24. května 2017

Soap Dough Challenge Club (May 2017 entry)







Dear soapfriends,

It has been a while I was not taking part in that soap madness called Soap Challenge Club! But this month I gathered all my strength and made my only soap using soap dough. As usual during last week and as usual at night because of my little girl.

This month we had our great teacher Tatsiana Serko showing us a lot of wonderful creations using dough. My best on from them is Indian elephant. In the case you did not see it, it is waiting here for your visit.

I tried to make my soap according to the recipe we were given, but unfortunately I gelled it and did not like the way it worked, but the soap itself is wonderful!

So I used this soap as a base for my work, but for dough itself I took the only soap I had at the moment that was not gelled. It was a castile type soap with 70% of olive oil and the rest of cocoa a babassu butters. I would not say it is the best to work, but it was possible to make the picture I wanted to make.

The theme for this challenge was a huge struggle for me as I don’t like making flowers or animals, which are the most popular for making. So I was watching some polymeric clay videos for inspiration and they led me to some other art of making dolls. So I saw someone making geisha and I loved that idea, which was too much ambitious for me and my level of making soap. 

Geisha is wearing different clothes under strict rules, though I was very interested in that, I had too little time ti study all them.  Also it was difficult because of the existence of Maiko or Gaiko (like student Geisha), different types of kimono (that colorful big robe), different types of hair making styles, flower on them according to time of a year, color combinations for flowers, other different types of hair decorations etc. etc.

So I decided to make something that will be close enough to Geisha but made without those strict clothing rules, so I choose to make Madame Butterfly from Puccini’s opera as I may imagine her. I chose the period when she met her future “husband” Pinkerton and fell in love with him. She was bright and  wear colorful dresses.  So here is my Madame Butterfly!



I was inspired very much by this picture I had found on Google.


 First I have printed the picture and transferred if onto a soap




I thought that head will be the most difficult part and it was the most ambitious part of the whole project for me.  So I started there.
I wanted her to look like the geisha on picture with no eyes seen.




Then I moved to umbrella flowers and clothes.

 




Then big pink umbrella






The heaviest part in umbrella :

 

 

Flowers on head:




And a little gold on it and beveling the sides:
 

The soap is some 7,7 cm long and 6,3 cm wide



 My Madame Butterfly:



 







Thank you, Amy and Tanja for this challenge! You make our life very much interesting!

Thank you, friends, for stopping by and have a good luck!

Nasta









41 komentářů:

  1. I am blown away by your artistry, Nasta!! This is amazing! The details are just magnificent! I love how the design is both 2D and 3D. The flowers in her hair are the most impressive, however. Truly wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you, Amy :) This was too ambitious project for my skylls because of the face :) I like her flowers too. I was afraid to make them as much as the face :)

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  2. It is beautiful, a real masterpiece. Really very nice!

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  3. Настя! Великолепно!!!)Действительно, шедевр! Удачи в конкурсе!!!)

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  4. Настя, очень красиво и оригинально!!!
    Ты проделала огромный и колоссальный труд!
    Удачи Тебе и победы!

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    1. Спасибо, Ира! До тебя мне все равно далеко!

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  5. Настя, ты умничка, такое ошеломительное мыло ! Очень оригинальное, аккуратное, и супер супер суперское !

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    1. Спасибо, Верочка, особенно за то, что оно аккуратное))))))) Очень приятно от Тебя!

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  6. Настенька, отличное мыло! Прекрасное исполнение, очень много мелких элементов. Браво.

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    1. Наташа, спасибо большое! Мельче детали мы увидели)) под лупой))))

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  7. Your Madame Butterfly soap is both creative and beautiful! I love your inspiration ! Great idea and well executed! The details are all wonderful! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Helene, I loved your octopus too :) That is a pitty, it does not change its color as in video :)

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  8. She's beautiful! You did an excellent job! All the details are amazing.

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  9. Настя, очень оригинальная идея!!! И так искусно выполнена, столько деталей!!! Желаю удачи в конкурсе!!!

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    1. Машуля, спасибо большое! Тебе и фламинго тоже всего самого наилучшего!

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  10. Your soap is as usual so original and beautiful. The precision of your work amazes me. I hope you win... best of luck to you!

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    1. Thank you, Madame Propre, but I think there are a lot of much more talented soapmakers this time :) but who knows :)

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  11. Beautiful work, Anastasia! You have incredible talent :) I love all the fine details you included. Thank you so much for sharing your process too.
    – Belinda

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  12. Настя, отличная работа!!! Цветочки на волосах - это супер!!!

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    1. Надюша, спасибо, но думаю с цветочками на малыше они не сравняться! Удачи большой!

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  13. It's gorgeous! Love the concept, also details on hair and 3D umbrella.. i love it! All the best to you!

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  14. Dear Anastasio, everything was said. But I do not mind. I repeat it because it's true. Hours of hard work ... inscribed in a bar of soap with a soul ... jewel!!! Good luck.

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    1. Dekuji, Lu, tobe taky preji vse nej v soutezi!!!

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  15. Настя, очень интересная идея и очень кропотливая работа! Цветочки на прическе, действительно, ювелирно сделаны. Молодец!

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    1. Юля, спасибо большое! Я их очень боялась, но оказалось зря, получились легко и довольно мне кажется удачно.

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  16. Настенька, мы с мужем просто влюбились в твою японочку! Шикарный зонтик с тонкими спицам, нежные цветы в волосах, все сделано с аккуратностью ювелира! А халат на пышных формах! Ох уж эта мадам, просто вскружила голову моему любимому! 👍😄💕 Я от всей души желаю тебе победы! 😘🌹🌹🌹💋

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    1. Спасибо, Любочка, но я думаю в ряду победителей будет очень тесно и без меня)))) Спасибо за такой положительный отзыв, и даже не знаю, радоваться ли тому, что удалось создать эфимерную конкуренцию тебе у твоего мужа ))) Жаль, у меня не было лупы, как у тебя, а то может и глаза бы ей прицепила )) Целую

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  17. Goodness, Nasta! This is one of the most amazingly beautiful soaps I have ever seen!! Thank you so much for sharing how you created this masterpiece. It is so wonderful to see you back in the Challenge Club and to see your beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you very much, Debi, I will be back only for some projects, as now I am trying to build a biz :) But there are some techniques I have to make :) Thank you for your kind words and that you liked my madame in love :)

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  18. Настя, здорово!!!
    Тонкая работа. Лепить из мыла такие мини-цветочки, да и вообще переносить лица людей - это еще надо постараться. Удачи тебе в конкурсе!!!

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