Ombre Soap Challenge

It has been a while since I participated in the Soap Challenge Club.  This month’s challenge is an ombre gradient design.  This is one of my favorite soap designs so I was surprised that it took three tries to get one that I felt I could enter.

For my first design I used a divider in my soap mold with the intent of having one side start with the darkest color and the other side start with the lightest.  The first problem was my soap was to fluid and the layers were not distinct.  The second problem was the color I started with on the dark side was just too dark and never got really light – in the end I add some titanium dioxide but the resulting color just doesn’t look like it belongs.  And then when I removed the divider the white soap on the bottom of the light side migrated to the upper layers.

On the bright side I did get some cool swirl soaps in my wave mold

For the second try I decided on the tall and skinny shimmy design with teal on one side going from light to dark,  The other side was supposed to be pink going from dark to light.  I used Brambleberry’s Rose Quartz mica which is a lovely pink color.  EXCEPT I missed the notation on the front of the jar that reads “Not recommended for CP soap” so my pink side is just one shade of white (seems I always learn something for these challenges, i.e. never use a color in a challenge that your haven’t tested).  Again my soap was too fluid.

Then for the third and final try I went with just a standard ombre design in teal going from light to dark.  My intent was to pour relatively thin layers so the color change would be gradual.  I am pretty happy with the results.

 

Thanks Amy for yet another fun challenge.

 

16 thoughts on “Ombre Soap Challenge

  1. Great to have you back, Bonnie! Thanks so much for sharing your process with us – the final soap is superb! I’m sure we’ve all been there with the untested colorant or fragrance that doesn’t behave as expected….so disappointing, but really all of your soaps are fantastic! That teal color is just gorgeous!

  2. I am in love with how your layers completely meld in harmony into each other! 30 incredible, seamless, beautiful layers molded into complete perfection. Congratulations on this gorgeous attempt!

  3. Very Pretty! Even the ‘not pink’ batch still has a lovely gradient pattern. 🙂 Teal is one of my faves, and it looks perfect in your soap.

  4. Oh what a shame about the pink, but it leaves a really interesting pattern with just the white and teal together. I like that you reversed the colors and started with the light on the bottom and going darker to the top of your entry soap. It’s very unique!!

  5. I love the teal color that you chose for the entry soap. And I like the other batches as well. Very beautiful!

  6. I like the simple clean lines. It’s a lot harder than it looks and you made it glide like a professional ice skater! Really nice ombre work!

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