Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Great Cakes Soap Challenge November 2015 - The Tall & Skinny Shimmy !

Tatsiana Serko is truly a soap master. She makes this technique look so effortless!  It took me two attempts, but I was finally able to achieve something close to the goal.  I can just see an entire series using this technique with color gradients. I'll certainly give it another try because I think the results can be stunning.

Here are the seven colors I used: 
Pearl Yellow (TKB),  Bronze Mica (TKB), Shamrock Green (The Conservatory), Peach  Sunset (The Conservatory), Mermaid's Gold (TKB), Peak Green (one of my favorite greens from The Conservatory) and Coral Reef Blue (TKB).

I fragranced this soap with Forest Essential Blend from Essential Wholesale Lab.  It behaved like a dream and is a subtle fragrance.  

I didn't bevel these bars as I think it would detract from the design.

Thanks for visiting !!

Suzy and Artista Bottega Art Gallery at 937 W. 7th Street in the Lowertown art district of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Eight new soaps on sale at !

New soaps now available!

Dirty Hippie
Tinsel & Garland
Rosemary & Mint
Beeswax & Honey Plus Champagne
Mermaid's Gold
Cranberry Rose
Bai Cha & Ginger

Also available at Artista Botttega at 937 W. 7th St. in St. Paul if you're in the's a fun shop with all sorts of original artwork, antiques and gift items.