SMF September 2019 Challenge - Linear Swirl

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  1. Sep 21, 2019 #81

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    Kiti Williams said:
    I use a loaf mold, so do I cut it into cubes then do a horizontal cut?

    Kiti Williams and amd, you are both correct; cutting in the traditional manner negates the 'swirl' pattern. Cutting loaf into hunks/chunks/cubes and then turning them on their side and making horizontal cut reveals swirls.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2019 #82

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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
    9. Dawni - I'll be leaving the country before the weekend so I have only a few days to make this. I hope I get time (sigh). I haven't soaped in weeks!
    10.Michele50-out of town but brought the tools of the trade with me. This will be my 1st challenge......maybe :confused:
     
  3. Sep 21, 2019 #83

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    Well, batch #3 is interesting, My mica may be too light to do this challenge. I used the entire packet of the darkest color, it is all over the edges and top, but I got something else when I cut horizontally. I think I will post all 3 batches in one photo, so we can figure out just what is going on.
     
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    Question for anyone who knows:
    Is this where we will post a photo of the Taiwan Linear swirl for the September Challenge?? I didn't know if there would be a new thread started or if this thread would be the location for posts. While I've consulted this soap forum for multiple years I'm new to being a member so not sure how these things work. Thanks in advance. ;)
     
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    My problem was I got the dates mixed up, I thought it was the 23rd and it is the 24th that the thread will be opened for the challenge.

    A simple re-verification of the dates would have save me from bothering anyone. Thank you.
     
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    OK, where do we post the photos? I haven't gotten a link via e-mail and I am a bit confused here!
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    Thanks, @dibbles I knew I was forgetting to do something when I posted the entry link! My apologies!
     
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    Nice soaps @Primrose and @dibbles! Thanks @amd for setting up the challenge.

    I’m happy to have decided on and posted an entry. I made four other soaps, trying various molds and approaches to linear pouring and swirling. I posted them in the media section. It was all fun and another great learning experience.
     
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    @dibbles I had a better chance to look at your soap and love the look you achieved by pulling the swirls around in a circular pattern. You are the queen of wispy swirls!
     
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    The entries so far are lovely. I love looking at them !
     
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    Amazing entries everyone! I Ohhhh'd every time I scrolled to the next one.
     
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    This was so much fun to learn - and frustrating at times, too! My first attempt, I just tried to pour really thin lines and then used the chopstick to draw the lines in the opposite direction and then the swirl - HUGE fail! lol I mean, it's still soap, it's lovely, but no one could tell that it was a peacock swirl! Second time, I made a 'comb' and got some squeeze bottles - much closer! 3rd time the goddess of all things soapy were working against me and I ended up with a plopandglop mess - still nice looking and smells ever so good, but not a swirl at all... 4th try, my colors were off, but it was a lovely swirl!

    I was never able to get any of my soaps to gel in the slab mold. Used a heating pad and covered it, smeared it. Used CPOP, still no gel. *shrugs* more research is needed!
    Here's one that I liked and thought was nice but I loved my peacock feather looking one better...
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    @Mobjack Bay - I don't know how you chose which one to post! All of your attempts are just lovely! I agree with you about @dibbles being the queen of feathery swirl, too!
    @MarnieSoapien - lovely color combo! Were you able to gel your slab?
    All the soaps are so awesome! @Kiti Williams looks so delicate and @Primrose looks like vining flowers to me!
     
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    @Deborah Long Thank you! Yes, it did gel. I covered it with cardboard and a towel, popped it in the oven to CPOP and left it in for a couple of hours. That seemed to do the trick.
     
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    There are many beautiful swirls and colors. Kudos to everyone!
     
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    @Deborah Long I finally made up my mind by picking the one that is the least like the others I made. :) It was hard to rule out the one where I used the soap poured from the funnel pitcher to create thin lines within the lines I poured into the slab mold. That’s the one I scented with Cranberry Fig FO. I think it looks pretty close to real marbled paper. The final soap turned out kind of dark, but it’s a technique worth trying again. I think I need to add more light color batter so the thin lines will show up better.

    I love the colors of your soap!
     
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