SMF September 2019 Challenge - Linear Swirl

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  1. Sep 11, 2019 #41

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    Here's the result! Not really a linear swirl (yet), but I think there's potential. I think I'll try to enter an HP soap for this challenge!
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  2. Sep 11, 2019 #42

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    Hey! That is my soap! How funny to see it pop up. That is called a DNA swirl, done in a slab.

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    In a loaf, if you swirl soap that is poured in lines running the depth of the mold and cut as you usually do a loaf mold, you'll end up with vertical lines, like the bottom of this soap. They can be broad or very fine depending on how you pour and swirl of course.

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  3. Sep 12, 2019 #43

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    Wow @newbie that's probably my favorite linear swirl soap I've seen so far!
    And thanks for the picture of linear swirls in a loaf mold! It has a pretty cool effect!
     
  4. Sep 12, 2019 #44

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    Is there a video of you making this gorgeous soap? I thought I had run across it on YouTube but can't find it now. Or did I dream that? o_O
     
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    It must have been a different video. I didn't make one while doing that soap- just took pictures.

    Thanks, Szasza! There are so many cool patterns that start with lines and I'm hoping to see some amazing ones this month.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2019 #46

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    7. Kiti Williams - Can I join?
     
  7. Sep 13, 2019 #47

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    "...That is called a DNA swirl, done in a slab...."

    @newbie -- I read this as "That is called a DNA swirl, done in a LAB...."

    DNA ... lab .... yeah, pretty esoteric humor, I know....
     
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    1. szaza - hmmm.. to hp or not to hp?
    2. dibbles - I’ll worry about what we can do later. I’m in.
    3. MarnieSoapien - This looks like fun!
    4. SYT - I'll give it a go!
    5. Mobjack Bay - I’m clueless, but I can’t resist!
    6. steffamarie - I simply adore swirls like this. Can't wait!
    7. Kiti Williams

    Kiti, yes, you have been a member for over a month and have over 50 posts. You're in!

    @DeeAnna- so nerdy! Love it as I am a complete nerd myself.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2019 #49

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    1. szaza - hmmm.. to hp or not to hp?
    2. dibbles - I’ll worry about what we can do later. I’m in.
    3. MarnieSoapien - This looks like fun!
    4. SYT - I'll give it a go!
    5. Mobjack Bay - I’m clueless, but I can’t resist!
    6. steffamarie - I simply adore swirls like this. Can't wait!
    7. Kiti Williams
    8. jules92207 - cause what better way to get back into soaping but start a challenge I have no idea how to approach
     
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    It’s been a swirling whirlwind in my house. Four batches of soap, 6 different molds, but I still can’t cut a slab without butchering the soap. If there’s an upside, it’s that I now have plenty of trimmings for confetti bars. I’ve also conquered discoloring FOs.
     
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    Ya hoo!
     
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    jules92207, we can both give it the good old soaper's try!
     
  13. Sep 16, 2019 #53

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    I'm thinking you might be speaking of this video:

    I too thought of it when seeing Newbie's photo. It is such a beautiful design.
     
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    You are TOO funny!
    :lol:
     
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    I think MarnieSoapien is thinking about this video when asking if you uploaded a video of you making this soap because it looked like one she watched.

    My thoughts exactly, and such an eye-catching design!!
     
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    I'm such a curious person, had to look up what 'fleur de lis' meant in English.

    From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur-de-lis:
    The fleur-de-lis or fleur-de-lys (plural: fleurs-de-lis, or fleurs-de-lys) is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means "flower", and lis means "lily") that is used as a decorative design or motif.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2019 #57

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    You're right! That was the video I was thing of. Thanks :D
     
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    Szaza you are getting really close to the look my friend had in her soap! She can't find pics of it unfortunately.

    I have yet to make soap - life is a bit crazy for me at the moment. This week should be better for me time wise, but of course the temps are forecasted for 80°F = hot soap dungeon. I may have to take over the kitchen to get this done, lol!
     
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    Two great minds and all ;). I KNEW exactly which video right away as this design is one I'm dying to do; too many lovely ones out there to attempt. You are quite welcome.
     
  20. Sep 16, 2019 #60

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    You know it!
     

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