It has been a couple months since I participated in Amy Warden’s soap challenge club. This month when she announced the challenge was using Ebru designs in soap, I decided to join in the fun. Ebru is actually painting on water and then transferring the design to paper. I have made soap before using Ebru designs without knowing it was Ebru – a good example is the peacock swirl.
Our challenge was to find an inspiration and execute it in soap. Many Ebru patterns employ a “rake” or other special tools to achieve the look, however, our instructions stated that we must draw the design free hand using a pick or chop stick. I choose a picture from the website http://marbleart.us/CableCurl.htm. I recommend visiting the site – he has so many different design – I would love to try more.
It took me a while to figure out how to do this on soap. I watched a number of YouTube videos and finally decided how I would try to get this patter.
To finish I drew curls in each of the square.
I tried a couple other designs but they will have to wait for another day and another post. The deadline to submit our entries is tomorrow afternoon but I will be at the farmers market so my personal deadline is now. This was so much fun and I am sure I will be re-visiting many of the Ebru sites – it is absolutely fascinating to watch those artist create their beautiful paper.
Thank you Amy! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for July.