Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Soap Challenge winners

Congratulations to the winners of the soap challenge for this month.

Amy Burdick of Tenth Avenue Soapworks won first place finish with Fresh Snow soap:

Sharon Phillips won second place. She created an this beautiful contrasting white and bright rainbow soap for the challenge:
 



And the third place was a tie, Kevin Devine AND Jaime Taht of Sleeping Gypsy Designs.
Next month we will be using squeezie bottles to create some fun soaps. I am looking forward to it.
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Monday, 21 October 2013

Steam away Soda Ash

I recently saw this post from The Soap Queen. I got so excited because it meant that my soaps would ALWAYS look pretty and perfect. As I have a clothes steamer I decided I had to try it.

Soda ASh Collage

See for yourself. 

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AND

Soda Ash Collage3

You can also see the Youtube video here. I would imagine you could also use a steam iron if you have one that shoots out a jet of steam with a specific button.

 Thanks Anne Marie. This is so great to know.

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Dandelion Soap - a tutorial

I have been really sick so I have missed three blog posts. Sorry guys. It it the soap challenge once again from Great cakes soapworks. This week we made Dandelion soap using a technique from this site. What a great technique. This results in a very delicate set of lines in your soap. Really beautiful.

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You You can see the YouTube video here

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

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