October 2017 SMF Soap Challenge, simple minimalistic swirl

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  1. Oct 26, 2017 #161

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    Gah, you're right!! Sorry, I haven't slept well the last two nights. I was quite confused this morning thinking it ended today. I will try to rectify it immediately, thank you so much caribou!!
     
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    Ok, I was not able to delete my post, but I was able to edit it still. I am so sorry for the confusion everyone.

    You do still have until midnight tonight.

    I love the Soaps that are up so far everyone!
     
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    Thank you so much, I really wasn't sure how well it was going to work, never having done a ghost swirl, a clyde slide, a water discount or even gelled my soaps before LOL all the ghost swirl tutorials I had read said to CPOP the soap but then I'd also read not to CPOP milk soaps ... so I wrapped it in a towel and had no idea whether it would gel enough, whether I'd get a partial etc.

    I was absolutely stoked when I unwrapped it :D still cant quite believe it worked!
     
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    Wow! Thanks for the link to that article. I never knew how a ghost swirl was made. By looking at pics, I had assumed that it was achieved by adding a small amount of TD to part of the batter. Now I know better.

    Sent from my Z828 using Soap Making mobile app
     
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    No worries LP. I’m sorry you’ve had to hassle with the challenge when you have health issues going on. Good luck with your surgery!
     
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    I just switched my entry to something simpler. I had to add it as a new entry because I wasn't able to edit the old one. It was right at about the 24 hour mark, so I wonder if that's why.

    Saponista, when you build the survey could you please use the one with the roses? Thank you, and sorry for the hassle!

    Gorgeous entries everyone! This was a good one. Thanks LP for hosting, and Saponista for helping out :)
     
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    Hey caribou. I just wanted to let you know I emailed saponista to make sure she uses the Roses picture ( in case she didn't see your post). For an update my surgery was Tuesday. I felt really good Tuesday night and Wednesday morning because they gave me a nerve block and my arm was numb for a full day. Come Wednesday evening and Wednesday night, it was pretty rough. Yesterday wasn't too bad, and I'm hoping it gets better over the weekend. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't talk to my phone and it types for me LOL.
     
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    Are those ribbon roses, or soap dough?
     
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    Here is the link for the survey. Vote for your top three picks. Remember to use the password that was sent to your inbox. Thanks guys!

    (I have posted this on the challenge entry thread as well as this one in case someone misses it.)

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CH8TDKN
     
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    Some people have reported that the difference between the "colour" of the water discount can fade over time. Not sure if this is true or not. Not sure if this is less likely to happen if there is a huge difference between the lye concentration of each part. Worth experimenting with if you like the look which I do but I haven't made one yet!
     
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    It worked really well. :) It's tough waiting to see how a new technique works out.

    In summer or in a heated house wrapping in a towel is as good as or equal to CPOP.

    CPOP works for me in an oven preheated to 100-105*F then turned off. You aren't cooking it. You are just encouraging the natural soap temp of the saponifying soap to get there then holding that temp in a lovely little cocoon around the soap and then letting it dissipate slowly for 12-24 hours. This works for milk and honey soaps as well.
     
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    Saltedfig, Beautiful soaps!
     
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    Thanks LP (and saponista). I am sorry for the hassle of last minute trading. I never really was sure I wanted to upload the Autumn Glow, but I also didn't know if I'd have time to photograph and submit the Rose Garden before deadline due a really busy week. So I decided to submit the one and change later if I still had opportunity.

    I'm glad to hear you're on the road to recovery. Hope you're feeling better and better every day!

    The roses are ribbon. They should pull off easily when it's time to use the soap. The crystals around them are pink sea salt.
     
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    Thank you!

    A bit of trivia - the wavy wood in the background is an old ironbark burl.

     
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    Voted! That was fun! I've got to enter soap challenges and things more often!
     
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    I voted today and hemmed and hawed for ages. In fact, I intentionally put it off for a day because I knew it would be difficult. No one made the decision easy this month with this collection of beauties!
     
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    When do we find out who won? I'm so glad we got to pick 3 because choosing just 1 was hard!
     
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    The 31st. Usually the winners are announced on the last day of the month. Glad you found this fun!
     
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    There were so many different and amazing interpretations of minimalism!

    What an awesome challenge :smile:
     
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    So true. I love what people came up with. I had a hard time solidly connecting, but I still have ideas swirling (or swirls idealing) in my head!
     

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