The Clyde Slide



The Clyde Slide is named after a talented soap maker who has posted several YouTube videos on this technique.  It is basically an “In the Pot Swirl”,  but instead of pouring your colors in different areas of the base soap and then taking a spatula quickly around the pot to mix the colors,  the colors are alternated in the same spot in the pot (or several spots) and then poured without any further mixing.  Using this method often produces feathery looking swirls.  The objective of this months soap challenge club was to get a nice feathered swirl.

I am not sure why I found this rather difficult – I made four passes at it.  The first one may have a few feathers but boy you have to look hard to find them so that one was a reject immediately.


First attempt at The Clyde Slide

My last attempt was also rejected.  I thought the colors were just too dark for my taste and many of the slices reminded me of an ultra sound to determine the gender of a baby.


Fourth attempt

The second and third try are closer to what I was trying to achieve and a toss up as to which one to enter.

Version 2 - scented with Midnight Path

Second attempt – scented with Midnight Path


Third attempt – scented with Mango Madness

Since only one entry is allowed we will go with Mango Madness.

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Thank you Amy for another fun challenge.