I am once again participating in a challenge sponsored by Great Cakes Soapworks! The challenge for this month was to complete a Mantra swirl or a modified Mantra swirl. Both are challenging techniques for me as I had never tried them before. I wasn’t sure which to do, but as I watched Amy’s “how-to” video I realized the only one I could really try was the modified. In order to do justice to the actual mantra swirl, I would need to be able to cut my soap loaf in horizontal cuts to show the pretty swirls and I absolutely stink at cutting! So, with the modified swirl I could use my wire cutter and keep my soap relatively nice looking.
Ok. Now, I chose to work with a cherry FO I received from Nature’s Garden. It wasn’t supposed to accelerate trace or discolor so I figured, what the hay? I also chose the colors, titanium dioxide, a cherry colored mica, a light green mica, and ultramarine violet for an accent color. To see exactly how I was able to create this swirl, please visit my youtube channel GVSoapCo, or click here.
Here are a few photos of my modified mantra swirl attempt. I enjoyed learning this technique and I plan on trying it again!
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