The Column Swirl

Soapylove, Debbie Chialtas, posted a really cool video on her Facebook pageCheck it out.  They of course are using paint…but I see soap!  I had to give it a try!  So here it is…

Recipe (so I remember):  12 oz coconut, 8 oz olive, 7 oz palm, 2 oz jojoba, 1 oz castor

 

 

Doh!  I kind of ruined it with a skewer.  Now it looks like a regular funnel swirl.  Lol.  I guess I was just worried that when you break it down into individual bars that there wouldn’t be enough interest in each bar. 

A very cool effect! I’m going to play with it some more.

Thanks, Debbie!
Amanda

42 Responses

  1. Celine Blacow
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    That is amazing … I just watched that video, how cool!!

    Love that effect .. pity I don’t have a divider tray like that though.

  2. Tonya Harper
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    i am so trying this!

  3. Ruth Esteves
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    I saw that video and was wondering how to do that with soap. You beat me to it! :) It looks great and I can’t wait to see the cut bars.

  4. Ann Stoermer
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    Wow, that is really cool! I saw that video a few weeks ago and and made my kids watch it with me I loved it so much! I wonder if you can do little mini ones. The effect is so awesome when it is all attached. I think the skewer was a good idea. It looks amazing. :)

  5. Debbie
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    I am so glad you tried it! I think the skewer technique made it really interesting – although the way it was before was also really beautiful. Way to motivate on this project! Kudos! You owe me a bar for providing the inspiration. 😉

  6. iheartsoap
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    Thanks, everyone! Debbie, you got it! 😉

  7. Erin Pikor
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    So Cool! Thanks LovinSoap via Soapylove! I have been pondering how to design soap for all of these EO blends I have been making – I am definitely going to try this. I DO have a few 4×4’s laying around too. :)

  8. Monique
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    Great job,
    I love the skewer effect, I think it added not took away.
    Didn’t your cp harden up a bit, or did you have to do this all at very VERY light trace?

    You HAVE to show us what they look like when you take them out. =)

    • iheartsoap
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      Thanks, Monique! I did it a very light trace. Actually you don’t even want to see trace so you have enough time to separate out your colors. You just want to have a stable emulsion. It did get a bit thick. I scented it with peppermint and lavender EO.

  9. Victoria Barrett
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    I watched the video too and I think you did an amazing job at this. I’d like to give it a try to see how well I can do. This is worth the effort for such amazing results.

  10. Steph B
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    I love it! Really nice job!
    What is the “stone” that you used under the funnel?
    It is really cool! The effect is amazing! I have to try. Can’t wait to play with colors too! :)

  11. iheartsoap
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    It is a piece of wood. Measures about 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 6″. Thanks!

  12. Renee
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    LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEE IT!!!! I was wondering how to accomplish that effect with soap. Can’t wait to try it. Is that a very very light trace? And why did you cover with plastic wrap before adding the dividers?

    • iheartsoap
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      Thanks, Renee! I didn’t cover it with plastic wrap. The soap was setting up a bit and it made that effect. :)

  13. Donna
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    I’m glad you did it. After watching the video earlier today I had plans to give it a try later this week. Now I know for sure that I will. Yours looks fabulous! Stunning!

  14. Cindy
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    I’d LOVE to see photos of what the cut soap looks like! Very interesting technique – thanks for sharing.

  15. Ally
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    Gorgeous!

  16. Stacey
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    WOW! that is so cool! I can’t wait to try it! I too would like to see what the cut bars look like.
    Thanks Amanda and Debbie!

  17. Kelly Ann Taylor
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    Yep, you bet us to it!
    I think you did a GREAT job.
    It looks “tie dyed” now!

    What a great color combo for a patchouli soap………

    You gals are such artists!
    We do have fun, now don’t we…

  18. Debbie
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    Yes, we do have fun Kelly Ann! That’s what it’s all about! Love that! (Lovin Soap and Soapylove – a match made in heaven!)

  19. Ka fée
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    Love Love Love !!

  20. Margo
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    I also would love to see the soap out of the mold. I am so in love with this swirl. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us

  21. Sofiah
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    OMG ! This looks really amazing ! I can’t just wait to see the final result ! Thank you so much for all this pictures – I got really exited just loocking at them !

  22. La Shonda Tyree
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    Way Cool! I was wondering if someone was going to take on the challenge! Awesome and inspiring!

  23. Sharon
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    Pretty, initially I thought each bar would have the flower in it. Now that would be pretty but very time consuming.

  24. Karen
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    I am so going to try this. You are inspiring, Amanda!

  25. Margie
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    How cool that you could ‘see’ this application using soap from the paint video! My smallest slab mold makes 15 bars — and you know it is all your fault that I’m just gonna have to give this a try!!!

    Amanda, now that they are cured what do you think about using the skewer– think you’ll plan to use it again next time?

    • iheartsoap
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      I’m actually glad I used the skewer. I think if I hadn’t there wouldn’t be enough “interest” per bar. It gives a nice effect.

  26. Ana Maria
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    Very interesting and creative, I love it. Ana.

  27. Alana Rivera
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    OMG!! Gorgeous!! I love how you can find soap inspiration anywhere!

  28. Michelle
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    Oh that is too cool, thanks for sharing. I’ve got to try it.

  29. Patrice
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    Wowzers! You have another hit on your hands:D

  30. Amy Warden
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    Oh yes!!! I saw that paint video – why didn’t I think of soap too?? Great job!

  31. Brenda
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    WOW oh’ WOW!!! Not THAT is some SWIRLING THERE!! I can’t wait to try it. :-) Thanks for sharing!!!

  32. Annie Albright
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    I love the soap! It’s beautiful! I like the added effect of the skewer, too.
    What did you use for your colors and where can I get them?
    Thanks for sharing!

  33. Plush Folly
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    oooooh, amazing and wonderful! I feel a play coming on. Thanks Debbie

  34. Selena
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    wow, that is amazing. I will definitely try this out.

    Thanks for sharing.

  35. SummerfieldSoaps
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    Wowzers! That’s stunning! A must do. The orginal video is exceptional too. Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m bowled over by the effect.

  36. Mar
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    Beautiful soap, so joyful, so dinamic…
    Saludos from Spain

  37. Maribel
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    Amazing! I´´love this soap. After seeing your soap, I couldn´t wait to make my own column swirl batch. I hadn´t been so eager to unmould an cut a batch since my first soap! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration. You can see my soap her
    http://muchaespumita.blogspot.com/2011/04/age-of-aquariuuuuuuuus-aquariuuuuuuus.html
    Regards from Spain

  38. Sue DeSal
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    It is wonderful, enlightened and a fresh breath of creativity. What brand of colorant did you use and what were your temps? Thanks, Sue.

  39. Vincent Keele
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    That’s a cool design…