The hanger swirl can be done many ways. You use a hanger or other similar device to swirl your soap after it has been poured. Sometimes you simply move the hanger straight up and down; other times you might go up and down and then across; or you might make figure 8’s , etc.
This month I actually took three attempts at this swirl. As I type I am still trying to decide which one I want to enter. The one I thought I would like the best didn’t turn out as well I wanted. The soap got thick fast even though I had used a fragrance (Black Raspberry Vanilla) and recipe that I thought I could trust. This is a swirl where less is more but my two contrasting lines got too thick because of the acceleration of the batter. The result is not as whisky as I wanted but I still like the soap. Here is the finished photo:
The very first attempt also moved very fast and I did not have time to take photos of the progress. This one is Aloe Vera and Cucumber – one of my favorite fragrances. Here we swirled with a combination of an up and down movement followed by some circular movements. I really do like the outcome when you combine both for your hanger swirl.
My final attempt used Pink Berry Mimosa fragrance that I have had for sometime and decided I use it since it is a great fragrance for my summer line. This soap behaved much better and I was able to get a few photos along the way. I used a tall skinny mold for this on since is a beverage fragrance.
Decision time. I am going to submit Pink Berry Mimosa for the challenge.
Thank you Amy for all your work coordinating these challenges. It is always fun.