Monday, 29 June 2015

The Find - Watercrest Mall

I have a very creative client , Louise, who owns a store in the Watercrest Mall in Waterfall called The Find.

She designed all these soaps and has made the most amazing labels to go on the boxes. I was just the soap maker.

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Don't they look amazing?

Well done Louise

Friday, 19 June 2015

Ebru Soap - A Soap Challenge entry

This month Amy from Great cakes Soapworks decided on the Ebru technique for our challenge. This was quite difficult actually. It requires the skill of free hand drawing, something I don't have.

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This was my inspiration for the soap I made but as you can see it did not turn out quite like that. I figured if I chose something really simple that did not require too much drawing I think the thing I noticed most about the differences between the two mediums is the consistency. I think doing this technique with soap is really hard as your soap is setting while you work but with the marbling ingredients they remain fluid all the time.

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I used  a slow moving fragrance and did not put any fragrance in the colours BUT what I found was the base started to set up while I was dragging/ drawing my pattern. I think that I may have had my oils too cold but I was afraid if they were too warm they would set up faster. Decisions, decisions!

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Despite the difficulties encountered it was a fun technique to try and I will definitely attempt it again. I might have to do a little more research though and see what the other contestants tried.

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Drop swirl soaps

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I am having so much fun with the drop swirl technique.

You can see my first attempt at it here

The above soaps were made with Peacock green mica, Titanium di oxide, Blue oxide and green oxide.

It is such a fun technique and all your bars are so different.

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