Friday, March 14, 2014

Drop Swirl Technique - Soap Challenge

It has been a while since I have joined one of the Soap Challenges that Amy from Great Cakes Soapworks hosts.  I usually miss the deadline and end up not signing up.  This time as soon as I found out that the Drop Swirl Technique would be the challenge for this month I made sure to make the list! 


I thought about colors to use.  I wanted something bright and high contrasting.  I decided to go with the colors from this palette from Design Seeds "Peony Palette":




I thought about using the light teal as the background..but then decided to go with the pink.  I got a little carried away with the pink as you can see, and my teal was a little too dark!  


I need to remember that sometimes "Less is Best" :)

I also decided to add some Stearic Acid to this batch.  I wanted to have a much harder bar.  I was surprised on how fast my mixture ended up tracing.  I was not soaping with any milks so I went a little higher than my usual temp, high 90 degrees.  The fragrance that I used which is Mango has always been a slow mover for me so I am thinking that the Stearic Acid was the culprit.  I also ended up with tons of air bubbles!  I made a much smaller batch than I am used to and ended up adding a air bubbles when I tried to mix in my colors.

While the colors may have be a tad too bright and dark, I do like how this swirl came out. I am thinking that next time I am not going to gel it and see if the colors play much better.  I love this fragrance so this will be a batch that I keep for my personal use.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

HAPPY SOAPING!!!
Roxana







24 comments:

  1. Love this! I know you didn't mean for the teal to be so dark but I just LOVE it! :-)

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  2. You lways make the most beautiful swirls, Roxana, I am glad you join this challenge.Lovely colours, so vibrant! Gorgeous, Roxana, if I could, I would vote for you!

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    1. Awww. Thank you Natalia! You are really sweet :)

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  3. The colours show your how passionate and hot you are :-)

    They are beautiful and the soap is so summery and girly, I love it. It's a real mood-lifter, when you're down, just look at it and it will bring a smile onto your face!
    I would also vote for you, I'm sure this soap is one of a kind! 'Disco soap'- sorry for naming it, it just came to me, I couldn't help!

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    1. I LOVE THAT NAME! This will now be know as my "DISCO SOAP!!!! LOL Love it!

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  4. So pretty!! Love the bright colors and swirls.

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  5. Wow, that is a gorgeous soap, Roxana! Those colors and swirls are so pretty! I love the drop swirl technique. Best of luck to you in the challenge!

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  6. Glad you got to enter the challenge this time Roxana. Your soap is certainly eye catching, and what a pretty palette. You did a great job with the swirling.

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  7. How fresh your blog looks like! Don´t think the colors look too dark. I think it looks like a perfect Easter soap. Reminds me of colorful Easter eggs.

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  8. Love your colors and great definition

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  9. This is just gorgeous! So bright and happy!

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  10. Love the crazy colors - the pink is eye popping!

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    1. Thank you! I was a little worried that I may have gone a little over the top with my pink :)

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  11. Good grief...I'm really behind on the commenting! I LOVE this one...I think the colors pop and are just perfect! Gorgeous drop swirl, by the way! =)

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    1. LOL! thanks Cee!...I was starting to wonder where you were. My feelings were getting mighty hurt! he he :)

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  12. I actually LOVE the super bright colors! Very pretty soap!!!

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  13. I think it looks super! It's not easy to match colors to a palette! Very bold and beautiful. :)

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