Tear Drop Swirl Soap Challenge - Sea Island Grapefruit May 13, 2016 17:12 7 Comments
This month's soap challenge was quite a challenge. Once the tutorial was sent out, I started thinking about colors and trying to figure out what I could do to make my soap stand out and be unique from the others entered. This month there was an all-time high for participants entering the challenge, so thinking outside the "box" was a must.
My inspiration for my color scheme was a hibiscus that I had saw, beautiful pink petals with white, yellow and red stamen. All my colors that I used are from Nurture Soap. I chose really red mica and mixed a bit of orange vibrance mica in with it, yellow vibrance mica, Hollywood pink mica and titanium dioxide. The fragrance that I chose (sea island grapefruit) was new and untested in soap, but from what I had read, it was very nice to work with.
Once I had my mold lined it was time to dive right in. My first batch turned out alright but I thought I try it again.
This is batch #1. Yes, okay but the drop seemed a bit high and the drop swirl that I integrated into it wasn't doing it for me.
The second batch I used more of the orange in the red and orange mix of mica and changed up places with the pink. I swirled the drop swirls a bit with my mini whisk and this is what I ended up with.
This is the whole batch all cleaned up and stamped. The stamp makes it a bit hard to see the tear drop in the soap, but all in all I like it. The scent of the fragrance is divine. I probably wouldn't have cared if it didn't turn out because I love the scent so much (more for me to use :) ).
For the purpose of the challenge to see the soap clearly and critique and vote, this is my entry below.
I did make other batches with different fragrance oils, but they accelerated the trace, so I ended up with some batches of soap that are very cool and unique. I must say that I had lots of fun with this technique and do look forward to doing it again. I also can't wait to see what all the other members who entered have come up with. You are all very inspiring!