Northern inspirations March 17 2015

Our family trip to the north of Norway was very inspiring - such amazing landscapes. I came back with loads of new soap design ideas, but had to start with the northern lights.

I attempted to create wispy streak of green on a dark sky by using the 'in the pot' swirl technique.  The top looks good but inside the colours were too defined and the green too opaque to look even vaguely like the northern lights. It's a nice looking soap, but not the effect I wanted. Annoyingly it was perfectly northern-lightish on the sides, where the soap mixed up against the sides of the mold. I'm trying to figure out how to get this effect all the way through the bar.