With Christmas less than two weeks away December has been hectic and exciting at the same time. Part of the excitement for me came thanks to December’s soap challenge hosted by Amy Warden at Great Cakes Soapworks.
Though I have been soaping for almost 9 years now, the spoon swirl as described by Amy in the demo video was one of the techniques I never felt like trying. Up until this month. The spoon swirl, the one where you swirl the soap by turning it over with a spoon, proved worth trying.
I layered the black and white, then poured the pot-swirled colors in some white base and used a spoon to turn the soap over. Just as Amy said, it is a super easy technique which produces amazing results. As I usually start working with colors at very light trace, I made an attempt at being patient and waited until the soap was at middle trace before I used the spoon.
The soap smells of ylang ylang and patchouli, a delicious, warm floral scent.
The last bar had quite a different pattern from the rest of the bars.
The top is swirled with some gold sparkles mica, in addition to the pink, white and black.
I am pleased with the swirl and after trying this, am wondering how the pattern will come out if I swirl the soap at heavy trace… Hmm, it seems that another spoon swirl soap is in order here 🙂
Thank you Amy for yet another wonderful opportunity to have fun and try new techniques!
I hope that everybody is enjoying the preparations for the coming holiday season and will have a fun weekend.
I am so much looking forward to seeing all the amazing works in this challenge!