It is April again and I am dreaming about tropical islands and transparent seas. The spring this year has been cold and rainy and I guess there are quite a few people dreaming of similar things.
But before anything else, I do apologize for not having replied to all the comments I was so happy to receive about my previous post. Please forgive me. I will reply tomorrow (or the day after at the latest!) And yes, this is a promise.
This month’s soap challenge hosted by Amy Warden at Great Cakes Soapworks is the “Spinning swirl.” I had wanted to use this technique for a long time and was really excited when Amy announced that in April we would be doing it. Fortunately, against all odds, I managed to make my soap, take the pictures and upload a picture at Amy’s Soap Challenge Site. Thank you Amy, again, for finding yet another way to get us together and let us enjoy soaping and talking about soap!
As I mentioned above, I have all these images of blue lagoons in my head. They helped me choose the color combination for this month’s challenge and, as a result, I have a piece of the sea in my room, curing on the soap shelf.
The lines and curves are different from the classical spin swirl because I poured at a very light trace using a fan-like linear pattern of pouring.
Spinning the mold proved to be a challenge as it was full almost to the brim.
I got the following patterns, too.
The good thing for me is that I got what I wanted and think that I will be using this color combination again.
I wish you all good luck and am very much looking forward to seeing all the beautiful entries!
I wish you a warm and sunny weekend!