Column Swirl Soap Technique

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Column Swirl Soap? Yep that is right! When Debbie Chialtas with Soapylove posted on Facebook  by  Non ci posso credere and called Pittura a cascata. Where the artists uses cups of paint and pours them on top of the column and lets the paint run down and then add another cup and another, and about 50 plus cups of paint make a beautiful piece of art.

I really wanted to try this in cold process and after seeing Amanda Griffin from lovin soaps and Erin Pikor of Naiad soap arts had tried it, it inspired me to do it!

I lined my 40 bar mold and got everything ready! I knew that was going to be the key , because you have to mix a lot of colors and pour over a column without it getting too thick.  My column was a post from Lowes and they even cut it for me 12 inches high and 4in x4in square. I wanted to make sure I used scents that I have tried before that I knew that they would not seize or get too hot!

My soap recipe has palm , coconut , olive oil in it. I mixed in my scent which is a blend of kentish rain and love spell .....a little love and rain from and used their micas to color!

I put the column in the middle and started soaping away. I had made a video of each pouring :( for some reason I can not get it to upload!!) so sad

At first trace I stopped and poured into the colors and blended well I used 7 colors ....Next time I am going to have a helper with me and see if I can make it with more colors.

It was so much fun to do! I could not wait to cut the bars and see I got up at 4 am to unmold :)

I love how you can see so many of the colors!  ooooh can't wait to try this again


Happy Soaping


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