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Second Challenge – Mantra Swirl

For the second challenge we were assigned the mantra swirl.  There are several ways of doing this swirl with the modified version being the easiest to cut so I chose to try that one.  The challenge proved to be even more difficult for me than the peacock swirl however I am not going to post all my failures.  The problem was mostly that my soap became too thick too quickly.  I finally got one to allow me enough time to work by adding a little more water to my recipe.  The colors I chose were based on a Design Seed pallet with a cute green and orange frog.  I used Crafter’s Choice Ginger Orange FO from Wholesale Supplies Plus.  I think I will name the soap Kermit.

Colors selected
Colors selected
The mold is ready and soap batter mixed with the colors
The mold is ready and soap batter mixed with the colors
Ready to cure
Poured and ready to cure
Cured and cut
Cured and cut

The swirl on the inside of the soap didn’t turn out quite like I envisioned but on a positive note I did get the colors I wanted.

Once again I had a lot of fun trying something that I had not done before.  I used different colors for each of the failed soaps so I got to try out a lot of the samples I ordered from TKB and The Conservatory.

And thank you Amy for putting together another “challenge”.

OBTW: I know you are not supposed to have to line silicone molds but this particular one gives me fits so I line it.  I used this mold because the little side flaps made it easier to anchor the dividers.

22 thoughts on “Second Challenge – Mantra Swirl

  1. The colors are so delicate, love your Kermit soap!

  2. I love the idea of how you chose your color palate, very smart. The colors are nice choices and I think your soap came out beautiful, your swirl looks nice to me. 🙂

    1. Thank you for the kind remarks.

  3. Love the color combo!

    1. Tricia,

      Thank you.


  4. Lovely!

  5. Very pretty!

  6. I love the design seed colors too. Great name for your soap and your colors turned out really nice!

    1. Cris – thank you for viewing and your encouragement.

  7. Beautiful mantra swirl! Love the peach color.


    1. Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.

  8. Great job! I will have try design seeds. What a great way to get inspired!

    1. Thanks Stacey. I find it well worth the time to browse through the Design Seeds site for ideas.

  9. Love your Kermit soap…lovely colours and swirls 🙂

  10. Aw, Kermit! Too cute! So glad you got your recipe to behave! It turned out great!!

  11. Your inspiration is spot on — it’s super cute too! =)

    1. Anne-Marie – Thank you

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