Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Multi Colored Gradient Soap Challenge

Amy Warden’s Soap Challenge for this month was the Multi-Colored Soap Gradient. I’ve never done this type of color technique before, so I was really looking forward to learning how to do this. I went searching for color inspiration and was really taken with the pretty progression from pink to yellow to blue in the middle layers of this picture:

Photo Courtesy of Funsci.com
Interestingly, I didn’t realize until later that this was actually a picture of the surface of a soap bubble…coincidence or what?!

I knew I would need a slow-moving recipe for this challenge, so I chose one out of Anne-Marie’s new book, Soap Crafting, and I was not disappointed! I used the recipe for the Tie Dye soap and had plenty of play time. Thankfully the fragrance I used was a slow mover too. Here it is in the mold, just after it was poured:


In her tutorial, Amy had given very detailed instructions on how much soap to separate out for each layer and how much to mix for each gradient color, which I found super helpful. I was very excited to cut this one open to reveal the inside, it’s such a happy soap :)






I know I wouldn’t have been able to pull this off without Amy’s excellent step-by-step instructions, so thank you Amy, I’m really enjoying your monthly challenges! 



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40 comments:

  1. Cee this soap is so creamy looking and Beautiful! You get my vote!

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  2. What beautiful colours! So soft and velvety. Very very nice!

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  3. I have been looking at that soap now for several minutes. So beautiful gradient colors! Did you use lab colors? I tried to count how many layers the soap has, but it is impossible.

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    1. I think I had poured 8 layers by the time I was finished! I actually was trying out some wonderful new micas I received, but Lab Colors would be nice too because I think they bleed, so would give a nice gradient effect too.

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  4. It's so pretty! I love the soft look of it and the colors just look like a beautiful rainbow. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much Donna, it was messy but worth it...lol!

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    1. Hi Deirdre, thanks! I used a fragrance called Fairy Dust :)

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  6. Oh my gosh Cee, that is so beautiful! It was well worth the wait to see what it looked like once it was cut.

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    1. Thanks Monica, I'm so lucky it worked the first time! :)

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    2. You mean you have made soaps that haven't worked out the first time? I don't believe it for a minute. ;)

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  7. This is truly beautiful....lovely soft colours. One of my favourites so far :)

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  8. Nice soothing colors, love it!

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  9. It looks like the winning soap, Christine!
    Stunning! One of the most beautiful soaps of yours!

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  10. It's perfect! Just beautiful. Love the soft colors and the way the layers seamlessly move to the next color.

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  11. Oh Cee this is just STUNNING! I absolutely love it. I've nothing to add that hasn't been said already (agree with it all!!) but my money's on this one to win :-D x

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  12. the soft colors are so pretty...just beautiful, Cee!

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  13. Oh wow is this a beauty! I love the smooth transition of each color. You did a fabulous job! I am very impressed...yet again. :)

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  14. This is a great soap - I like that you chose the primary colors and got such a pretty rainbow. I'm impressed that you used micas - those colors are so lovely!

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  15. Oh wow, wow and wow! I just love this one! The colors are so soft and beautiful and I like how you started the red on the bottom. A real work of art! The blue on top is amazing. I love it.

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  16. Were you watching "My Little Pony" episodes? It reminds me of Pinkie Pie dancing on clouds.

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    1. No, lol...but now that you mention it, it sure looks like I was! :D

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  17. What can I add to be original here? Nothing, I suppose!
    Just perfect!

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  18. Thank you SO much for your nice comments everyone....I really appreciate all of your encouragement! =)

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  19. Your colors are so soft and pretty.. I love this!

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  20. Oh, it's beautiful all right! Very lovely colors! How fun that your inspiration was a soap bubble!

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  21. One of the most beautiful gradient multi-color soap I've ever seen!

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  22. Thank you Shannon, Amy, Gordana and Laura! =)

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  23. Wow, that is a gorgeous soap, Cee! I love those colors and the layers turned out beautifully. Bravo!

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  24. Wowza! I'm super impressed! LOVE THIS SOAP!

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  25. What a beautiful soap! I really love how the colors came out and I really like how the yellow pops in the middle =)

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  26. Beautiful soap!

    Victoria
    http://maitribathbody.com

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  27. What a great and colorgul soap! :-)

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  28. Congratulations on getting second place!! I knew it was a good 'un ;-)
    Vicki

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