The northern winds are sweeping the streets of Tokyo. Come this time of the year, the city gets adorned by the pretty flowers of camellia trees. Their quiet beauty makes the walk in the nearby park a pleasant experience even on a cold cloudy day.
January’s Soap Challenge, hosted by our gracious hostess Amy Warden at the Great Cakes Soapworks is the “Butterfly swirl.” A real challenge I should say as you have to be very careful about the trace, the height from which you pour your colors, the place which your colors drop at, the movement of the hanger in the mold, etc.
Thanks to this challenge, I discovered the wonderful world of butterflies – the incredible colors, shapes, stunning beauty. Though I had seen different kinds of butterflies both in Europe and Asia, this was the first time I really felt like recreating the beauty of a butterfly in a soap. Impossible though it was I gave it a try. The result is an abstract image which still makes me think of butterflies.
I used two colors to create the base pink. What is more importnat thiough is that I finally learned to be patient and wait until I get medium trace. It was worth waiting because the colors are distinct and some of the lines became as thin and beautiful as they get.
I got one more pattern in the mold, which I call Egyptian queen (even though the colors are not very Egyptian…right?)
I think that I can safely say that I got the butterflies – not only in my stomach before cutting the soap but also into the soap itself 🙂
As for the top of the soap, my hand seems to follow the same pattern when I just relax and let it go…
I love the circular swirls and the combination of different hues of pink with white and gold. Girly stuff, isn’t it? 🙂
I have seen almost all the entries for this month’s challenge and love all of them! I have never before seen so many, so different, so beautiful soaps in one place!!