- Apr 19, 2019
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I did! I used Honey Almond by NG. Added it to my oils before adding lye and used a little less than recommended to help appease the soapmaking gods.I love the colors you picked, @basti! Nice job! That swirl looks super tough to keep doing correctly through the loaf - I’m sure I’d get lost part way through and goof up. Did you use a FO/EO?
I hereby declare it to be the... ahem "Panic Swirl." Will patiently await the call from the Soap Challenge Club regarding my genius.That's a beautiful soap @Cindy D.!! A brave decision to try so many new things at once, but it turned out beautifully
@basti that soap is gorgeous. I don't think it's a failure.. you just invented a new technique
I love your colors in the middle soap! It reminds me of a vest I had years ago. All your soaps are beautiful!My biggest problem is packaging and photographing my soap. So I am happy that I actually got to take a picture tonight LOL. I'd probably be a millionaire if I just got around to taking pictures of all of my soap.
Anyway, for the December un-challenge, I am presenting three of my soaps that I made this month.
On the left is au naturale Oatmeal, Goats Milk and Honey soap (love the smell of it with no scent). 100% full water replacement with goat's milk.
On the right is last nights cut, which is Ophelia's Butter Bar, very lightly scented with coconut FO from CC. I haven't trimmed it yet. not sure if I will except for some buffing. No colorants, only kaolin clay if you consider that a colorant. The last time I made it, it had a translucent look about it, so that's why I added the clay.
And in the middle is my piece de resistance: "The Resolvable Owl", drop swirl scented with The Grim Reaper from NS. I was going for a slightly different look, it was supposed to be paisely. I should have reserved more white, so I got too much color. I don't dislike it, it is just not the look I was going for.
Sorry about the soap crumbs on the lazy susan lol. I saw them after I already put everything back to bed. I wasn't in the mood to redo the scene LOL.
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Yup! New members must have at least 50 posts before joining a regular challenge. You can join the challenge right up to the closing date so you have some time to reach that - or you can become a supporting member and bypass that requirement.
These are Amazing nice work!My first time trying a scene using scrapers. What it was supposed to look like.
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I intended for the colors to change a lot more gradually, but I miss judged the amount of batter needed and then one pot that I didn't stir set up, so it was hard to get it mixed into the sky good. I'd like to try again but use squeeze bottles for the sky and maybe the trees at the bottom. After seeing the blue on top, it just didn't make me happy, so I took a veggy peeler and shaved most of it off. I like the mountains, Judy with the black was a little more gradual.