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Whenever I make a drop swirl soap it turns out so ugly. I get these thin lines of colour. What I am aiming for is thick chunks of different colour like here :
https://www.facebook.com/2938425641...0.1439368562./385728514943509/?type=3&theater

Instead I get these thin little lines of colour that bulge out a bit. Any advice on how to achieve this look. I did watch Amy Warden's drop swirl tutorial and her soap turned out so pretty with big chunks of colour. The first time I did a drop swirl it turned out ok...one of my first soaps but now every time it turns out horrible.
 

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I'm thinking you need to pour at a thicker trace. The thicker the batter is the thicker your lines will be. You can also try layering it as you pour. I sometimes pour some of my base then will pour a couple other colors from differing heights and then more base and then more color. I get some pretty nice swirls that way.
 

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I am definitely swirl challenged, but have had the best results using the spoon swirl. Have you tried that one? It's pretty fool proof, I think. Here is Celine Blacow demonstrating how to do it.
[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL0DruqD1aE[/ame]
and here is the cutting
[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IcEU236_SU[/ame]
 

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Whenever I make a drop swirl soap it turns out so ugly. I get these thin lines of colour. What I am aiming for is thick chunks of different colour like here :

https://www.facebook.com/2938425641...0.1439368562./385728514943509/?type=3&theater



Instead I get these thin little lines of colour that bulge out a bit. Any advice on how to achieve this look. I did watch Amy Warden's drop swirl tutorial and her soap turned out so pretty with big chunks of colour. The first time I did a drop swirl it turned out ok...one of my first soaps but now every time it turns out horrible.

Hi Lina! I made the soap in that picture! **smile**

Try using more soap batter for the parts you want colored. I find that if you only use a small amount, once you drop it in with the base color, it's sorta gets lost. Also as was said above, try mixing your batter a little bit thicker so that each color stays in its own place.
 

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Hi Lina! I made the soap in that picture! **smile**

Try using more soap batter for the parts you want colored. I find that if you only use a small amount, once you drop it in with the base color, it's sorta gets lost. Also as was said above, try mixing your batter a little bit thicker so that each color stays in its own place.
Oh my gosh my soapy crush just replied to my question :wink:
 

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I'm thinking you need to pour at a thicker trace. The thicker the batter is the thicker your lines will be. You can also try layering it as you pour. I sometimes pour some of my base then will pour a couple other colors from differing heights and then more base and then more color. I get some pretty nice swirls that way.
Thank-you great suggestion.
 

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