13. srpna 2016

Dancing Funnel technique - Soap Challenge Club (August 2016 entry)





Hi, everybody,

This month challenge in Soap Challenge Club is about making a Dancing Funnel technique, that was created by Tatsiana Serko (read my interview with her here) from Creative Soap by Steso and Jelena Vasiljeva from Soap Techniques.

This is my seventh entry in SCC and first time doing this technique. I used no bottles, just paper cups... This is also the first time I am taking part in all natural category. I promised myself in February when I was not participating to choose this category for my entry next time and so this is it))


I made 3 attempts in All natural Category and 2 attempts in Synthetic one.
First were two soaps made with micas, scented by EOs. Both were too thick to make nice dancing funnel technique, first partially gelled and second one ungelled.






First attempt in natural way and my entry. This Cocoa Powder and Calendula Soap is made of olive oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, castor oil and calendula petals infused olive oil. Unscented, brown color is made by cocoa powder, main part is uncolored.




In my second attempt (greenish color made by avocado and tamanu oil, black by bamboo powder)  I got a false trace and I know very little about how to work with it, so I decided to try to finish it in other technique, that is my "hometask" in Tatsiana Serko's soap school - Cosmic Wave.


My last attempt that was made with 35% of cocoa butter and avocado oil again, again unscented. I wanted to use 99% chocolate to make 2 different brown colors. But my those colored batters began to be thick too soon, so I was made to finish again with other technique that I know as Whirlwind Swirl (named by Soap.baby) as it is again my "hometask"…


I was still trying to find some dancing funnel technique inside and sliced one piece.... Hmmm.. I found none....



All natural soaps together:



 

All my attempts this month:








Thank you, Amy, for another great challenge and inviting Tatasiana and Jelena to teach us how to make this wonderful technique.

I wish the very best luck to everyone from the participants!

Nasta

20 komentářů:

  1. Excellent work!! I can tell your soap is so very fluid and the outlines are so delicate and lovely! The colors have wonderful contrast as well!

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    1. Thank you, Amy, unfortunately fluid was that only one)))

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  2. Just beautiful Anastasia !! You did amazingly well pouring with just paper cups! Also, I love how you applied the cosmic wave technique to the dancing funnel one to create such a unique look in your last attempt. Great job!!

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    1. Thank you, Helene. I just was too lasy and too busy this month to find some bottles. As for the last one soap I saw itfor the first time in Tatsiana's and Jelena's soap "duel" as an inspiration photo and it is called by the author of that soap Whirlwind Swirl, but also it is called Cosmic Wave too.

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  3. Anastasia:
    Great soaps & pictures.
    How did you do the cosmic wave and the whirlwind swirls?
    Thanks so much!
    Sly

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    1. Thank you, Sly. As for the techniques, I was taught by Tatsiana herself and would like to recommend you to wait till some of next challenges as she would be teaching us how to do it /at least I can see this information in the next comment))))/

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  4. Wow, Anastasia! These are all so amazing and unique. I really love the cosmic wave and the whirlwind ones, too. Hopefully they will be featured in an upcoming challenge (hint, hint Amy!) I really have to try the calendula to color soaps. It is really beautiful! Great job, again!

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    1. Thank you, Debi, it was my first attepmt to make all natural soap as well as first time trying calendula for some color...as well as chocolate and cocoa powder))))

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  5. Really Nice Anastasia! I love all the variety that can come with this technique. I especially love the blue with yellow lines! So cheery :)

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    1. Thank you, Eva,I hoped blue could be more blue)))) but did not happen)))

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  6. Anastasia, all of your soaps are just absolutely beautiful! Your color choices and technique are amazing. Also, your photography is fantastic. I love the way you laid out each photo. Beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you, Holly. It is nice to hear it from "Queen of Natural Colors" / if I remember it well - Debi called you like that/ In natural soaps I didn not choose colors, but just tryed to see what would it be to leave soap as it is)))))
      I love taking photos of soap and hope someday)) I will learn how to make it really good.

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    1. Thank you, Teressa. It is very nice to hear it from you)))

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  8. You have made some fantastic looking soaps. They are all beautiful.

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  9. all very interesting soaps... love that whirlwind and your challenge soap entry

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