I believe that the international soaping community already know what this month’s challenge is. Ebru is the keyword for June and many of the participants have already published their beautiful entries! If you are not a member of the Soap Challenge Club hosted by Amy Warden, you should wait for a while until the voting is over 🙂
In the recent months I have become to pay special attention to the decoration of my soap tops and the Ebru technique was a wonderful chance to explore yet another way of “painting” using soap batter.
Like every theme which Amy sets for the challenges, there were so many options here again! I debated whether I should do a single flower on a marbled background or go for a scenery or a geometric pattern. I even thought of a design similar to Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” but gave up as I was not sure I could “paint” the vase well.
After a lot of surfing on the Internet on my way to work and back, I found an Ebru picture on Pinterest and a pretty pretty photo of poppies.
My soap was influenced by the two pictures above. I imagined a flower field in late spring-early summer.
I used three green, two pink, three purple colors, yellow, orange, and two blue micas.
The soap is scented with rose fragrance oil but it (against all my expectations) sped up trace and I had to finish up very fast.
And this is how the soap looked 24 hours later.
Again, thank you Amy for your hard work! Thank you for bringing us together with yet another exciting challenge!