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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Soap Challenge - Gradient soap

My soap for this month´s Challenge and I am very pleased with the result.


I´ve already tried one-colour gradient before, and last month I made a similar looking soap with botanical colours and clays - a combination of different brown and orange stripes, but not really in a gradient way.


I like the colour mixing, it´s interesting to preview the shades and then to see how the colours influence each other in reality.

I wanted to make a brown  - ocean blue/green (maybe greyish) soap with an orange accent. At first I planned to mix two gradients, the brown and the blue, and to make an orange line between them, but then I saw Amy´s tutorial and started thinking about using the orange as the middle colour. I thought the gradient might be more even like that and I also wanted to see what colour the blue and orange would make.

So I decided to try it. I was expecting a nice shade of grey but the result is even better, a nice ocean green that I really like.

I made the soap on Wednesday night.


Smooth grounded scent of velvet Almond Milk and Vanilla with light sunny Mandarin and Lime. A creamy soap with buttermilk, oatmilk and white clay.


Last month I made this soap that I mentioned in the beginning, it´s a kind of gradient as well. For the colours I used different combinations/ratios of tomato puree, yoghurt, cocoa powder, turmeric and three clays - yellow, pink and red.


Desert Spice - manly soap scented with earthy Cedarwood, fresh citrus notes, eucalyptus and cinnamon.






Now looking forward to see all the other soaps!


19 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, Barbara! So perfectly done!
    One of my favourites!Congatulations!

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  2. So beautiful colors! The lines are so even and the earthy tones of all colors complement each other.

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  3. Thank you! I also like how the colours came out, exactly like I wanted. I found out another thing - this was the second time I used Almond Milk FO (from Just a Soap) and the batter was again really slowly moving, definitely this FO slows the trace so maybe ideal for Peacock Swirl :-)

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  4. I love your colors, what an awesome job!

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  5. Beautiful colors! I especially love the blue-green.

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  6. Very beautiful fall-like colors! Nice choice! Very even layers too - I'm impressed!

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  7. This is gorgeous. Your layers are so even, and I love the way it turned out with the colours :)

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  8. I love this soap, the colors, and the gradient....awesome....my favorite!

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  9. Beautiful! Love the colours and the graduation through the layers is so well done...
    Vicki

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  10. Beautiful soap!

    Victoria
    http://maitribathbody.com

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  11. natural colors are lovely and you mastered it. great soap.

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  12. Beautiful colors to match the season!

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