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.