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August Challenge – Intaglio Technique – Difficulty Level Moderate

Intaglia design by Clyde Yoshida of Vibrant Soap

The challenge for August is the Intaglio technique, created by Clyde Yoshida of Vibrant Soap.  He’s very excited to see what you will do!  (Slab mold and sculpting tools like these or these are needed, and possibly these.)

Sponsor for Juried Category: Majestic Mountain Sage, Sponsor for Voted Category: Nurture Soap

Prizes for both categories:

Grand prize: $100 gift certificate
Second place: $75 gift certificate
Third place: $50 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $25 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration Jul 31-Aug 7, blind link-up* Aug 7-16, visual link-up** Aug 16-19, voting Aug 20-23, winners announced Aug 24

September Challenge – 3D Shower Jelly – Difficulty Level Advanced

3D shower jelly soap by Helene Glemet

September’s technique is 3D shower jelly soaps with guest teacher Helene Glemet of ChezHelene. You might remember Helene’s entry in the CP + MP designs challenge made with this technique.  She will be showing us how to integrate cold process soap with melt and pour jelly soap.  If you don’t have the jelly soap base, you can get some from our sponsor for this challenge, Rustic Escentuals HERE.  They also sell clear, round bath bomb molds. International suppliers for jelly soap base: Sensory Perfection (UK) Soaposh (UK) The Soap Kitchen (UK)  Candle Supply (Australia) Aussie Soap Supplies (Australia) Viking Plastics (Canada) If I find any more I’ll update the list.

This will be one big challenge with the following prizes from Rustic Escentuals:

Grand prize: $100 gift certificate
Second place: $75 gift certificate
Third place: $50 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $25 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration Aug 28-Sep 4, blind link-up* Sep 4-13, visual link-up** Sep 13-16, voting Sep 17-20, winners announced Sep 21

Even if you don’t end up participating, you will still receive the tutorials – and you still get to vote in the voted category!

*blind link-up = you can submit your entry, but you won’t be able to see it or any of the other entries.

**visual link-up = the entries will be visible in the order they were submitted, and you will be able to see your entry as soon as you submit it.

One-Month Registration $6.95

Soap Challenge Club Subscription

  • Access Instructional Videos
  • Review Written Instructions
  • Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
  • Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback
  • Choose between entering the juried category or voted category
  • Vote for winners in the voted category

2-Month Registration $12.00

Soap Challenge Club Subscription

  • Access Instructional Videos
  • Review Written Instructions
  • Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
  • Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback
  • Choose between entering the juried category or voted category (Aug)
  • Vote for winners in the voted category