Sunday, 31 March 2013

Tiger Stripe - Soap Challenge week 1

Last week I mentioned that I would post a video on swirling Melt and Pour soap but I forgot that I have entered the soap challenge with Amy Warden of Great Cakes. So I will have to post about the Melt and Pour in a few weeks time as there are 3 more challenges to go.


I wasn't really sure if I would like this challenge as it seemed so similar to the Faux Funnel which you can see here, here, here, here and here. One of these posts is also a challenge from Amy last year. I must admit it turned out better than I expected. I did have fun. Thanks Amy. It is a little different to Faux Funnel

You will need:


If you have never made Cold Process soap before make sure you understand the dangers and you are well covered up with eye goggle, an apron, gloves etc. See this great tutorial from The Soap Queen. Once you have your lye and oils at the correct temps add the lye to the oils and stick blend for a very shot while - just until emulsified. Separate the mixture into your jugs with your pre-mixed oxides and pigments. I then mix with a hand whisk to keep the mixture thin and get the colour all mixed properly.

Pour your soap in layers along the mould in alternating colours until it is all finished. Easy peesy


Tiger stripe-009 Tiger stripe-013 Tiger stripe-018Tiger stripe-029


You can see the video here

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  1. I like the colors in your soap very much and you got pretty stripes. I had never tried this technique nor faux funnel, so it was very fun to make.

  2. Nice work with all the colors Odie! Beautiful and have the look of Easter eggs! Casanova fragrance sounds mysterious.

  3. Lovely soap, the stripes are beautiful!

  4. Very Springlike colors - is it actually Spring in South Africa?? Love your soap, Odette!

  5. Love the pastel tones in your stripes.

  6. Gorgeous, Odette! I like how everyone's tiger stripes are turning out. I will definitely have to give that technique a try someday!

  7. I'm super digging on your tiger stripe soaps came out, especially with those colors. Great job! =)


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