How did you manage to cut it? It definitely looks promising. I though it was tapered because of the measurements listed in the site, glad to hear it is not!The pen holders arrived yesterday, and they are definitely cylindrical, so I was able to cut out the bottom of one, leaving a lip, and make a circle of laminated paper to cover the base. Did a trial pour today and it seems to have worked very well in terms of holding the batter, next step will be seeing if I can get it back out again!
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I used one of these kinds of things:How did you manage to cut it? It definitely looks promising. I though it was tapered because of the measurements listed in the site, glad to hear it is not!
It's easy in metric... I just pour water in and then weigh the water. So the pen holder above holds a bit over 350g of water, which means it's approximately 350cm^3. So in the calculator I put dimensions of 35x10x1cm.Anyone have any advice on calculating the volume of these cylindrical molds?!
I've found equations for it, but math is not my forte.. I'm planning on a 3 in x 6 in pvc pipe
It's like little chocolate giraffes!Yep, this is definitely not my entry! Although I keep thinking it's something edible and being disappointed - I should really move it out of the kitchen!
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I was doing some playing around with discolouring FO to test for another project, and apparently it's also ever-so-slightly accelerating. I didn't notice it previously when it was distributed throughout the batter, but here it was only in the brown shades, and they thickened up just a bit ahead of the white, leading to this weird effect.
4. You can make this challenge as simple or as complicated as you would like.
at the time the Challenge is posted (sorry but no exceptions on this).
If you have ground turmeric, ginger, extremely fine (espresso) coffee grounds, ground oatmeal, or poppyseed lying around, you might get some contrast with "medicinal" ingredients or lightweight exfoliators. Just a thought.
My self-imposed complications:
- Only use ingredients and tools that I already had in the house
Soapmaking tools and presentation scenery included. Background: I want the challenge to be “for free” in the sense that it is absolutely impossible that I end up with more of any ingredient than before. Too many things, too many oils, etc. all around, I have to restrict my insatiability into sane limits. I do not want this challenge to be an excuse for me to buy anything new. (It's difficult enough with all the stuff I have lurking around, I don't want to also worry about all the things I could own.)Though, I will take the liberty to permit a single, very specific, unnecessarily luxurious and entirely superfluous exception.
Now it's up to me to follow up my noble words with action…
- Maximum batch size should not considerably exceed 100 g oils. There is a similar reasoning behind this restriction (just targeted to my afterwards stock-keeping): It's not as if we were amidst a terrible pandemic and had to stockpile soaps, who knows when shops would start selling soap again…? No. This is pure luxury, and I want to treat is as such: with well-measured moderation. [Alas, I already have ideas how to “elegantly circumvent” this rule without violating its wording…]
- Every ingredient must fulfil a function that contributes to the soap performance. This means: no EO/FO/scents, no dyes/colourants/pigments, no titanium dioxide, no micas. Just to not make it too easy to just throw some pigments into split batters. We will see how this goes out; in any case, don't expect the richest colour contrast from my submission .
- As already hinted in my registration, I'm planning to combine the Lollipop swirl with about two other techniques.
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1. earlene - I have a few days before surgery, it will probably be my last soap for at least 6-8 weeks
2. dibbles - This will be super fun or very 'exciting' - I'm in
3.Vicki C. - My last day of work is today! Yippee! Soap studio here I come...
4. Tara_H - this is on my bucket list, I'm so in!
5. KimW - Found and fell in love with this about the time I found SMF. Now I have a reason to finally try it!
6. Jersey Girl- Yes, yes, yes! Been wanting to try this!
7. peachymoon - I’m back! And I’m in!
8. amd - maybe I can pop a soap for fun into my to do list this month
9. glendam - I have been thinking of trying this technique, good timing!
10. Anstarx - I've been wanting to try this technique for a while. This can be just my push!
11. bookreader451 - I will try to get it in on time this month!
12. ResolvableOwl - Screw it. Cross-over escalation time!
13. Corsara - I'm going to sign up quick before I get cold feet and convince myself I can't do it!
14. Phoenix - This will be fun!
15. linne1gi - Love this challenge - definitely challenging!
16. Peachy Clean Soap's - I'm in how, fun 1st try @ this design. Am I The Caboose.?
This gave me a chuckle, but it's also what I do as I see it as part of the knowledge gained in each challenge. Good on you. After the challenge is my weak point, when I'm thinking about how much easier or better a step would have been if I had "this or that"! For me, it's a slippery road to buying soapy stuff, these challenges!I do not want this challenge to be an excuse for me to buy anything new.