Oh joy and the other delights of experimentation. Keeps your mind flexible whatever the subject, product, activity! As a fellow soaper says " A Mistake is so much fun, You just have to do it again"!
This weeks Internationale Soaping Challenge # 6 has been a challenge. My first try was so successful in many ways that I just had to push my luck and go for a second! Called the faux funnel swirl technique using colors and circles of soap to design with. Cutting techniques can also come into play with this challenge.
The hostess of these fun soaping design and ingredient challenges is Amy @ Great Cakes Soap Works whose soap can be found here . Amy has been a tireless hostess for the soap challenges and currently 93 soapers from around the world are involved on one level or another. She has even arranged a soap swap for those of the group who are interested in that activity. Go Amy and thank you so much for all the inspiration! This challenge will live on in infamy I think!
As I'm always one holiday, celebration day behind what is current for some reason, here is my Earth Day soap one week delayed and not yet cured! Heh heh. OK start with a color a soap recipe and a fragrance, hopefully one that doesn't travel too fast. Well my favorite colors are blues and greens! So that was the easy part the planning the beginning. Ah but to add 5colors well that was a challenge. I had two blues, one clear and one grayed and three greens (but only added two), and for a contrast the yellow.
The fragrance I chose was Energy, like solar? The name of this soap was definitely an after thought, like after I cut the soap and saw it looked like distant photos of the earth from space! LOL a fertile imagination is a necessity here! So now you know why I call this Earth Day soap which includes the solar "Energy Fragrance Oil" which is such a lovely bright citrus.