Do you enjoy a challenge? For the Soap Challenge Club this month, we doing a Color Challenge with cold-processed soap. Coloring soap isn't always as easy as it seems. I will help you understand usage rates and best practices for adding colors to your soap, plus provide my super-white soap base recipe! You get to choose your swirl or design pattern.
This membership will grant you access to a private instructional video and written instructions during the month of the challenge, demonstrating how I made the soap in the photo. (Please note that the Soap Challenge Club is open to any soapmaker who chooses to join. Members will be expected to have a basic knowledge of how to make cold-processed soap.)
In addition, members will be able to submit their own soaps made with 3-6 colors from one or both of following color palettes you see in the photo, called summer setting and mineral autumn. There are two categories to enter: all natural colorants or synthetic colorants. You will need to submit a photo of your soap along with a printed copy of the color palette like you see in the photo here. The grand prize for the natural colorants is a box of botanicals (US only) or a $50 gift certificate from Majestic Mountain Sage, PLUS a copy of the Coloring Soap Naturally ebook by Ruth Esteves. The synthetic colorants winner will receive a prize package from Nurture Soap Supplies that includes a 4 oz. set of Vibrance micas, 2oz. set of 7 brand-new glitters, and a 4 oz. jar of super white titanium dioxide, PLUS a copy of the Coloring With Confidence ebook by Lori Nova Endres.
Second & third place winners in each category will receive free registration for next month's Soap Challenge Club! Only members of the Club will be able to vote for the winners. In order to enter your soap in the challenge, it must be made after you register for the Club.
Materials needed: Basic soapmaking supplies, including at least 3 colorants from one of the color palettes. (Hint: could be kaolin clay, paprika and activated charcoal...or titanium dioxide, red oxide and black oxide)
Deadlines (all will occur at 2:00pm CST):
July 7, 2014 - This registration will CLOSE
July 16, 2014 - The link-up post to share your soap will OPEN
July 19, 2014 - The link-up will CLOSE, and voting will begin
July 23, 2014 - Voting will CLOSE, winners will be contacted!
**This registration fee is non-refundable, so please make sure you can participate before you commit!
Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email with your username, password, and the link to the private instructional area where you will be able to view the video. If you do not receive that email immediately, please contact me ASAP. (That email will go to the one you use when you pay for the registration.)
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