This is the last week for the The Great Cakes Soapworks soap challenge! I wish it weren’t over but I had a lot of fun learning new techniques. I need to practice them some more but it was great to participate and learn about some new techniques I wasn’t familiar with.
For my leopard spot soap, I decided to use the Loving Spell FO I had just received from Nature’s Garden. It smelled so delicious! Such a bright, sweet, citrusy blend. I thought it would be a great summery scent. As for coloring my leopard soap I used a neon pink colorant from NG as a main color and for the spots I used cocoa powder.
I had fun doing this challenge, but the spots didn’t come out the way I had planned. My son was trying to talk to me while I was creating the soap pattern and I got totally ditracted! Thankfully I think everything eventually came out ok.
The cocoa powder in the soap was a bit strong initially and I was a little concerned it would overpower the FO, but now it seems to have settled down.
For future soaps using the leopard print, I need to make the soap for the “spots” to be at a thicker trace, while the main base of the soap is fairly thin. At least, I think so. Not sure until I try again! Also, I got quite a bit of titanium dioxide spots in my light brown. I used a small amount of cocoa powder to color the middle part of the spots, but it still seemed to be too dark so I added a bit of TD to lighten and ended up with spots. Oh, well. I’ll need to plan differently next time! They smell great and it’s an interesting soap technique. Can’t wait until I can use the soap!