SMF Soap Making Challenge October: Hidden Feather Swirl

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This month's challenge is the hidden feather swirl. I've been wanting to try this technique for a while now so figured why not make it for my tutorial.

The idea is to create a feather that is suspended within your soap by pouring layers of colour in a thin channel down the middle of your soap.

SMF Challenge General Rules
· To enter you must have a minimum of 50 posts and been a member for a month (sorry but no exceptions on this)
· Please add your name to the sign up list if you wish to participate (however, you don’t have to enter a soap at the end if you don’t feel happy with what you have produced)
· The challenge thread should be used to upload pictures of any of your challenge attempts where you can ask for advice and discuss the technique with other members.
· Constructive criticism is welcomed, but please try to keep your comments polite.
· Competition entries must be uploaded to the separate entry thread before the closing date. The thread will open on 19/10/15 (Please follow the challenge specific rules as to what you need to enter)
· After the closing date 24/10/15 the winning entry will be chosen using survey monkey and the winner announced at the end of the month. There is no prize attached to this challenge.
· If you fail to make the challenge deadline, you are still welcome to upload your soap onto the thread, but your entry will not be eligible for voting. We still love to see anything you have produced.
· Even though there is no prize, this is still a competition. If your entry is deemed not to fulfil the general rules or the rules specific to the challenge in any way, then you will be given the opportunity to amend your entry. If this is not possible then your entry will not be included in the voting.
· Newbie, Saponista, Lionproncess00, Sonya-m and GalaxyMLP reserve the right to have the final say on whether a soap is eligible for voting.

The rules for this challenge are:

1) Your feather needs to comprise of at least 3 colours (use as many as you like!) - these can be varying shades of one colour.

2) You need to use each colour in your feather at least 3 times.

3) Your feather needs to be suspended within your soap i.e. enclosed on all sides by your base.

4) You need to use a loaf mould and your soap should be cut vertically.

5) I've seen variations of this technique where people have created flowers etc but all we're looking for here is a feather.

Your base colour can be anything you wish and you don't have to stick to just one colour if you don't want to for your base.

Entries must be in the entry thread (to be posted later) by 11.59 pm BST October 24th.


Rules for entry pictures:

1) Your entry pic should be a picture of your cut soap showing the feather within.

2) Please refrain from posting pictures of the soap you plan to enter in this thread, your entry soap should not be posted until the entry thread is open. Feel free to share any attempts that you don't intend to enter.


So here it is, please be kind as I've never recorded any type of video before - it's so strange hearing yourself on film. The finished video was way too long so I have edited to show you just the bits that matter. Please ignore the fact that I tell you that you have one last thing to do, twice!!

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O7wswqJqEM[/ame]


Here are the cut pics too.

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Are we allowed to use other design features in our soap like embeds for example?

I will say yes so long as they don't disrupt the feather i.e. They will need to be either side of the feather if you do use them
 

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Nice video Sonya - and your soap turned out lovely. Looking forward to trying this.
 

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I won't be a member for a month until the 15th, so I'm not eligible for this challenge, but I plan to try this technique anyway! Looks cool!
 

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afbrat, if you will be a member by the 15th, you can just sign up on the 16th. Entering doesn't close before then!

Ha! Another late night soaper, eh, Sonya?! I see your clock says 11:30 pm. I haven't finished the video because I saw your clock but it's good so far.
 
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