9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play
10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap
11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway
12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.
13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!
14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!
 

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1.Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.

2. Dixiedragon (gulp)

3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)

4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!

5. Misschief - now to find the time

6. dibbles - I heart this

7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!

8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!

9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play

10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap

11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway

12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.

13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!

14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!
15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.
 

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Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.



2. Dixiedragon (gulp)



3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)



4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!



5. Misschief - now to find the time



6. dibbles - I heart this



7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!



8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!



9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play



10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap



11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway



12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.



13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!



14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!

15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.

16 Lisajudy2009. Can't wait to try!
 

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1.Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.

2. Dixiedragon (gulp)

3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)

4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!

5. Misschief - now to find the time

6. dibbles - I heart this

7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!

8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!

9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play

10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap

11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway

12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.

13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!

14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!
15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.
16. Karenbeth - absolutely love this swirl
 

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Excuse me, I just couldn't help jumping in to say ... lionprincess, I just LOVE those jumper-sleeve-arm-protector things! I would never have thought of it ... now I'm looking for something to chop up ... :shock:
 

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1. Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.

2. Dixiedragon (gulp)

3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)

4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!

5. Misschief - now to find the time

6. dibbles - I heart this

7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!

8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!

9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play

10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap

11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway

12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.

13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!

14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!
15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.
16. Karenbeth - absolutely love this swirl
17. Penelopejane - I will try despite seeing the dreaded phrase "easy with the right trace".
18. Lisajudy2009. Can't wait to try!
 
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1. Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.

2. Dixiedragon (gulp)

3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)

4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!

5. Misschief - now to find the time

6. dibbles - I heart this

7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!

8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!

9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play

10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap

11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway

12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.

13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!

14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!

15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.

16. Karenbeth - absolutely love this swirl

17. Penelopejane - I will try despite seeing the dreaded phrase "easy with the right trace".

18. Lisajudy2009. Can't wait to try!

19. topofmurrayhill - What could go wrong?
 

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Thank you penelopejane for adding lisajudy back!
Thx suzieoz! When I began soaping, it was summer. No matter if air conditioning was on, I'd still heat up like a furnace! I hated long sleeves and tried the socks. They worked great. To be honest I soap in short sleeves typically now (unless it's cold). That way a soap splatter can be felt at the itching stage and wiped quickly before it burns. Being an instructional video, however, I felt it necessary to take all basic precautions.
 

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1. Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.



2. Dixiedragon (gulp)



3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)



4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!



5. Misschief - now to find the time



6. dibbles - I heart this



7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!



8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!



9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play



10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap



11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway



12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.



13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!



14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!



15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.



16. Karenbeth - absolutely love this swirl



17. Penelopejane - I will try despite seeing the dreaded phrase "easy with the right trace".



18. Lisajudy2009. Can't wait to try!



19. topofmurrayhill - What could go wrong?

20. Sonya-m - so looking forward to trying this technique!!
 

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1. Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.
2. Dixiedragon (gulp)
3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)
4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!
5. Misschief - now to find the time
6. dibbles - I heart this
7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!
8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!
9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play
10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap
11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway
12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.
13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!
14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!
15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.
16. Karenbeth - absolutely love this swirl
17. Penelopejane - I will try despite seeing the dreaded phrase "easy with the right trace".
18. Lisajudy2009. Can't wait to try!
19. topofmurrayhill - What could go wrong?
20. Sonya-m - so looking forward to trying this technique!!
21. Amd
 

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LP, I have to congratulate you on one of the best tutorials for a swirl technique I've come across. I tried this last night and made a mistake but your instructions were perfect. Telling us exactly how far to fill the base and exactly when to stop pouring the color lines is the kind of detail that is critical for being able to do this swirl and it seems very rare that this is laid out. I would be flailing about trying to get this without those landmarks to go by. Well done!
 

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Thank you newbie! It was important to me to make sure all details, ALL, I saw I relayed to everyone for the challenge. As you are more than aware, as well as sonya, Saponista, and galaxy, our challenges hold a deeper meaning than just to show off our awesome soap and capabilities. It's a tutorial, geared for people wanting to learn something new. I really wanted to show that with this challenge. I looked and watched as best I could. Her videos are silent, so it takes keen observation. I really wanted to put my observation into words for everybody. I think it is incredibly important when introducing a technique, to divulge as much information as possible. Especially since I don't sell, I have no secrets, as of yet!
 
