I thought I would try this soap technique just once for the June challenge; however I decided to give it a second try to fulfill a soap idea I have had for a while. The idea came to me while I was at church; and the worship team started singing this song (“Another in the Fire” by Hillsong). The lighting team had made a cool effect for the movie theater screen too, so I was both hearing the lyrics and seeing a colorful display of pictures and lighting designs.
“The chorus of the song goes like this:
There was another in the fire
Standing next to me
There was another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
Of how I’ve been set free
There is a cross that bears the burden
Where another died for me”
So the idea that struck me was of a soap that had both a water design and a fire design. I thought I could achieve this with the four colors allowed for the regular category of the Soap Challenge of this month. My first failed attempt at the technique had even amounts of soap for each layer, but for this one I decided to make the red and the “white” layers thinner. This attempt came out better than the first one, but not as good as the examples. However, I like how the “fire” colors look.
In my first attempt I had done a gold mica and oil drizzle; which was barely noticeable. I was curious to see if a darker color would standout better, so I used a black/silver mica instead; and it is indeed more noticeable offering a contrast against the red.
Equipment and Supplies (some of the links are affiliate links*):
Tools and equipment
Here is a link to the standard equipment I use.
1/4 tsp + tsp Kashmir Mica (Blue) from Nurture Soap dispersed in light colored olive oil prior
1/4 tsp of Yellow lake from TKB trading
1/2 tsp of Silver Shimmer Mica
3/4 tsp of Trial by Fire Mica (Red) dispersed in light colored oil
2 oz Empress fragrance oil. I ended up liking this scent a lot more as the soap cured than out of the bottle. I have a feeling it will become a favorite, it has powdery, talc notes, like baby powder but not quite that.
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