Amy's Soap Challenge 2013 - Tiger Stripe

It's that time of year again when Amy from Great Cakes Soapworks hosts the 2013 Soap Challenge!  You can click here for all of the details of what she will be showing us each week.  Week 1 was the tiger stripe and it's demonstrated here by Amy.  I love her videos as she is very precise how she makes her soaps and I learn so much from her.  I also love her soaps as they are very silky and oh so good for my skin!     

I admit I had to take some time to think about how I would make my tiger stripe soap.  Having never attempted such a technique I didn't want to just dive into this without planning.  The hardest part was actually thinking about the color combination so I decided to just do what Amy did!  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?  ;-) 


I did a 16 oz batch and used titanium dioxide for the white (1/2 tsp in water), activated charcoal for black (1/2 tsp in water), and then a neon pink for the pink (1/4 tsp in glycerin).  Then I emblelished the top with body safe glitter and candies.  As I was making this soap I thought for sure it wouldn't turn out.  The batter was getting thick and it wasn't pourable anymore.  That's where a spoon can become your best friend.  I think the key is to just keep alternating soap down the center of the mold (tapping down) and you will be okay!  What do you think?  I love it! 


I also created videos of the making and cutting of the soaps.  It was a big effort this time as editing was a pain, but I like to document my creations too.  I can see what I should or shouldn't be doing like overblending!  




That's all she wrote for now.  I am going to check out Amy's Tiger Stripe Link-Up page to see what everyone else created!  Stayed tuned for the next challenge that she'll be showing us:  Elemental Swirl. 

Comments

  1. So cute, Milla! Love the touch of pink, and the top is nice with those pearls.
    Love everything about this soap!

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    1. Thank you! I was hoping the hot pink would spice it up along with the other goodies on top.

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  2. Beautiful tiger stripe, or should I say zebra stripe. The small pink stripes makes your soap look so fresh.

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    1. Thank you! It does look like zebra stripes! The pink batter ended up being so thin, but it worked out in the end!

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  3. That is just stunning Milla - that pop of hot pink really glams it up..I love it!

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    1. Thank you! It makes me think of fluffy pink slippers. LOL!

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  4. So pretty!!! Somehow, I think there are benefits to having a thicker soap as well. Love the look you got!!

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    1. Thank you! I tend to always have thicker soap and as long as it's still somewhat fluid I think it can still work.

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  5. I think your rendition is just drop-dead gorgeous. The stripes are so sharp and eye-catching.

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    1. Thank you! I made sure I used enough color and who cares if it leaves charcoal marks! Haha!

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  6. I love the pink you added, so pretty!!!

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    1. Thank you! I was hoping it would work.

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  7. I absolutely adore this! Love the tops!

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    1. Thank you! I had to let my soap warm up and harden before I could work on the tops and then I had to be careful that I didn't make mud. LOL!

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  8. That pink is AWESOME! So perfect for the black and white!

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  9. Love the black and white contrast. Very elegant.

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    1. Thank you! I was very surprised when I unmolded it!

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    1. Thank you! I love fluffy tops with stuff on top!

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  12. Wow, Milla, this soap is stunning! I love the splash of pink against the black and white. Bravo!

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  13. Beautiful, it's very striking! I love the little touch of pink too! :)

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    1. Thank you! I love pink soap so it had to have some!

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  14. Very nice video and pretty soap too! The coloring is just brilliant!

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  15. Nice black and white with the accent of pink!

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  16. oh wow!!! Thank you guys so much for all of the compliments! It really made my day. My fellow soapers are truly wonderful, supportive people. :-)

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  17. I love it, too! With this pink stripe looks so whimsical, like a rebel teenage girl!
    Hey, I did just as you, scooped the soap batter with a spoon and pour layer by layer. It worked for me, as well!

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  18. That is absolutely gorgeous! Loving the Black & White then the shock of vibrant pink at the top.

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  19. Really stunning soap. I love how you've finished off the top, it just makes the soap look so different :) Linda

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  20. Beautiful Soap! The tops is just stunning and the stripes are really sharp.

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  21. Beautiful! I love how it turned out for you! Such a visually appealing soap- Nice contrast and pop with the pink!

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  22. I must admit, the addition of a 3rd color adds something fantastic - and you got such vibrant stripes/colors too! Just wonderful to look at and love the videos :)

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  23. I love the black & pink combo, and I'm so happy it turned out so well since it was your first time! These are beautiful :)

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