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1. Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.
2. Dixiedragon (gulp)
3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)
4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!
5. Misschief - now to find the time
6. dibbles - I heart this
7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!
8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!
9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play
10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap
11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway
12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.
13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!
14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!
15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.
16. Karenbeth - absolutely love this swirl
17. Penelopejane - I will try despite seeing the dreaded phrase "easy with the right trace".
18. Lisajudy2009. Can't wait to try!
19. topofmurrayhill - What could go wrong?
20. Sonya-m - so looking forward to trying this technique!!
21. Amd
22. Rowan - thankyou LP for making this seem manageable. Can't wait to try it.
 

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I agree with what newbie said. And add, your video may demystify but makes it achievable and I think that's one way these challenges are different from others. We are truly there to learn together as well as inspire.

I saw a quote the other day that basically said no art starts from nothing, it all builds on something else we've seen or experienced. I am new to art - it came to me with soaping - but I see the truth in that, for all but the very rare artist anyway.

I may sit this out because I am not so attracted to this design and have lots of soap right now. But I'm not sure because I see some other directions from it. So either way, thanks, I appreciate your time, creativity and willingness to share.
 

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My first attempt is in the mold and WOW, with the recipe I used, I could have walked around the block and still had time to pour. It stayed fluid for a LONG time!
 

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1. Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.
2. Dixiedragon (gulp)
3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)
4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!
5. Misschief - now to find the time
6. dibbles - I heart this
7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!
8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!
9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play
10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap
11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway
12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.
13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!
14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!
15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.
16. Karenbeth - absolutely love this swirl
17. Penelopejane - I will try despite seeing the dreaded phrase "easy with the right trace".
18. Lisajudy2009. Can't wait to try!
19. topofmurrayhill - What could go wrong?
20. Sonya-m - so looking forward to trying this technique!!
21. Amd
22. Rowan - thankyou LP for making this seem manageable. Can't wait to try it.
23. KristaY - I'm going to give it a swirl!
 

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1. Newbie- Oooooo, this will be harder than it looks. I know because I've tried it with not so stellar results.
2. Dixiedragon (gulp)
3. Snappyllama (if only mine can come out half as pretty as the example, I'll be one pleased petunia)
4. Saponista- I can't wait to have a go at this!
5. Misschief - now to find the time
6. dibbles - I heart this
7. TeresaT - I am a huge Petra fan. She is stellar!!
8. Songwind - I just got some gear ties. Let's do this!
9. LisaAnne Thanks for letting me play
10. Crispysoap - let the good times soap
11. KCHaystack - I was going to do this anyway
12. BlackDog - Fine. But I've got to get a 1 lb mold first; I sense a lot of fugly soaps in my future.
13. Judiraz- Maybe the #13 will change my luck!
14. doriettefarm - I've been wanting to try this since LP's black & white soap was so wispy and gorgeous!
15. GalaxyMLP- I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to try it.
16. Karenbeth - absolutely love this swirl
17. Penelopejane - I will try despite seeing the dreaded phrase "easy with the right trace".
18. Lisajudy2009. Can't wait to try!
19. topofmurrayhill - What could go wrong?
20. Sonya-m - so looking forward to trying this technique!!
21. Amd
22. Rowan - thankyou LP for making this seem manageable. Can't wait to try it.
23. KristaY - I'm going to give it a swirl!
24 JuneP - Hoping all my planting will be done by early next week, so I can give this a try. It looks challenging; but fun. Love the soap in the video. Wow!
 
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LP, first I have to say great job on the videos! Very clear and well explained. You have a great speaking voice! Also, I love the tube sock idea. I think I'll have to steal that from you, lol. I'm glad you showed using the arm protection whether you actually do it routinely or not. I always think "what if someone decided they want to make soap and this was the first video they watched?" I've seen so many where people soap barefooted, bare-armed, no gloves, no eye protection, etc. Doing it yourself with full understanding is one thing. Teaching someone else it's unnecessary is another.

Anyhoooo, on to my question. Can we decorate the top any way we want as long as the swirl instruction is followed? I was thinking maybe high tops, inverted stamping or imbeds? I don't know if I'll actually do any of those but just to know what options are okay for the challenge. Thx!
 

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