Is it so long? Three weeks have already passed since I met Silvia in Tokyo! Meeting her was so fun, we talked so much that there was no time left to take pictures! Everybody knows that girls talk a lot but when you meet a really special friend, you feel that you can talk for days and days with her. So I hope that we can see each other soon again to continue talking and eventually take some pictures!
This month’s Soap Challenge, hosted by Amy Warden at Great Cakes Soapworks is about combing techniques. For the demo vide, Amy used a new swirl she called the serpentine swirl and her soap turned out so beautiful that I thought I wanted to make something similar. So I made my combs and when I decided to do some more research on combing techniques I found videos on paper marbling. All the patterns were stunning and each one was saying “try me” 🙂 I even thought of buying the dyes, paper and all necessary equipment for paper marbling so I could try them.
Eventually, I did a mixture of techniques and got this.
First, I poured the colors in a faux-funnel style. Then I used a comb to go forth and back exactly in the way Amy showed in her demo video. For the third go, I used a rake whose pins were placed twice wider than the comb and went from left to right making wavy movements.
I wondered how to call the pattern and came up with names like “Serpentine swirl with a twist” and “Fleur de Lis.”
The soap is scented with fragrance oils of freesia and (a hint of) sandalwood. It smells fresh and clean so much so that I have decided to use this combination in other soaps, too.
I am pleased with how the soap turned out. Needless to say, I really want to try so many other patterns and see how they work in soap.
I wish you all a pleasant weekend and fun doing what you want or have to do!