Here is my entry:
|Sexy Little Thing Lotus Blossom of Circling Taiwan Swirl|
The version of the Circling Taiwan Swirl that we were tasked to complete is the Elaine Wright method. Elaine Wright has several videos with unique and amazing swirls. Check out her YouTube page!
Making Video by Elaine Wright: https://youtu.be/VIy8DMO4FYI
Cutting Video by Elaine Wright: https://youtu.be/CYMQgR_IVQM
There were several guidelines that we had to follow and I will summarize them below:
1. Use a log mold
2. Use 3 horizontal dividers
3. Use cold process soap only
4. Demonstrate the Circling Taiwan Swirl only
5. The soap has to be poured 2X thick so it can be cut down the middle to show the swirl inside.
First thang's first, I had to prepare my mold. So, here is my mold with the homemade dividers. I wrapped pieces of cardboard in packing tape to keep my soap protected from the cardboard. Also, I got this spiffy new mold from Essential Depot. Super awesome, yeah! The basket keeps the mold nice and steady and the silicone is a great quality.
I decided to use a fragrance called "Sexy Little Things" from Wholesale Supplies Plus. This fragrance smells really awesome. It is described as "A feminine blend of jasmine, lily and violet with juicy apple and lime." I just think that is smells awesome!
|Sexy Little Things and my sexy little colors|
To go along with my Sexy Little Things theme I decided to use several sexy colors from Mad Oils. I love Mad Oils for colors because they work so well in cold process soap. They always disperse really well and are vibrant every time I use them. The colors that I used are Flirt Mica, Tahitian Teal Mica, and Key West Blue Mica. I chose these colors because of all of the flirting that happens in Tahiti and Key West in those teeny bikinis AND I may have got some inspiration of the image from somewhere in Tahiti . . .
|Doesn't this looks awesome!|
|Beautiful colored swirls!|
When I poured my soap into the mold I really had to press down on the dividers to get them to not leak from the bottom of the mold. I decided to use the pink in 2 of the sections with the light blue and teal each getting one section. Here is my soap with the dividers removed. I forgot to take a picture of the soap with the dividers in.
|Pink, Teal, Pink, Blue|
|My swirled soap!|
I let this soap sit in my oven overnight with the light on to fully gel. Worked like a charm :)
Here are my cut pics. I cut the soap into 2 1/4 in sections and then cut the chunks in half to expose what was on the inside of the soaps. Every picture below is a look at the inside cut of the soap.
|End Lotus Blossom|
|Another end Lotus Blossom|
|One of each ends side by side|
|One of the middle sections|