Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Feathered in-the-pot swirl

I've been experimenting lately with making the Feathered ITP Swirl soap. It's a traditional soaping technique with a little twist, which allows to achieve a feathered look in the final soap. Here are some photos of the process and the results.

The first soap is called Satsuma, I love the smell!
In the pot, after a quick stir:
in the mold:
after being cut:

in-the-pot swirl soap - feathered ITP swirl
in-the-pot swirl soap - feathered ITP swirl
in-the-pot swirl soap - feathered ITP swirl
The 2nd soap is called Black Cherry, it's colored with red, black and gold mica.
In the pot:
As you can see, the trace is a bit thicker here - I did that intentionally to see if it makes any difference in the feathered look. Just one stir this time before pouring into mold:
The cut bars, all of them. Yes, it was a very small batch. :)
in-the-pot swirl soap - feathered ITP swirl
And finally the 3rd attempt at this soap technique, it's scented with sandalwood fragrance oil.
The soap has reached medium trace:
Just poured into the mold:
I should have left it this way, but I decided to make a textured top, as there was still quite a lot of soap batter left in the pot.
The cut bars:
in-the-pot swirl soap - feathered ITP swirl
I am pretty happy to see that there are feathered swirls in each batch, although they look differently.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Soap technique - Wall Pour

I will present some of my soaps which were made some time ago. These two batches of soap were created in November 2014 and were inspired by this beautiful soap by Jabones de Casa. Also, their design would not be possible without the help of Tatsiana steso who provided me with some valuable insights on how to make them. I call this soap technique the wall pour swirl.

The first one is scented with Brambleberry's Cranberry Fig:
Soap technique - Wall Pour

Soap technique - Wall Pour
new soap technique - Tall & Skinny Shimmy

The second soap is Black Vanilla:
soap technique - Wall Pour - Tall & Skinny Shimmy

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Butterfly swirl soap

I've created butterfly swirl soaps previously, for the January Soap Challenge Club. You can see my entry here:

This time I decided to move the hanger in a different motion, based on the pattern suggested by steso. She has created 3 beautiful butterfly swirl soap using this pattern, which she shows in her blog.
A couple of days ago it was her birthday, so I decided to dedicate my new soap to Tatsiana-steso. :) The swirl is colored with a silver mica, so I think I'll call this soap "Silver Butterfly".
Here it is:
Butterfly swirl soap