The spinning swirl is a fairly new design technique that has come out. Soapmakers always seem to be searching for new swirl designs that we can incorporate into our handmade soap bars.
I was feeling adventurous and of course, had to try this new technique. I was feeling quite confident on this day so decided I was going to work with 8 different colours. It started out great but as I was about half way through pouring the soap into the mold I realized some critical errors that I made:
- I used too big of a mold for the first time attempting this swirl;
- I was taking too long;
- I was pouring too many multiple pours;
- Because I took too long my soap batter thickened too quickly and the “spinning” part didn’t work out how it should have or how I envisioned things to go in my head.
Overall, my soap still turned out all right. It smells great, LOL. I will try this technique again and since now I know my mistakes, next time it should look fabulous. Click HERE to purchase a bar of Vampire’s Bite Soap.
Here is my video that I took of the process. Feel feel free to watch any of my other videos on my YouTube Channel.
This is what it should have gone like: