Saturday, February 21, 2015

Soap Challenge Club – DNA Helix Swirl


Here is my entry for the February Great Cakes Soapworks soap challenge. The design is a DNA / Helix swirl.
I used 8 colors: Red mica, Orange vibrance, Yellow vibrance, Spring green, Blue vibrance, Klein blue and Vibrance Purple and Black mica, from Nurture Soap Supplies.


The initial pour:

Then using a chop stick I made a back and forth motion that produces a Chevron pattern. The next step was to make “S” curves. Here is the result!

Soap Challenge DNA Helix Swirl - in mold

Here is a close up picture:
Soap Challenge DNA Helix Swirl - in the mold

 
And here are the cut bars:

Soap Challenge DNA Helix Swirl - cut bars
 
 
Below is my initial attempt at this technique. I like the soap but unfortunately the 'spiral swirls' were not defined enough. :)

Rainbow DNA Helix Swirl soap


As usual, this was a fun swirl challenge. Thanks Amy!

17 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the colors even better in the cut soap. Nice work!

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  2. I love your rainbow colors! and I agree with Marisa, the colors on your cut bars turned out really nice.

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  3. This is fantastic!! The first soap turned out very pretty too, but I agree- helices are not so defined. The rainbow with just that hint of black really is amazing!!

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    1. Thanks a lot Amy! :) Yes, this type of swirl needs a bit of contrast to look better.

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  4. Gorgeous soap!! I love how you did the rainbow on a diagonal. That would have never occurred to me! Looks fantastic in the raw and the final soap. Great work!

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  5. Your colors are gorgeous! I love how your swirl technique makes the colors really pop.

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    1. Thank you! I love to use mica for coloring soap. :)

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  6. Very beautiful ! loving the rainbow :)

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  7. I always love a rainbow! Love the touch of black you added too :)

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  8. Beautiful entry! I love the first attempt too!

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  9. Love it, love the bright colors, the contrast and the effect, great job.

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