I can’t believe it’s already time to post our entries for Amy Warden’s challenge.
I’ve always enjoyed Amy’s challenges and this time she changed it up a bit. Each participating soaper paid a small fee. Those paying the fee will then vote on their favorite entry with the winner receiving a prize. This round’s prize is an 18 bar slab mold from BrambleBerry. Sweet!
I consider the peacock swirl to be an advanced technique and it took some practice for me to be successful. Here is my first attempt.
A big gray mess. I’m not exactly sure what went wrong here but I think it was a combination of things. The soap traced faster than expected and the comb tines were too close together. Once this happened I didn’t even try the ‘S” to finish it off. However, in preparation for a screw-up, I had more oils and lye cooling in the back ground .
Here’s my second batch….
Now that’s what I’m talking ’bout! Here it is cut into bars.
The colors changed a bit overnight and the pictures were taken at different times of the day. I’m really pleased with the end result. Now if I can just master cutting bars the same size I’ll be all set .
I’m looking forward to the next challenge. But until then…