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I decided I'd order some indigo powder and try this design again, minus the different lye concentrations and just using white for the snow and the indigo to try to get a bluer sky. I forgot my pencil line. :( And this bar, while very pretty (and still smelling fabulous with the same EO blend) just lacks the character of my first batch. And, again, with the not having  conquered a controlled gel yet, I have a variation in color. It's a pretty soap, but not what I wanted for this challenge.

I decided I'd order some indigo powder and try this design again, minus the different lye concentrations and just using white for the snow and the indigo to try to get a bluer sky. I forgot my pencil line. :( And this bar, while very pretty (and still smelling fabulous with the same EO blend) just lacks the character of my first batch. And, again, with the not having conquered a controlled gel yet, I have a variation in color. It's a pretty soap, but not what I wanted for this challenge.

These are a couple bars before I added the tree to suggest the woods. You can see the subtle color variations of the different lye solutions swirled in each layer. I love the depth and organic feel this adds to the sky and the snow. The "snow" is the interesting effect that Auntie Clara documented happening around each grain of salt. So cool! And that bunny cloud just makes me happy.

These are a couple bars before I added the tree to suggest the woods. You can see the subtle color variations of the different lye solutions swirled in each layer. I love the depth and organic feel this adds to the sky and the snow. The "snow" is the interesting effect that Auntie Clara documented happening around each grain of salt. So cool! And that bunny cloud just makes me happy.

The plan: To split the batch into 70% and 30%, each using a different concentration lye solution and swirled together, hoping to get a contrast in the batters once gelled, to get the feeling of a blustery, snowy, winter night. I had never used a water discount, so this was interesting to me. I'm not very consistent with gelling yet, either! New all around. Oh, I used a tiny bit of activated charcoal to get a gray, wintery looking sky, and separated the sky from the snow with an AC pencil…

The plan: To split the batch into 70% and 30%, each using a different concentration lye solution and swirled together, hoping to get a contrast in the batters once gelled, to get the feeling of a blustery, snowy, winter night. I had never used a water discount, so this was interesting to me. I'm not very consistent with gelling yet, either! New all around. Oh, I used a tiny bit of activated charcoal to get a gray, wintery looking sky, and separated the sky from the snow with an AC pencil…

Rosewater Lemonade Cold Process Soap. Learn to make soap from scratch with this free recipe.

Rosewater Lemonade Cold Process Soap. Learn to make soap from scratch with this free recipe.

This post was written by Emily Shieh, of Shieh Design Studio.  Thanks, Emily!!   There are many ways to do gradient  layering style in col...

This post was written by Emily Shieh, of Shieh Design Studio. Thanks, Emily!! There are many ways to do gradient layering style in col...

My second attempt for the Soap Challenge Club doesn’t belong in the laundry machine… oh happy day! I completely botched the first attempt, but I think this one is good enough to keep by the kitchen…

My second attempt for the Soap Challenge Club doesn’t belong in the laundry machine… oh happy day! I completely botched the first attempt, but I think this one is good enough to keep by the kitchen…

Lavender Soap with ground lavender pencil line. No recipe just picture

Lavender Soap with ground lavender pencil line. No recipe just picture

Landscape by Aniri - Cold Process Soap - Spin Swirl - #soApbyAniri

Landscape by Aniri - Cold Process Soap - Spin Swirl - #soApbyAniri

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