Squeeze Bottle Technique

This months challenge was Squeeze Bottle Designs,  a technique I had never heard about before. I like finding out about new techniques, especially when I have to put them in practice. As for Amy, the technique was first demonstrated on Sirona Springs blog by Ruth Esteves.

So this month’s challenge is to make a design on soap using squeeze bottles( I didn’t have it so used a piping bag). The design is applied with squeeze bottles/piping bags to the mold and then the remaining soap batter is poured over the top.

What I mostly like about this technique is that the creative possibilities are endless, and so I couldn’t decide quickly on what I could do. I was first thinking about some Greek signs and characters, and about zodiac signs, and still couldn’t decide. But while helping my elder daughter with her schoolwork I stopped doubting: she had to learn the combination of ‘U’ and ‘I’ (UI) in Flemish and the word she had to learn was ‘UIL’, which means OWL. She was repeating for several days this UIL word, and it made me decide to draw an UIL. Of course, my daughter was very enthousiast !.

Here's how it looked after I finished squeezing the design into the mold
Here’s how it looked after I finished squeezing the design into the mold:

The soap cut:Squeeze Bottle Designs OWLI was so content about this technique that I decided to make a second attempt. The only problem: I was not sure the drawing would be visible enough as the lines were really too thin. But it worked, not really perfect and the ash was, of course, there but…I am content with the results.

 After squeezing the design into the mold:

Adam and Eve Soap
Adam and Eve Soap

I want to thank Amy for organizing this challenge and for choosing this month a technique many of us hadn’t heard of before.

Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve Soap

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Swanee says:

    waou, Ils sont réussi. j’aime beaucoup.

  2. Vicki says:

    These are fantastic! I signed up for the challenge again this month but then fell ill and ran out of time – a shame, but at least I get to see everyone else’s entries! Good luck 🙂

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      I am so sorry to hear that you got ill, Vicki! I hope you are better…
      And I hope you will have the chance to try this technique, as it’s very easy and so fun! 😉

  3. Margo says:

    Love your soap, you did a great job. How did you accomplish such fine lines?

  4. Signe says:

    They are beautiful! Specially those owls, they are so cute! And Adam&Eve would be fine wedding gift for some pair…Can you put a link to Amy’s challenge? I’d like to see more about the technique.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Signe, here the link:http://greatcakessoapworks.com/scc/.
      Thank you, I forgot to add it, so I will update my post.

  5. iulia says:

    Ce grozave sunt, abia astept sa invat si eu tehnica asta ! Bravo Natalia, esti foarte buna si la desen 🙂

  6. DivaSoap says:

    Oh gosh, these are fantastic! And you were really using the bottles? How steady your hand must be for this!! The owls are so cute and the couple makes so unique gift,they look like any souvenir, but the soap! Bravo, dear!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Maja, thank you! I used a piping bag in place of a bottle as I find it easier to work with. I like the owls too ;).

  7. Colchique says:

    Natalia, magnifiques savons ! Bravo !

  8. fraley smith says:

    I love how thin you got your lines. It looks great

  9. Ruth Esteves says:

    What an artist you are! Those are brilliant. Well done!

  10. Amy Warden says:

    Very beautiful lines, Natalia!! I can’t believe how thin your lines are either!! 🙂

  11. Jenny says:

    Wow, those are beautiful, Natalia! The Adam and Eve soaps look so cool, and the owls are adorable. The fine lines and details you were able to achieve are impressive!

  12. Gordana says:

    You are real artist Nat! The idea is really original and all those soaps turned out so elegant and sophisticated!

  13. Cee says:

    Oh my gosh, what a cool effect…and you are a very talented artist! Amazing!!!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Cee! I liked this challenge and I will certainly try it again!

  14. so pretty! I love the owls!

  15. Foarte frumos. Bravo!

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