Grandmother & Soaper
- Apr 30, 2016
- Reaction score
- Western Illinois, USA
Thank you, Daryl. I've used black walnut powder before as a brown colorant, but I don't really remember how abrasive it was. I think I've only used that soap on my hands, though. Co-incidentally, it was in a soap I was trying to get a wood grain look with the swirl, funny that. Anyway, no it wasn't the only colorant I used. But I used far less colorant in it than in my entry soap. I used two micas from Steph's Micas & More: orange coral and clementine, but in much smaller amounts. And because the batter was so fluid and so slow moving, the colors really did merge into each other than I had planned.I love this. Don't change a thing. It looks like wood grain....maybe white birch or white-washed pine. Actually, it reminds me of cypress, which I use in a lot of furniture building. The black walnut powder looks awesome, but I wonder now abrasive it might be in use. I admit, this isn't the most "tiger-stripey" think I've ever seen, but I'd consider this design as serendipitous and count my blessings. Was this just natural soap with black walnut as the only colorant?
I do like the wispy effect, though and am glad I got it because I wanted to know if I could actually re-create it (having done it in the past, but not purposely.) Maybe next time I try this, I'll use a more woody fragrance. But even with White Jasmine as the scent, I am loving it.