January SMF Challenge -Hidden Heart Swirl

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8. Isha- I'm excited will be my 1st entry. I've done one with just 2 colours m will give it a try with 3 colours this time
9. SaltedFig - Hmmmm.
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For my own reference, I made a cutting guide to wrap my brain around the cutting technique.

- This diagram shows a skinny mold (since that's what I have lol).
- You'd start with the pink cuts, then do the blue cuts.

Does this look about right?

 

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toxikon, I think if you start with the pink cut lines, you would then want to cut the bars in half the other way. So, rather than each of the bars as pictured would be cut top to bottom rather than front to back. It would be cut like a Taiwan or mantra swirl. I haven't had very much coffee yet, so I don't know if I'm explaining it right.
 

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The blue line is the horizontal cut, so I think you've got it right if you follow how the tutorial video shows this being done. You lay out the concentric circles on the first surface, which is about where the blue line is, therefore cutting along the center of the heart (after the heart is swirled into the circles of course), then you end up with the hidden hearts showing.
 

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Here is a video showing how I think this is cut. Start at 5:24 for the cutting.

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af4Rd4w5WAc[/ame]
 

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Judging by the that video, I think my diagram is correct! Unless I'm missing something glaringly obvious lol.
 

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1. Kittish
2. dibbles - <3 this!
3. newbie- I have an eye to doing this a bit differently but still ending up with 1. Kittish
2. dibbles - <3 this!
3. newbie- I have an eye to doing this a bit differently but still ending up with a heart in the middle. That's okay, I hope!
4. earlene - Hooray! I've been away from the challenges for too long, so am looking forward to this one.
5. BattleGnome - which mold, which mold, which mold....
6. Mx6inpenn - I haven't gotten a challenge submitted on time in ages, so I'm looking to break the streak!
7. Penelopejane - this is way outside my comfort zone. I'll try.
8. Isha- I'm excited will be my 1st entry. I've done one with just 2 colours m will give it a try with 3 colours this time
9. SaltedFig - Hmmmm.
10. Soapprentice - Let’s figure this out!
11. Primrose - yep I'm in.
12. jewels621 - I'll give a (s)whirl.
13. toxikon - Sounds interesting!
14. SoapAddict415
 

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For my own reference, I made a cutting guide to wrap my brain around the cutting technique.

- This diagram shows a skinny mold (since that's what I have lol).
- You'd start with the pink cuts, then do the blue cuts.

Does this look about right?

I hope I've followed this, please correct me if I've misunderstood:

So the hidden circles that get swirled into hearts are face up in the centre of the loaf, and the horizontal (blue line) cut reveals them?

Hidden heart swirls.png
 

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Originally Posted by toxikon View Post
1. Kittish
2. dibbles - <3 this!
3. newbie- I have an eye to doing this a bit differently but still ending up with 1. Kittish
2. dibbles - <3 this!
3. newbie- I have an eye to doing this a bit differently but still ending up with a heart in the middle. That's okay, I hope!
4. earlene - Hooray! I've been away from the challenges for too long, so am looking forward to this one.
5. BattleGnome - which mold, which mold, which mold....
6. Mx6inpenn - I haven't gotten a challenge submitted on time in ages, so I'm looking to break the streak!
7. Penelopejane - this is way outside my comfort zone. I'll try.
8. Isha- I'm excited will be my 1st entry. I've done one with just 2 colours m will give it a try with 3 colours this time
9. SaltedFig - Hmmmm.
10. Soapprentice - Let’s figure this out!
11. Primrose - yep I'm in.
12. jewels621 - I'll give a (s)whirl.
13. toxikon - Sounds interesting!
14. SoapAddict415
15. amd - maybe this will scare away the soap gremlins!
 

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First attempt is in the mold. I had the adrenaline shakes going on, and my only question is if my hearts will show when I cut tomorrow. I'm wondering if I got the depth right. My batter behaved as well I could have ever hoped, so...fingers crossed!
 

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OK, I think I understand how I was misreading the diagram. Sorry for any confusion. I can’t read maps well either.
 

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Sorry for any confusion.
Don't be - I was having trouble with how it worked.

I have to watch multiple video's to understand which way cuts go, when I'm following someone else's idea.

Your link, along with toxicon's original picture, helped me with galaxyMLP's hidden concentric hearts idea, so thank you! :thumbup:
 

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I just bought some lye so I could try tonight. Tuesdays & Fridays are supposed to be my "home alone" days but DH decided that he wanted to give me "quality time". I usually don't mind but I really had my heart set on having the apartment to myself to make soap in peace. Does that make me selfish?
 

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Originally Posted by toxikon View Post
1. Kittish
2. dibbles - <3 this!
3. newbie- I have an eye to doing this a bit differently but still ending up with a heart in the middle. That's okay, I hope!
4. earlene - Hooray! I've been away from the challenges for too long, so am looking forward to this one.
5. BattleGnome - which mold, which mold, which mold....
6. Mx6inpenn - I haven't gotten a challenge submitted on time in ages, so I'm looking to break the streak!
7. Penelopejane - this is way outside my comfort zone. I'll try.
8. Isha- I'm excited will be my 1st entry. I've done one with just 2 colours m will give it a try with 3 colours this time
9. SaltedFig - Hmmmm.
10. Soapprentice - Let’s figure this out!
11. Primrose - yep I'm in.
12. jewels621 - I'll give a (s)whirl.
13. toxikon - Sounds interesting!
14. SoapAddict415
15. amd - maybe this will scare away the soap gremlins!
16. DeeAnna - I've been puzzling on this all afternoon and still don't quite have a plan. Oh, well, here goes nuthin'
 

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I just bought some lye so I could try tonight. Tuesdays & Fridays are supposed to be my "home alone" days but DH decided that he wanted to give me "quality time". I usually don't mind but I really had my heart set on having the apartment to myself to make soap in peace. Does that make me selfish?


Absolutely not! Soaping time is relaxing time! And sometimes it’s nice to be alone to focus.
 

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So to be clear, one side of the cut bar of soap should be plain and the other side should have a heart. Right?

The cut is exactly like the lotus swirl I believe
 

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I just bought some lye so I could try tonight. Tuesdays & Fridays are supposed to be my "home alone" days but DH decided that he wanted to give me "quality time". I usually don't mind but I really had my heart set on having the apartment to myself to make soap in peace. Does that make me selfish?
No it doesn't, not in my book anyway!!!!
 

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I just bought some lye so I could try tonight. Tuesdays & Fridays are supposed to be my "home alone" days but DH decided that he wanted to give me "quality time". I usually don't mind but I really had my heart set on having the apartment to myself to make soap in peace. Does that make me selfish?
No way! I think it's very healthy that you enjoy your time alone and don't have a need for anyone else to entertain you. It is, in no way, a reflection of how much you love your husband. Finding your zen in making soap makes you a better wife!
 

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So to be clear, one side of the cut bar of soap should be plain and the other side should have a heart. Right?

The cut is exactly like the lotus swirl I believe


Yes. That’s right! Just like the lotus and mantra swirl.
 

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