'Walkabout' soap - with soap-trailed dots
Well....i had to have a play with the left overs didn't I?!
'Walkabout' and 'SeaSalt Spa Bar'
These are what I made yesterday, and are now ready for the cut...can't wait - off to do that in a mo.
I have been meaning to soap trail for a long time - after watching Matt and other potters do slip-trailing with wet slip. I thought 'I could do that with soap', and here we are.
I've always loved aboriginal art, and this was my inspiration for 'Walkabout', though I have to admit Ray Mears goes Walkabout was on TV yesterday afternoon so it all kinda came together after watching that.
In 'Walkabout' I have added an essential oil combo of Tea Tree (of course), Pine, Clary Sage & Geranium. I used Australian Organic Yellow & Red Clays too.
In 'SeaSalt Spa Bar' I have used Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit & Lavender - it smells very similar to Lush's 'Sea Vegetable' - without even a hint of 'parfum'!
Added to this are coarse sea salt, cut kelp and the layer on the bottom is dead sea mud.
A lot of thought and effort went into these hunks of soap and I'm very pleased with the turnout.
Now, if you'll excuse me I have to go and ruin them somewhat - well you can't use a 12lb bar of soap can you...?
Oh, yes...and check this out...a lovely lady put me in her Etsy Treasury here - the paper potter...who'da thunk it?!