Friday, May 22, 2015

Fordite (or Detroit Agate) - handmade soap

Soap Challenge Spinning Swirl - Fordite

This is my cold process soap called Fordite. It was prepared for the April Soap Challenge Club, but I changed my mind and decided to go with another entry (you can see it here). Both of these soaps were made with the spinning swirl technique. I was really amazed at how unique each bar of soap looked!

Soap Challenge Spinning Swirl - cold-process soap
Soap Challenge Spinning Swirl - Fordite
Soap Challenge Spinning Swirl - Fordite
or this way:
Soap Challenge Spinning Swirl - Fordite


Fordite, also known as Detroit Agate, is not actually a gemstone at all. It was formed from layers of paint over several tens of years, in factories that painted automobiles long ago. Especially in Detroit, and hence its name. :) Recently, Fordite has been recycled as eco-friendly jewelry.

8 comments:

  1. this is a very nice technique, but why do you not share how you achieved it please?

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    1. Hi Mary, as I mentioned in the description, this soap was made using the spinning swirl technique.

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  2. Леночка, очень красиво! Молодец!

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  3. Шикарное мыльце, Леночка!!!!

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  4. Hi Jelena!

    Once again, you have created a masterpiece. You are a real colorist with a keen eye for formulating colors that work well together.

    Can you possibly tell me the colors you used to create this work of art?

    All the best,

    Mark

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    1. Thank you, Mark! :)
      The colors I used:
      Yellow Iron Oxide + yellow mica,
      Orange mica,
      Bordeaux mica,
      Dark bronze mica,
      Peacock blue mica,
      Black mica.

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